How to enjoy an ice cold drink now that summer is here

How to enjoy an ice cold drink now that summer is here
Summer has truly arrived in Europe. Well, you’ve remembered to pop a bottle of water in the freezer the night before you head to the local park to top up your tan. You slap on your sunblock, put on your sunglasses and head to the freezer to get your bottle of ice before leaving the ...

Tips for motivation to get fit

Tips for motivation to get fit
When you start out with an exercise plan, you’re often highly motivated to start training but after a week or two, you may find you’re making excuses to avoid starting the session. With these simple tips, you’ll stay on course and more likely achieve your goals. Depending on the exercise, you could read a book or ...

The healthy snowball

The healthy snowball
You’ve done it before, maybe several times – you’ve cut out everything, gone on a mad healthy lifestyle craze doing lots of exercise and eating lots of healthy food, and seen the results after a few weeks of hard work, then you go on one sudden binge or something time-consuming comes up and you skip ...

Guide to detoxing

Guide to detoxing
Detoxing is the process of eliminating harmful toxins to cleanse and repair your body. The detoxification process can be done for various reasons, for example, detoxing for weight loss can be done by nourishing your body with healthy treatments and therapies. It is essential that you do not deprive your body of any key nutrients ...

The gentle art of weight loss

The gentle art of weight loss
Whenever people want to lose weight, they immediately think about doing some very intense exercise such as running, cycling or aerobics. However, just thinking about leaping around the room or pounding the pavement mile upon mile is enough to make you tired! And while these are very efficient ways of burning fat and something fitness ...

How to burn fat effectively with a gym bike

How to burn fat effectively with a gym bike
As explained in my previous article, “A simple, effective fat-burning exercise routine for beginners” (http://eserv.co.uk/irl2/simple-fat-burning-exercise-routine-for-beginners/), High Intensity Interval Training is the most effective and efficient way of burning fat. In the following video, I will demonstrate how you can use exercise machines (in this case an exercise bicycle) to perform HIIT and make the most ...

Do I have to join a gym?

If you’ve decided that you want to lose weight and get fit and healthy, one thing that is bound to have crossed your mind is whether you need to join a gym or attend classes. Whilst you can benefit from the range of facilities that the typical gym has to offer – for instance, different ...

Binge Eating 101 – what it is and how to avoid it

Binge Eating 101 - what it is and how to avoid it
Binge eating,  or ‘comfort eating’ is commonly used to cope with stress and depression, making the binge eater feel satisfied in the short term but worse for wear in the long term. Binge eating is a vicious circle of over-eating, but it is resolvable. It may feel like there is no coming back from a ...

Why you should exercise

Why you should exercise
When you think about going on a diet, your primary reason is typically to lose weight. And so you count the calories meticulously and avoid eating unhealthy food. The problem with this thinking is that what you visualise as being your “ideal” weight does not usually result in you achieving the actual body shape you ...

How to stop being lactose intolerant

How to stop being lactose intolerant
What is lactose intolerance? According to Wikipedia, “Lactose intolerance, also called lactase deficiency and hypolactasia, is the inability to digest lactose, a sugar found in milk and to a lesser extent milk-derived dairy products.” This can manifest itself in stomach cramps, bloating, wind, diarrhoea and other health problems whenever dairy products from milk to ice cream are ...