Sleep is right up there with eating and breathing and all the other ‘unavoidables’ that are caveated only by their quality. However poor air and low quality nutrition come in a lowly third on the priority list when it comes to premium, future proof health.… Read the rest
Camping seems to be a love it or hate it kind of holiday. We sit firmly in the ‘love it’ camp (pun not intended but kind of inevitable) and at the other end there are those in the ‘I need my home comforts’ tribe.… Read the rest
This has nothing to do with apathy and nothing to do with Russell Brand bandwagons and more to do with protest abstinence through anger.
I’ve always voted because I know I’m privileged to have a vote at all and I understand that “I cannot moan if I don’t like the outcome if I haven’t voted”.… Read the rest
I have a love hate relationship with coffee. I love the smell and the taste and it can have some positive health benefits. Besides giving us a kickstart in the morning, coffee consumption has been linked to decreased risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease, and tea has been linked to lower risk for some cancers.… Read the rest
Pointing our kids in the right direction and hoping they learn to make good choices once they’ve flown the nest is a journey with one or two challenges, to say the least. In this world of distracting tech, consumer choice overload, too may sedentary choices, a food and drink industry who don’t give two hoots about the poor messages they’re pumping into tiny minds and politicians and religious leaders who choose conflict over communication (great role modelling for the next generation guys!) it’s hard to get your ethos heard by your children over all the noise.… Read the rest
Now let’s get something straight up front: I’m not writing this for you, I’m writing this for me. I know that’s the polar opposite of all good copywriting advice but in this instance I’m ignoring convention because I reckon we want the same things (No, Belinda – I think we may have different dreams, trust me on that…).… Read the rest
High Protein, High Fibre, Low Carb, Low Sugar Breakfast Cereal & Chocolate Milk – My New Favourite Breakfast!
Although I love my breakfast shakes and they keep me full as a goog and super satisfied until lunch, I get bored, and I get cravings. Now, I’m pretty good at having the same meals over and over again because I’m a creature of good habits and I only fill my diet trunk with stuff that I really, genuinely enjoy eating (as well as ticking all the healthy vibe boxes) so it never feels like a chore – I look forward to my meals.… Read the rest
Quite a statement that eh? As ‘How-to’ blog post titles go, that one has quite a bit to live up to and if you’re going to spend your precious time reading this post then it sure as heck better deliver on it’s promise, right?… Read the rest
I’ll be honest, all this healthy food and fitness malarky plays utter havoc with my fixation on deserts and all things chocolate. I’m a big believer in balance and my cheat days get me through the hard times (and oh boy are they hard when there’s ice cream on the freezer on a Wednesday and I bloody well know it’s there…) but if only there was some kind of mid-week chocolatey desert fix that didn’t break the calorie bank…
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present you my genuinely delicious (looking at you carob you rubbish wannabe) Guilt Free Protein Chocolate Desert!… Read the rest
Sleep has been on my agenda for the last 10 years. For about that long I’ve absolutely known that I’ve not been getting enough of it and as time has gone on I’ve learned more and more about how that is affecting my health, my mood, my relationships, everything.… Read the rest