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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|

Seven Habits of a Highly Healthy Lifestyle

(How to not fail in your healthy lifestyle plans)

Article by gill Cummings-Bell BA (Hon’s) M.Sc. MBA. PGCE

Many of us have heard of, or read, the book by Stephen Covey, ‘The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People’. When I think of the book, I often can’t remember the 7 habits however, I do remember the title, […]

By |July 18th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle|

Does healthy food really cost more?

Source: Dr. Phil Maffetone / philmaffetone.com

Studies show consumers’ perceptions are way off when it comes to eating healthy. Among the more amazingly successful deceptive marketing tools associated with junk food is that generations of consumers believe it’s cheaper than healthy food. Studies continue to show consumers tend to associate higher costs with healthier foods, regardless of […]

By |June 27th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Getting Motivated for Hot Summer Workouts

Get Creative With Your Workout Logic

It can take a significant amount of mental gymnastics to prepare yourself for an outdoor workout during the dog days of summer. However, motivational speaker Gregory Berge, the founder of The Best Athlete You Can Be, starts with one tip when working with professional athletes: Reframe your mindset.

In this case, […]

By |June 26th, 2019|Article, Workouts|

The Dangers of Black Pepper

Herbs and spices have long been used to create tasty meals, as well as for their many mild therapeutic effects. They can possess antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, lipid-lowering qualities, are protective of the liver, kidney and gut, and have anticancer activities. Plus they’re safe. Black pepper may be an exception. Especially in higher amounts it poses potential […]

By |June 26th, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Getting lean: The NEW science of weight-loss

In with fat-burning and out with weight-watching. This latest approach actually works when diets and exercise fail.

In most people’s minds, they are trying to watch their “weight.” All the while, in reality, they become more overfat. They keep their old clothes in hopes they will again fit. Diet books and weight-loss products are on many […]

By |June 21st, 2019|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|