5 Tips On How To Drop Pounds This Summer

More people drop pounds in the summer than any other season, so why don’t we have a look at how you can be part of that group? Whether you’re a sun worshipper or hate being outside in the heat and getting hot and sweaty, these top tips on how to drop pounds have got you covered.   1. Exercise Early

5 Tips For Your New You Spring/Summer

As we say adios to the cold (and woo whoo to warmer weather) you can happily wave goodbye to some of the things that have been keeping you from working on your health goals. Evenings curled up on the sofa and eating comfort food? Say, ‘see ya!’ Spring is a gateway to new beginnings. The daffodils are in full blossom

Fertility And Weight Loss

Weight can influence our reproductive hormones. Fat, otherwise known as adipose tissue, is an endocrine organ meaning that among other things, it is responsible for the production and release of hormones.  Having large amounts of body fat can change the balance of some of our hormones. Women with a very high BMI have been found to have higher leptin levels,

Soy And It’s Link To Health

What is soy?  The soybean is a legume which is naturally high in protein. It also contains fibre and other vitamins and minerals. Soy milk and tofu are both made from soybeans.  Soybeans and soy products contain naturally occurring plant components called isoflavones or phytoestrogens. These have a similar structure to oestrogen but are not identical. They are able to

Hormones And Weight Loss

Hormones are chemical messengers in our body and they control an array of different processes including metabolism and reproduction.  Sometimes hormonal imbalances can occur in certain circumstances leading to too much or too little of important hormones and in some cases this can lead to weight gain or weight loss.  On the other hand the actual gain or loss of

Medication and Weight Gain

Medications, also known as medicines, pharmaceuticals or prescription drugs are an extremely  important part of modern medicine as they can help manage, cure or treat specific conditions and can be life-saving. Alongside the beneficial effects also comes side effects or ‘adverse reactions’. Side effects can range from mild to life threatening conditions, although these thankfully are rare. Unfortunately one side

Recognising Motivation Roadblocks

When you embark on a weight loss journey, it’s important to be in the right state of mind and have a strategy to keep yourself motivated. One particular strategy is being able to both recognise obstacles and deal with them quickly so you can stay on track. The reason why motivation is so important is that it can trigger emotions,

Weight And Heart Health

What is heart health? Our heart is a muscle that continually pumps oxygenated blood to our organs and tissues keeping our bodies alive, protecting its health is imperative for our quality of life and longevity.   Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the general term for when our heart and its associated blood vessels become unhealthy, and encompasses many types of conditions (1).

Diabetes And Weight

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition that is characterised by high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood. Having high blood glucose levels over a long period of time can cause a variety of health problems to include eye, kidney and nerve issues in addition to increasing risk of conditions like heart disease. Risk factors for having this condition

Links Between Weight and Joint Pain

Link between weight and joint pain What is joint pain? Joint pain such as in the knee, is a very common problem. It can happen in just one joint or in many such as the hands, feet, knees, hips and wrists.  There can be many causes of joint pain however it is strongly associated with weight. Weight can affect our

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