Archive for July, 2016

The Olympic Oath

The Olympic Oath is taken by one athlete and one judge from the home nation, acting on behalf of all competitors and judges. Athletes have taken the oath since 1920, although the wording has changed over the years and judges have been taking the oath since 1972. Since 1984 the athlete & judge taking the […]

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History Of The Olympics

Records tell us that the Olympics started in ancient Greece in about 776BC.  They were held in the valley of Olympia in the south west of Greece.  Thousands of spectators would gather in the main stadium to watch the lighting of a flame at the altar of Zeus the supreme God. They would join in […]

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Menopause – A Positive Solution

Many herbs have been given the status of ‘miraculous’, however the herb Pueraria mirifica is a plant found in Thailand that has for hundreds of years, been part of the diet of Thai women.  Many women around the world have benefited from hormone-balancing properties of this herb, and more specifically its the ability to support […]

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Cranberry Goodness

Many women drink cranberry juice to help maintain a healthy urinary tract.  Cranberries contain active compounds that actually reduce the harmful bacteria that like to stick to the bladder walls and cause havoc. In one study it was found that drinking one pint of sugar-free cranberry juice a day resolved 73% of UTIs (urinary tract […]

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Womens Health – PMS The Natural Approach

Many women put up with mood swings, weight gain, bloating and tearfulness every month, not realising that these unpleasant symptoms of premenstrual syndrome can be managed with simple diet and lifestyle changes. Symptoms can be eased by eating more hormone-balancing foods such as: Whole Grains Nuts Seeds Legumes Fruit Vegetables And minimising hormone-disrupters such as: […]

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DID YOU KNOW? Health Facts

In The UK: The average life expectancy is 74.6yrs for men and 79.6yrs for women. In Spain: The average life expectancy for men is 75yrs and for women its 83yrs.  Some experts think this is to do with the Mediterranean diet which is rich in olive oil, garlic and fresh herbs. Excess Abdominal Fat: Or being […]

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What Is Fitness?

Good question, we are all individuals and with this everyone’s definition of fitness is going to be different. A 100m sprinter would find a marathon very hard and a marathon runner would find a 100m sprint a struggle too.  Both are supremely fit, but conditioned to their own event. Many of us however, simply just […]

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WHY HAVE A PERSONAL TRAINER?

I have been interested in health & fitness from a very early age, competing mainly in tennis & athletics as a kid and then after serving in the British Army, I turned to Ultra Distance Running as a professional athlete.  From the age of 16yrs old Ive also been coaching and fitness training individuals and […]

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Record Your Personal Goals

Ensure your goals are not beyond your capabilities. Set your goals and use them to focus on achieving the results you want. Use the information below to put together your our Goal Setting Sheet to put up somewhere that you will see every day, like on the fridge.   SHORT TERM GOALS: Goal:     […]

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Get Started – Get Fit

Most people at some stage in their lives, have tried to keep to an exercise programme and failed…  They start off with lots of enthusiasm and then gradually the eagerness drains away. WHY? Maybe the exercise that they chose was too demanding, maybe they began to make excuses, they didn’t have enough time.  Maybe they […]

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