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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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What is the importance of sleep on the brain and body?

Some people are blessed with the ability to fall asleep as soon as they hit the pillow, but the majority of clients I talk to have problems sleeping. Ideally, you should be getting seven to eight hours of good quality sleep, preferably uninterrupted, and in complete darkness. It’s very important

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How to use the principles of personalisation to minimise injury

Injuries are inevitable unless you’re very fortunate, and when they occur they can really sabotage your fitness efforts. I’ve had three injuries that have affected my training, and each time I’ve learned something new about how to cope with them. In fact, my whole ethos about intelligent training stems from

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Why regular blood testing can help you maintain good health

Carrying on the theme of using self-monitoring and testing to maintain good health, this week I’d like to talk about blood testing. Taking blood has become much simpler with the development of finger-prick testing devices that can be done by the client from their home, and the cost of doing

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Why personalisation is key to lasting health, fitness and nutrition

In last week’s blog, I wrote about how working with your DNA can lead to long-term weight loss. Whilst highly effective, DNA testing is just one component of what I call personalisation. Personalisation is the use of science, technology and self-monitoring to understand how you can improve your health, fitness

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How working with your DNA can lead to long-term weight loss

  The calories in versus calories out approach to dieting is outdated, ineffective and any potential short-term gains are soon overshadowed by frustration as the weight piles back on. What we know about weight gain and weight loss is far more scientific, and there’s an appreciation that what works for

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Intelligent training; seven tips to help you train more efficiently and effectively

I’ve recently returned from a long weekend at La Manga Club in Spain where I was playing in a tennis academy for three days. The temperature was a warm 15 degrees, the sun was out, the sky was a deep blue and it felt good to have some sun on

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Personalisation is not a fad: why the one-size-fits-all approach is outdated

When it comes to health, fitness and diet, there is so much conflicting information out there that it can sometimes feel overwhelming. One day a glass of red wine is good for you, the following day it isn’t. Or have you ever ask yourself the question whether you should be doing

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