Bug Bites, BBQs & Burns – How To Survive The British Summer

Bug Bites, BBQs & Burns – How To Survive The British Summer

Everyone enjoys the summer, especially us Brits – after a long, icy winter and a temperamental spring, summer is a welcome reprieve from defrosting the car and wearing five layers to stave off the effects of hypothermia... but summer can have its own unique pitfalls. Here’s how to stay safe, healthy and happy this summer! 1. Fend Off The Swarms As soon as you’ve ventured outside wearing a t-shirt and shorts, a terrible buzzing sound heralds the arrival of bees, wasps, and other insects whose apparent sole purpose is stinging you, biting you or otherwise ruining your day. But there’s no need … [Read more...]

Festival Health Tips

Festival Health Tips

Hello everyone. This is a guest post from Mary Saunders. ----- Whether you’re off to Reading festival, Leeds festival or even Secret garden party this year, there are a few things that you need to remember to keep you festival happy. 1. Stay Hydrated Let’s start with some ways not to let your alcohol intake ruin the following days of your festival. Forget filling up those water bottles with vodka when you head out to watch your favorite band on the main stage; swap it for a proper bottle of water. Keep yourself hydrated whilst you’re among those huge crowds. It will really be no fun … [Read more...]

Comparing Cycling Vs Other Types Of Activities

Comparing Cycling Vs Other Types Of Activities

It is rightly being said that “health is wealth” and there is nothing more important in life than having a fit and healthy body. To keep our body as well as mind fit and healthy it is very important to be physically active. Regular exercise not only helps to refresh our body but also protects us from different types of ailments and diseases. If you are among those category of health conscious people who believe in outdoor workouts then there are ample of options available for exercise like cycling, running, swimming, boxing, walking and others. These outdoor activities improve cardio … [Read more...]

Keep To Your Health & Fitness Goals While On Holiday

Keep To Your Health & Fitness Goals While On Holiday

Image Credit: Sunrise Jogger Hello everyone. This is a guest post from Kayleigh Crispin. ----- Preparing for your holiday can mean a lot of stress when it comes to health and fitness. Magazines are plastered with fad diets you must follow in order to achieve the perfect beach body, and we're constantly looking at pictures of celebrities who make us feel inferior about our bellies or cellulite. And it's not just women who feel the pressure of looking great on holiday; increasing numbers of men experience the same anxieties. But don't we all just want to eat ice-cream, relax by the … [Read more...]

Healthy Snacking Tips

Healthy Snacking Tips

Hello Everyone. Today's article is a guest post from Leona Green. ----- If you want to have a healthier body, it is important that you eat a lot of vegetables and control your food consumption. Starting a fit lifestyle also means that you need to quit on junk foods like donuts, chips, fries, and a whole lot more. For some people, this prospect seems a little sad. Whether you are a fitness buff or not, it is really hard to prevent your mouth from watering once you see a thick slab of chocolate cake. However, did you know that you can still take some snacks, even if you are on a diet? … [Read more...]

What Are Cramps & How Can You Prevent Them?

What Are Cramps & How To Prevent Them?

Muscle cramps are defined as an involuntary contraction of a muscle. These can last anywhere from a few seconds, all the way up to several minutes. The exact mechanism of how cramping occurs is not fully understood, but there are several factors that are known to play a role in muscle cramps. The most common are dehydration, electrolyte imbalances, and mineral & nutrient deficiencies. Vigorous activity can also increase the likelihood of a muscle cramp when any of these factors are present, or if the body is not very well conditioned for the activity being performed. For athletes, … [Read more...]

Top 10 Tasty & Nutritious Weight Loss Smoothies

Top 10 Tasty & Nutritious Weight Loss Smoothies

Smoothies are an excellent weight loss tool. They're easy to prepare, they taste great and if you use the right ingredients, they're very low in calories. Plus, many of the nutrients in smoothies help to fire up your metabolism, increase the amount of calories you burn on a daily basis and burn through body fat. In this post I'll be sharing my Top 10 Tasty & Nutritious Weight Loss Smoothies. Once you've checked out the smoothies, please pin the infographic below on Pinterest, so that others can enjoy them too. Also, if you have any smoothies that you'd like to add to the list, please do … [Read more...]

Chocolate Banana & Peanut Butter Fat Burning Smoothie

Chocolate, Banana & Peanut Butter Fat Burning Smoothie

This Chocolate Banana & Peanut Butter Fat Burning Smoothie is delicious, thick and very filling. It contains large amounts of various ingredients that give your metabolism a boost and allow you to burn more calories throughout the day. Servings = 2 Equipment Required: 2 large glasses (if you’re drinking the smoothie immediately) 2 large sealable flasks (if you’re drinking the smoothie later) 1 blender Ingredients Required: 1 large banana (peeled and chopped into chunks) 1 scoop of chocolate flavored whey protein powder 1 tablespoon of peanut butter ½ cup of Greek … [Read more...]

Apple, Carrot & Lime Weight Loss Smoothie

Apple, Carrot & Weight Loss Smoothie

This Apple, Carrot & Lime Weight Loss Smoothie weighs in at less than 100 calories per serving and has a distinct, satisfying flavor. It also contains high levels of fiber, vitamin A and vitamin C which collectively boost your vision, support your digestive system and help your wounds heal. Servings = 2 Equipment Required: 2 large glasses (if you’re drinking the smoothie immediately) 2 large sealable flasks (if you’re drinking the smoothie later) 1 blender Ingredients Required: 4 ice cubes 2 large carrots (chopped into chunks) 1 large green apple (core removed and … [Read more...]

Papaya & Watermelon Fat Blasting Smoothie

Papaya & Watermelon Fat Blasting Smoothie

This Papaya & Watermelon Fat Blasting Smoothie is a light and refreshing tropical treat that contains just 51 calories per serving. In addition to containing very few calories (which makes it perfect for weight loss), this smoothie also contains high levels of phytonutrients, vitamins and minerals which collectively strengthen your heart, eyes and immune system. Servings = 2 Equipment Required: 2 large glasses (if you’re drinking the smoothie immediately) 2 large sealable flasks (if you’re drinking the smoothie later) 1 blender Ingredients Required: 4 ice cubes 1 cup … [Read more...]