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Gut bacteria is it making you FAT?

by Adele Stickland on 24th September 2017 in Healthy habits

Gut bacteria is it making you FAT? Over the summer I was away in France and Spain and contracting a tummy bug. Infact the whole family contracted a tummy bug. The ferry home from Europe was a ‘sticky’ affair.  Luckily we had a cabin where we could empty our bowels and stomach contents at will! Apologies […]

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Are you worried about your health and what your future holds?

by Adele Stickland on 21st September 2017 in Healthy habits

Does your future worry you?  Do your nagging health concerns chip away at your confidence? Do you feel alone? Life just happens! You are plodding away beautifully and suddenly life takes a swerve and a big change hits you right in the belly. It could be: an ageing parent needing your help, an errant teenager saps […]

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Menopausal weight sits on your TUMMY – does that have to be true?

by Adele Stickland on 15th September 2017 in Healthy habits

Is a Menopausal tummy inevitable? First of all – guess whose belly this is? Did you get it? MINE 3 caesareans, 6 pregnancies, combatted with 20 years of Pilates and exercise – is it enough to save me from the dreaded MENO tummy? The honest truth is NO and neither is genetics, exercise, hormones or […]

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Walk FAST & save your life

by Adele Stickland on 13th September 2017 in Healthy habits

A recent article on the BBC website discussed the new research that being a fast walker improved your health and reduced the risk of cardio vascular diseases. A study by the University of Leicester found that self-proclaimed slow walkers—regardless of sex—were around twice as likely to die of a cardiovascular malfunction than participants who considered […]

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Happiness is a piece of cake – eat cake says the fitness & nutritional professional ;-)

by Adele Stickland on 13th September 2017 in Healthy habits

Working with a gorgeous woman and hearing her trying to fight her natural response to eat CAKE and love it, upsets me. Sometimes it feels like an uphill, self-abuse battle. My mantra is “Sweet heart eat cake and feel good about it.” Denial is WAY MORE self-destructive than cake. I eat cake. I love cake. […]

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Sleep – are you getting enough? 7 Easy changes to make sure you do

by Adele Stickland on 13th September 2017 in Healthy habits

Are you getting enough sleep? If like me, you are menopausal or peri-menopausal then no you are probably not getting enough sleep. if you are stressed, have kids, have a job, have a life! then again no you are probably not getting enough sleep. But the question is how much sleep should you be getting? […]

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Why should you drink more water?

by Adele Stickland on 13th September 2017 in Healthy habits

Why should you increase your water? I want to give you the reasons why, the emotional and scientific reasoning behind the request. I know from teaching customers that if you understand your ‘why’, you are more likely to stick to your habit. So here is the why……. Water helps to dissolve your food and liquids […]

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PROTEIN – Eat protein it is good for you

by Adele Stickland on 13th September 2017 in Healthy habits

Protein is important especially for women – here is what you need to know ladies Whenever I talk about PROTEIN I think of my 20 year old son tensing his biceps, dropping his voice, pointing to the gym and saying “PROTEIN I LOVE PROTEIN” in a monosyllabic way. Protein has the image of a protein […]

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ACTIVE WEAR – it is WORTH it, WEAR IT

by Adele Stickland on 13th September 2017 in Leisurewear

ACTIVE WEAR … it is important If I go into a supermarket and pick up my healthy snacks and a few unhealthy packets of crisps (I’ve told you before about my obsession with all things potatoes and Burts or Tyrells crisps!) and I meet someone. The first thing they do, as they ask me how […]

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5 Healthy ‘Success Principles’ that work

by Adele Stickland on 13th September 2017 in Healthy habits

I am not going to outline 5 different types of ………avocado to eat I love this photo, so clever. I have forgotten my chess is that a Queen or a King in the mirror? This week’s blog is all about 5 Healthy Success principles that really work. I am not going to outline 5 different […]

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