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Help! I’m over 40 and can’t shift this weight – is it my age?

Are you over 40 and you’ve got stubborn fat that just won’t remove itself, you just can’t shed it? It’s definitely not your age – that’s one thing I will say. Of course, our metabolism slows down as we get older, but getting older is not an excuse to gain …

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Why a one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t work

The old adage, one size does not fit all has never been truer. We now know that there are so many things that affect our body composition and it wouldn’t be wise to follow the same advice for example, at work, for my mum or my friend or the person …

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Sleep, DNA and your health – how are they linked?

Did you know that sleep deprivation profoundly affects your genes, and your gene expression? Let me explain how a recent study was conducted amongst a group of healthy doctors, and they noticed that in those doctors who worked the night shift – so their sleep pattern was very disrupted and …

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The importance of body composition

This week’s blog is all about body composition; the ratio of bone to muscle to fat and water that you have in your body. We like to remove the guesswork in everything that we do at Bodyshot, and DNA testing is a key part of how we do that.  Many …

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Why the one-size-fits-all approach to dieting won’t help you lose weight

Ask 20 people to eat the same diet for 10 weeks and you’ll get 20 different results, despite everyone being under the same controlled conditions. This shouldn’t really be surprising. If we put 20 people in an environment where they are all taught to play a musical instrument, we wouldn’t …

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What is gut health and the microbiome and how can I look after it?

There is much talk of the gut and the microbiome, with many claiming it’s the next frontier in health and wellbeing. In my recent podcast episode with Dr Becca Moore, it was even suggested that some scientists and doctors refer to the gut as the first brain (formerly known as …

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Why counting calories is the wrong way to lose weight

What is the best type of diet to go on? That’s the big question isn’t it, as everyone is searching for the best diet, the most effective way to “burn fat” or “get shredded”. I have an answer for that question, but first let’s explore why it has nothing to …

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Why health and wellbeing is even more important for the over 40’s – part 2

Welcome back to this three-part blog series on why fitness is so important for the over 40’s. Let’s start with a case study from one of our clients. Tori Edwards. Tori runs of the most successful model agencies in London, but when we met her less than 2 years ago, she …

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How does caffeine work? It’s all down to brain chemistry!

This week we’re welcoming back our guest blogger Helena Hills of Truestart Coffee again. In this article, Helena explains how caffeine works and what effect it has on the body and the brain.   Adenosine builds up Adenosine is a neurotransmitter – basically a brain messenger. When you’re awake, adenosine builds up in …

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How to use your DNA to get in the best health of your life

Isn’t it amazing that we now have access to technology that allows us to understand what’s going on inside our body while we exercise, eat or sleep? As a result of the insights we gather about ourselves, personalised lifestyles are becoming possible and prevalent because people realise that one size doesn’t …

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