Lifestyle

Partying Without the Pounds

By Matt O’Neill, Dietitian – SmartShape.com.au

With a little party planning, social events need not sabotage your healthy eating plan. Here are some tips to feel more confident about managing food at functions:

Start the day of a party with a healthy breakfast. If you know there will only be high-calorie foods at the party, eat […]

By |December 6th, 2018|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Waist-Wise Christmas Tips

Article By Matt O’Neill, Dietitian – SmartShape.com.au

With an abundance of holiday food, it can be easy to ignore your body’s normal fullness signals and overeat at Christmas. And when the family get-together becomes a sit-down feast from dawn to dusk and beyond, the calories can really stack up. Here are some tips to manage your weight […]

By |December 6th, 2018|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Top Ways to Stay Active and Mobile over the Christmas Period

Article by the Drummond Team

The festive period is a time for family, fun, and of course, food.  We always say “we won’t this year”, “ I’ll be good and just have one mince pie” (pardon the eye roll). But let’s be honest, who can resist the temptation of all those sweet treats and delicious meals […]

By |December 5th, 2018|Article, Lifestyle|

You’re never too old to start lifting weights!

Article by the Drummond Team

New research  from the  University of Dublin suggests older people benefit hugely from resistance exercises – working their muscles, even drinking protein shakes.  So, where should we start?  The research looked into methods of frailty interventions for the elderly in the UK by assessing their muscle strength training and protein supplementation. Both […]

By |December 5th, 2018|Article, Industry News, Lifestyle|

ARE YOU A “YO-YO” DIETER?

By Dr. Paul Batman, PhD.

At any one time most people we know are either thinking about losing weight, are currently on a diet or have just broken their diet and putting the weight back on. Two thirds of the US population is now classified as overweight or obese. Of those people who are obese, 65% of […]

By |December 4th, 2018|Article, Lifestyle, Nutrition|

Goat Yoga, anyone?

Move over Downward dog – Goat yoga craze hits the UK!!

Article by The Drummond Team

Yes, this is for real! – Goat yoga is the latest fitness trend  to emerge from American – and people who have tried it say its very “therapeutic” – and its being endorsed by celebrities like Ozzy Osbourne, Kate Beckinsale and […]

By |December 3rd, 2018|Article, Lifestyle|

Do sleep apps really work??

Article by the Drummond Team 

New smartphone technology says we can be lulled to sleep with meditation, calming music and even audio books! Many of us who struggle to get to sleep try a variety of methods from yoga to warm baths, long walks, and giving up caffeine – just to name a few. While some of […]

By |November 26th, 2018|Article, Lifestyle|

Overweight and anxiety in the approach to Christmas – what to do?

The festive season is almost upon us – the thought alone can cause anxiety and stress – pressures of cooking large meals for volumes of family – (not to mention time spent with those trickier family members!), hectic schedules, the pressure to spend lots of money, no time for exercise, the list goes on!

 Some people […]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Article, Lifestyle, Physiology|

Piling on the pounds? Some tips to help stave off winter weight gain….

Article by the Drummond Team

Its that time of year when we tend to put the weight on. No one feels like exercising in November – but no matter how cold or dark the days, we still need to keep moving…

Current research suggests that we move an average of 18 minutes less every day during winter […]

By |November 12th, 2018|Article, Lifestyle|

9am starts “risk to workers’ health”

Article by the Drummond Team

“Wake up to the science, boss: 9am starts ‘are risk to workers’ health!”

Beginning work at 10am would allow most staff to follow their natural sleep patterns and reduce illness, a new book claims.

Dr Paul Kelley (former headmaster of Monkseaton community school on Tyneside) and a research associate in sleep science at […]

By |November 12th, 2018|Article, Lifestyle|