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‘Tis the season to eat mindfully

‘Tis the season to eat mindfully

Food, fun and festivities; the holiday season is a time when we all feel a need to loosen up a little and enjoy the last remnants of the year. With more social occasions and family get-togethers than usual, it is tempting to let healthy eating patterns and exercise fade away until New Year.

Women’s weight-gain festive woes!

Women’s weight-gain festive woes!

Over-indulging on an excess of fattening foods, lack of activity, and grazing on snacks; it is little wonder that so many women come out the other side of the festive season feeling bloated and in need of some TLE – some tender loving exercise! However, different eating patterns and a less healthy lifestyle over the holidays do not just affect weight-gain and can have a greater impact on women than just a few extra pounds.

Festive fitness for the holidays!

Festive fitness for the holidays!

So, it’s nearly the end of the year and the festive season is upon us, so a great opportunity to relax and slack off on the exercise for a while, right? Well, actually, the opposite is true, as this is the perfect time of year to keep on working out to make sure you don’t undo all the positive changes you’ve made during 2014.

Without doubt the holiday season and New Year celebrations do bring changes.

Buffet table healthy eating tactics!

Buffet table healthy eating tactics!

The end of year buffet tables are like dietary optical illusions, where before you know it, a small plate becomes a huge meal, laden with saturated fats, sugar and calories, and this might be on top of your three meals a day too. The festive season, while fun, can be a food nightmare for anyone watching their weight or on a diet.

Suffering weight-gain with exercise?

Suffering weight-gain with exercise?

Why do some women put on weight after starting an exercise program? That’s the question posed by an Arizona State University study which highlights the reality that whilst exercise definitely makes you fit, other factors do play a part in your weight.

Run so you can walk

Run so you can walk

Running keeps the over 65s younger when it comes to energy efficiency; these are the findings of a new study that examines the impact of jogging on older adults and how it affects their physical performance. And it seems that the results could be enough to get those enjoying their golden years to pick up the pace and improve how well they walk as they age.

Serve up a healthy festive season!

Serve up a healthy festive season!

It’s already December and while it may seem too early to be starting to talk about festive menus, planning ahead is worth it if you don’t want to be caught up in the last minute flow of stocking up on gourmet goodies which are only going to add on excess end-of-year weight ready for 2015. Before the holiday feeding frenzy begins, you can start by looking at creative ways to serve up a healthy festive season!

Eating unhealthily is not a treat

It is not just about weight-gain over the holidays that is the issue, but also the fact that so many people give themselves full permission to eat unhealthy foods to their heart’s content.

Festive season fat fighting for females

Festive season fat fighting for females

With Thanksgiving out the way, we are all reminded of just how waist-expanding the upcoming festive season can be. So what’s your strategy to make sure you don’t see in the New Year in 2015 with an increase in your weight, as so many women do? While you want to enjoy the end of year celebrations and all the get-togethers in between it is worthwhile deciding on a plan of action as we are already in December.

Take fitness fun seriously!

Take fitness fun seriously!

There is nothing in the fitness rulebook that says that getting in shape cannot be both enjoyable and fun. Yes, you might face a physical, emotional and mental challenge in the process and totally transform your whole being, but the pleasure is in seeing great results.

Motivation for a healthier diet!

Motivation for a healthier diet!

Everybody knows that following a healthy diet is…well, basically it is about eating healthy foods. However, that can be easier said than done, otherwise we wouldn’t need advice and support to sometimes achieve nutritional balance. After all, eating well may make sense but knowing what is good for you does not always automatically translate into the reality of what your daily dietary intake is.