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Building your Immunity

Your Immune System Marches On Its Stomach Like any fighting force, the immune system marches on its stomach. It needs good, regular nutrition to stay strong if it is to offer protection from various illnesses. If you are restricting your food intake, don’t eat the recommended 5+ vegetables per day then you could have lower levels of the key nutrients your body needs to maintain your immune system. So have a think about what you are eating...

Nereda Merrin

How to enjoy a guilt-free Easter break

The Easter break tends to bring higher consumption of chocolate, sugar, refined carbohydrates and alcohol due to the influx of chocolate eggs, hot cross buns and social get-togethers. This sends many into a panic when it comes to weight management and healthy eating goals. First and foremost, I want to remind you that all of the above can be enjoyed as part of a balanced, sustainable dietary pattern. It is what you do consistently that counts,...

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Forget the Fads

Do you feel exhausted by yet another health fad? Sometimes it feels we’re being constantly bombarded by advice on what we should and shouldn’t do.  It feels like yesterday we were packing in the proteins with Atkins and jumping around in step aerobics. Today we’re adding goji berries to everything, juicing our lunch and grabbing a turmeric latte on the way to goat yoga (yes, that is a real thing). Confused? You could be suffering...

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Why do we need strong glutes?

We talk a lot about the importance of having stong glutes. But what is it about this major muscle group that's so important?   The 'glutes' are actually made up of three muscles - gluteus maximus, medius and minimus (you can guess the size order) together making up the largest and strongest group of muscles in the body. Their job is to keep our upper body erect, mobilise the hip and stabilise the pelvis. Here are the top...

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