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Fitbit Fitness: Working out Life Insurance

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New research from the UK’s leading comparison site MoneySuperMarket reveals that a third of Brits (33 per cent) currently use a smart device to monitor their health, capturing data that could help identify health issues and affect the way life insurance premiums are calculated. With the number of connected wearable devices set to rise further in 2019,  MoneySuperMarket research reveals...

What happens when you use protein shakes?

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As many will already know, protein is an important part of our diets, however, if you are an athlete or someone that does a lot of exercise and training, protein is essential. During exercise, your body burns through protein, which means it that it will need to be replenished with protein-rich foods, however a quick and popular way to replenish...

GP provides advice on how to avoid festive flu

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4 in 10 adults feel run down over Christmas taking two weeks to feel ‘normal’ again according to research by Bimuno, the pre-biotic company. The research shows that the top 5 causes of feeling run down are excessive eating, rich food, the stress of shopping, the change in the weather, and drinking alcohol. Registered GP from St Albans, Dr Panja, has...

Welsh Pro Wrestler Rob Terry becomes Body Building Champion in Vegas

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36-year-old Rob Terry, from Swansea, has scooped bodybuilding’s ‘Mr. Natural Olympia’ Trophy after a weekend of competition on the Las Vegas strip. Standing 6ft 4 inches, Rob towered over competitors from all over the globe to win the judge's verdict. The Olympia trophy marks a culmination of massive bodybuilding wins for the man who was once eyed up by WWE’s...

Do you need mole removal? What to check for

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Moles can be beautiful, a bane, or just bothersome, depending on how you feel about them and your skin. Often brown in colour and small, moles are mostly harmless. But it's not always the case. Because of this, and cosmetic reasons, mole removal is becoming more commonplace. Mole removal is a frequently used procedure that is used to treat and...

Five fitness events you need to sign up for in 2017

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Looking for a sporting event for 2017? Feeling motivated and wanting to help charity at the same time?? Well if you answered YES to either or both of the above statements then look no further than our list of Five fitness events you need to sign up for in 2017. These events will inspire you to keep healthy and keep in shape...

6 of London’s best lunch time runs

6 of London's best lunch time runs

It’s February, motivation is low and New Year resolutions are beginning to dwindle. To keep active without the hassle of going to the gym, The Color Run UK has curated six simple lunch time runs that can be done with colleagues and friends in order to escape work and get your endorphins flowing. Each route will vary in gradient and depending...

Bulked up or toned down? Working out the perfect male body throughout history

Asked to picture the perfect male body, you would probably think of someone lean with a six pack and toned abs. Say, Brad Pitt in Fight Club? But if you were asked to picture the perfect male body in 1490, you might have thought of something very different. Luckily, Leonardo da Vinci put the 15th Century perfect body down on...

How to detoxify your body

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Whether you drink recreationally or you have an addiction, the chances are that you already know about the negative effects prolonged use of drugs and alcohol can have on your long-term health. Toxins can harm your organs and body tissue, increasing your chances of diseases and other health problems. However – your body was naturally designed to heal, and making...

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Sports Performance

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Summer is almost over, and soon we will all go back to school, university or work. So, let’s make sure that this is your best year of training and performing to date. Here are the 5 things considered to be the most important in training. 1. You are what you eat (and drink). I’m sure you have heard this saying before, but...

Are We In Danger of a Salt Epidemic?

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Like many other countries, the UK has a strong and unhealthy relationship with salt. Not only is it over-consumed; health experts warn it is causing serious health issues. It’s certainly no surprise that experts believe that the nation is experiencing a salt epidemic. How Much Salt Do We Consume? It is estimated that 90% of people eat too much salt. Processed foods...

Healthy Meals Hacks Made Easy.

Have you ever wanted to be “Healthy” but life gets in the way? You have tried everything; Diets, Exercise or Detox. Yet your work and personal life’s balance is hanging by the thread, don’t worry I got you covered. My simple hacks will be getting you organised, if you try these for 21 days and watch your body, budget and time improve. Containers: Forget those dry, dusty plastic containers that you may...

Infographic: Do we really know what is in our food?

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It’s a battle most of us have with ourselves on a daily basis. You’re out with a friend for lunch and you're presented with the decision between the ‘superfood salad’ packed full of ingredients we struggle to pronounce, or the carb heavy alternative that just tastes so good. We all know deep down what the right healthy options are, but how...

Diets and Holiday Feasts: A Survival Guide

People feel a lot of different ways about the holidays. Not everybody celebrates them at all, but there is a familiar narrative we’re all familiar with, that many still practice. 1) You go spend time with family that you don’t generally see throughout the year. This can be happy, uncomfortable, or a mix of the two. 2) You exchange...

Top 10 Smoking Facts

From October 1st, anyone who smokes in a car with an under 18 year old in could be fined £50. Even if you’re under-18 and driving, if someone else is in your car and under 18, you’re going to be fined. Usually in films and on telly they ‘make smoking look cool’, in reality, you look a bit more like...

Another boring sandwich for lunch? Think Again!

It’s 1pm on a Monday afternoon and that must mean it’s lunchtime! More and more of us are bringing lunch into work to save money. Look down at your soggy cheese sandwich and packet of crisps for the last time. In this article I will explain why lunch is so important and hopefully create inspiration for healthy, quick and simple lunch...

Next Stop, Summer: 4 Healthy Ways To Make Your Skin Glow This Summer

What does Coconut Oil, water and non-toxic sunscreen have in common? Summer season is almost upon us and it’ll be no surprise seeing walking around showing more skin than usual. Those who aren’t as confident about having their skin on show should consider the 5 tips listed below to acquire that natural, glistening glow: Eat a Nutritious Breakfast  It’s labeled as the...

Food Brand vs. Food Product

Food. When we say food we think of the different kinds of food and possibly how much money we spend on it on a day-to-day or a month-to-month basis. Healthy foods can often seen as being expensive and hard to maintain especially if you are on a budget, however, other foods that contain high fat, high sugar or even salt...

How Much Can Reducing Your Food Waste Save You?

The food waste debate has been a long time coming. With almost 15 million tonnes of edible food discarded from our homes every year, the team at AO.com have come up with a guide to help you preserve your leftovers so they don’t go to waste! Around the country, food waste is costing households up to £700 a year… Have...

How To Get The Summer Body: Diet Introduction

I see sun and is that warm weather? Yes the count down has started, bring out your summer colour, short skirts, shorts and scandals it’s time to achieve your Summer Body. Now I know you may have tried different diets before and they may not have worked or maybe they did and you learn't something. Here is my fool proof...

Diet Drinks and Health Concerns

Diet shakes have long been marketed as miracle solutions for people trying to lose weight – whether incorporated as meal replacements or as supplements in the gym though, it’s difficult to gauge how healthy they actually are. Diet shakes and meal replacements all boast various qualities, although the main claimed benefit is normally – as you’d probably imagine – weight...

My Diet Chef Challenge…Week 1….giving up chips for lent

I thought about going in for a dry January, and all the healthy eating propaganda around had me looking up the price of a Nutribullet. Neither idea stuck, I needed a drink in the bitter cold and grey of Jan more than another time of year, and chewing my own food is a luxury I don't fancy giving up. So...

How to Look Good the Natural Way

There’s little more infuriating than trying to apply makeup when you’re in a rush. When your alarm clock has refused to cooperate, you’ve lost your lipstick and you’re left fumbling for foundation, it’s easy to turn up at work with makeup bordering on that of a demented clown. In an effort to avoid such a scenario, British women actually spend around...

Thai Yourself Up For Romance. Top 7 Aphrodisiac foods for a night to remember

It’s February and that means “LOVE MONTH” as Valentines Day is fast approaches. Why not “Thai yourself up for romance” think sexy lush and everything to get you in the mood. Food has a direct effect on how you feel, It can also affect your mojo, body functions, brain chemistry, energy and stress level in addition this other foods can...

Dry January week 4

Friday 23rd January. Remember the friend from the previous week who had joined me on my sober challenge? Well sadly this was the week that she would leave me hanging... Perhaps she left herself hanging when she gave in to temptation and enjoyed some well earned drinks. It's been a balance of ease and annoyance whilst I've taken this journey but...

Dry January week 3

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Friday 16th January Had the chance to meet up with a my fellow dryathlete Jess for dinner, we were joined by Alice and Yaisa who aren't such big drinker so there was no worries that we'd be slipping off the wagon. I decided to get my teetotal pre drink on with a non- alcoholic sparkling Rose Grape juice, it did...

Top 3 Diets vs. Healthy Eating @FMGNutrition

It’s January what does that mean DIET MONTH. Roll out the Fab diets, detox’s with the added commercials and supermarket promotions of all things diet and healthy. I understand this can be a bit daunting to take in, so I have put together my top 3 diets vs. healthy eating. Now before we dive in I want to draw...

Dry January week 2

I thought it would only be right in week 2 to explain my reasons for partaking in the Dry January. Rewind to 2010 and I wasn't a big drinker, I much preferred ordering a pint of water to bartenders bemusement but after joining a workplace where socials revolved around drink, I was introduced to the messier side. Fast forward...

7 steps to a Happy Healthy You!

It’s January Happy New Year and if you’re anything like me Christmas was a massive event filled with tons of foods, drinks and good times. But now you’re looking at your waistline and it’s saying I think we may need to lose a couple lbs. Welcome to the club! I have put together 7 foolproof steps to get you starting...

Enjoy the foodie goodness of Christmas without gaining weight! @EmbraceBex

With a few Embrace Nutrition tweaks YOU CAN still enjoy the foodie goodness without gaining weight! Treat Festive fizz Tweak Have a glass of half orange juice and half Jacob’s Creek Cool Harvest Sparkling Sauvignon Blank. This sparkling wine is 8.4% alcohol compared to 12.5% for most champagnes and sparkling wines. This option will still give you a Christmas fizz without...

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