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Don’t get stressed about stress

I make a lot of fuss about the importance of nutrition and movement in achieving and maintaining good health. The importance of sleep is also well documented. There’s another huge issue that pretty much affects all of us at some point: stress. Stress can derail all our best efforts to be healthy despite good nutrition. We all have different ways of coping with stress and stressful situations, but how does this affect our health in the short and long term? You could look at stress as two [read more....]

July 3, 2014 // 2 Comments

Sleep When You’re Dead?

As Trainers, we often advise clients on exercise and nutrition. I particularly concentrate on sound nutrition and build from there. If you eat garbage, how can you expect to be anything else? However, one rather large and often overlooked aspect of health is our sleep and sleep quality. Not enough sleep or poor quality sleep can curtail your best efforts for health despite good nutrition and exercise. The processes that take place and the hormonal symphony at play while we sleep is dramatic. If [read more....]

March 16, 2014 // 3 Comments