Work Hard, Rest Hard

Tip of the Day - Wednesday 11th July Not only does a lack of sleep impact on how you feel the next day, evidence suggests it could be more serious when it comes to long-term health. Research shows that American adults sleep 1-1.5 hours less today than their forebears in the 1960s and those sleeping less than 7-hours has increased from 16 to 37%.  Lack of sleep is not conducive to weight maintenance, stress tolerance or immune system strength. With the availability of the internet, 24-hour TV, … [Read more...]

Have Dinner for Breakfast!

Tip of the Day - Monday 9th July Why do we eat the biggest meal of the day in the evening? For that matter, who decided that having dehydrated bits of wheat or corn with milk is the ideal breakfast? At the Beijing Olympics swimmer Michael Phelps caused a stir when it was revealed his breakfast comprised a massive 4000 calories, twice the adult requirement for a full day! That’s what it takes to fuel up for eight gold medals. In fact no athlete would dream of facing their morning training … [Read more...]

Are Energy Drinks Making You Tired?

Tip of the Day - Wednesday 20th June The other day I was standing in the queue at the supermarket. In front of me was a teenager grasping a bag of donuts and TWO 1.5 litre bottles of energy drink. Apart from the general lack of nutrition in what I think might have been his lunch, it also got me thinking about another popular misconception, namely that energy drinks are somehow 'healthy' and provide, well, energy! … [Read more...]