Health

Plastic Fantastic?

Plastic is everywhere, and it is hard to imagine life without it. Yet it contains chemicals that are known to affect our health and worryingly plastic is used to package nearly all of our foods. Persistent organic pollutants, such as bisphenol A and phthalates, leach from the plastic into our foods and can wreak havoc in the body. 

An epidemic spiralling out of control: Type 2 Diabetes

Are you or someone close to you affected by diabetes? If your doctor has told you that you are prediabetic, it is time to take action now! Luckily, you can: Making changes to your diet and lifestyle, losing some weight, if necessary, and getting into an exercise routine will help you significantly reduce your risk of type 2 diabetes. It's in your hands. 

Exercise for weight loss - Is it worth doing?

They say that "you cannot outrun a bad diet". Does that mean that there's no need to exercise when you want to lose weight? Not really. While exercise might not contribute as much to weight loss as is commonly thought, there is still a very good reason to keep working out: your body composition. Building muscle has a number of advantages, and exercise also helps to maintain bone health. 

Healthy Holidays!

Healthy Holidays!

Just like Christmas, the summer holidays can sometimes throw a spanner in the works, just as we've come to grips with our healthy habits. While everything was going well at home, sticking to them may not be so easy when we're away. Here are some tips on how to keep going on holiday and how diet and supplements can offer support on holiday. 

Breakfast like a king?

Expert opinion is divided on whether or not we should be eating breakfast. Some say it sets you up for the day and is crucial to balance blood sugar levels after the night's fast, others argue that intermittent fasting is the best thing to do. Here's my take.