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Words That Change Minds

Book Review by Jane Basely
“I want to lose some weight.” “I want to get fitter.” “I can’t fit in my lovely (dress, trousers, suit) anymore that I want to wear to a party.” “I want to be able to run around with my children, (grandchildren) and I can’t.”

As fitness professionals I am sure you have […]

By |November 15th, 2019|Article, Inspirational|

Boxing for Improved Mental Health

Article by Matt Hirst 

We are now in November or Movember a time when people around the world grow a moustache for raising awareness of prostate cancer and depression in men.

I want to look at depression which effects all men, women, boys and girls. What is depression?

The mental health charity mentalhealth.co.uk state;

Depression is a common mental […]

By |November 15th, 2019|Article, Workouts|

5 tips to help PTs survive their first few months in business

Qualifying and stepping into the world of business is an exciting time for you as a Personal Trainer. You might be the most enthusiastic and motivated PT around, knowing every inch of the gym environment but it’s also important to take stock of some key business skills. This will enable you to market your business […]

By |November 15th, 2019|Article, Business|

You can’t argue with numbers!

What is the real truth? You can’t argue with numbers…. Article by Dr Paul Batman P.Hd
To discourage us from eating the wrong foods we are often told what exercise would be required to burn the food item off. We have been told that if we eat that chocolate bar we will have to go to […]

By |October 17th, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Recipe – Vegetable tagine with chickpeas & raisins

Cholesterol-friendly.

Method:

Heat the oil in a pan, then fry the onions for 5 mins until soft. Stir in the spices. Add the courgettes, tomatoes, chickpeas, rasins and stock, then bring to the boil. Cover and simmer for 10 mins. Stir in the peas and cook for 5 mins more. Sprinkle with coriander, to serve.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp […]

By |October 10th, 2019|Article, Recipes|

The Science of Inactivity

Article by Dr Paul Batman P.hD
The new discipline of “sedentary physiology” or “inactivity physiology” is emerging as more information becomes available on the problems associated with sitting, inactivity and sedentary lifestyles.

Sedentary Behaviour is a Significant Health Hazard. Unique responses caused by prolonged sedentary behaviour that are the result of a lack of continual skeletal muscle contractile […]

By |September 7th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle|

Press Release

Hydro-actif merges with Drummond Education to Better Serve the Water Fitness Market

Steph Toogood of Hydro-actif and Gill Cummings-Bell of Drummond Education are pleased to announce the exciting merger of these two health and fitness training brands, effective from the 1stSeptember 2019. The Hydro-actif brand will remain the powerful brand it is within the water world […]

By |August 31st, 2019|Article, Water Fitness|

Weekly Meal Planner

By failing to prepare, we are preparing to fail.” This is especially  true when it comes to food and meal planning. One of the biggest problems for busy people is to find the time to plan, shop, cook and then eat well. If you don’t give thought and planning to what you are going to […]

By |August 18th, 2019|Article, Nutrition|

Resting Metabolic Rate & Energy Expenditure

Resting metabolic rate is the energy your body uses to perform the most basic functions, at rest, for a 24-hour period. This can also be termed the resting energy expenditure. Total metabolic output is the total energy expenditure you use throughout the day which includes your resting energy expenditure and then energy expended doing all […]

By |August 2nd, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Weight management, hypothyroidism and the menopause!

Are you, or your female clients struggling with all three?
Article by Gill Cummings-Bell BA (Hon’s). M.Sc. PGCE. MBA

Hypothyroidism and menopaus have a connection.  Many women do not realise that there is an overlap between post menopausal symptoms and the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can increase or worsen symptoms of menopause. A research study published in […]

By |July 27th, 2019|Article, News, Physiology|