Saturday, 21 March 2009

The Weekend Blog!

Well it looks as though weekends are becoming my time to blog!

Well the sun is shining and it's not raining so today there is no excuse for getting outside and getting some exercise and vitamin D.

Our bodies need Vitamin D and the best way to get it is from sunshine - although here in the UK that's pretty difficult over the winter months. And, of course, our bodies need exercise. So how about, as soon as you finish reading this, you go outside and wander!

If you can walk then walk, fast then slow, fast then slow, really push that metabolism! If you aren't fit or have problems with walking then wander around your garden or street - anything is better than nothing!

If you're trying to lose weight then just walking for about 20 minutes 3 times a week will help.
Of course, walking every day would be better! So today - get out there and walk. Do it again tomorrow. Monday when you get home from walk take a short walk around the block before you go into the house (no-one will notice!). Do the same Tuesday. And Wednesday. Go for a walk after dinner if it's nice inthe evening. If it's raining what else could you do? Dance to music on the radio? Run up and down stairs? Get out that old exercise DVD/cross trainer/exercise bike? Do your kids have a Wii? - get the fitness games!

Remember the key to weight loss is to eat less and move more. To lose 1lb a week you need to cut out about 500 calories a day and use 500 calories more. What's 500 caloires? Two glasses of wine? The packet of crisps you ate on the way home from work, or with your lunch - and the bar of chocolate you ate in front of the TV? There's no need to diet. Just cut down and MOVE MORE!!! Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, 12 March 2009

How's March treating you?

Well March has started with a bang! for me so I'm sorry that I haven't been blogging!
For me the blog has two uses. 1) it helps me let you know about special offers and new services and 2) it allows me to share with you information I have around your health.
Today I read an article about sweeteners and food additives and I really wanted to share the information. I ask all my clients to STOP TAKING SWEETENERS and particularly ASPARTAME which is in diet drinks. The US Food and Drug Administration refused to approve aspartame for use as a food additive for 16 years! This was because so much research had shown it to be harmful. Their own toxicologist, Dr. Adrian Gross, told Congress "without a shadow of a doubt, aspartame can cause brain tumors and brain cancer..."
It seems that the only reason aspartame finally got approval was that Donald Rumsfeld became CEO of the company that made it!
Another sweetener to avoid is Splenda or Sucralose which was originally found when someone was trying to produce an insecticide! Only tests on animals have been done - but if you saw the results you'd agree you really don't want to consume this sweetener!
Of course, I'm only quoting to you what I've read - you can do your own research on the internet - but when you look at how obesity and cancer have risen over the past few years could it just be possible that additives, chemicals and artificial sweetners have contributed?
Eat healthy, be healthy!