Yoga, Nutrition, Organic Food, Health & Wellbeing Have All in Recent Years Become Very Much Stylish

As Gsy Life gave me the theme for this month; I am sat in Planet Organic on Tottenham Court Road, amidst a flurry of people rushing to bag their supplements, gluten free crisps & organic veg, it is rammed wall to wall with funky Yoga Mat’s or bulging gym bags slung over shoulders. Queues are bustling and tills are bulging and there is a real buzz in the air. People are not only embracing the new trend of wellbeing, they actually seem genuinely excited to be taking care of themselves.

And yes, I feel stylish just being here! I’ve got the ‘gear’ on and have just ordered my healthy and nutritious salad, whilst taking a lunch break from training at a well-known London Yoga Studio, and yes it feels good to sit back and watch all this unwind in front of my eyes. I have spent much of my yoga career in and out of various global studios in all corners of the world, and, ironically a leading yoga teacher based in L.A. recently expressed to me how much she loved that London ‘was finally catching on!’

We are slowly but surely turning our backs on consuming vast quantities of fast and processed food, packed to the rim with refined sugar and salt, and lets be honest much more synthetic rubbish.

I mean we have all been there – constantly checking our phones, ignoring the aches of our bodies and cry for rest, grabbing that quick snack or processed meal because quite frankly we just don’t have the ‘time’ to stop and prepare something healthy!

We have become a population of every time the phone beeps or we hear a new sound, the hormone cortisol level spikes, but the thing is this, our cortisol levels were originally created for us to be in a ‘flight or fight’ mode when we have a rather scary encounter with a bear in the forest whilst out hunting, not for reacting to every aspect of our modern day technology.

Our sleep quality has drastically declined, our levels or medication prescribed to combat stress and anxiety has ten folded, and quite simply we are losing touch with ourselves as human beings more and more.

Now, I am not the person to bang on about how we should be, in fact I have been guilty of all the above personally – and shock horror, sometimes still even do with a studied level of awareness. I know first hand how checking our e-mails first thing in the morning, just after opening our eyes has become something of the norm. I worked in finance for 14 years and ignored my lower back pain, my stress levels constantly overwhelming me, and at one point on a secondment in Asia; finding myself amongst the rest of my colleagues after a long day watching our three flashing screens, observing market fluctuations in an array of red and green, was quite simply to head to the local wine bar and remain there until we had fully blocked any signals from the mind or body to slow down.

So my point being is that whilst Yoga and Health and Wellbeing are certainly stylish, I hope that rather than become the next fad in the cycle of cool or the latest thing, that we practice becoming fully aware and continue to take responsibility for our own health and wellbeing.

When current trends are in fashion; we tend to go head first into changing everything all at once, and cursing ourselves for when we ‘slip up’, however wouldn’t it be wonderful if instead, we just allowed these positive changes in which ever form they come to manifest by simply caring for ourselves a little better, committing to recognising when we do need to slow down, and when we are feeling overwhelmed or simply exhausted, actually taking the time to stop if only for a moment, perhaps cooking a healthy meal, as apposed to clicking onto the escapism in the form of social media.

Personally, learning how to take better care of myself in a gradual and digestible manner allowed me the chance to reflect and become a lot more mindful, and with practice to just be a little bit kinder to myself, which sometimes also means enjoying cocktails with the girls and not feeling guilty for it, and most certainly eating that last bit of cake!

In yoga, we say our practice is life long, we practice to improve our quality of life, but not to be perfect. We practice for our bodies and our minds, not for our egos.

And I truly hope with all my heart people continue to educate themselves on the vast knowledge of nutrition & wellbeing, which right now is everywhere.

Target Healthy Food and Nutrition

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the ultimate guide to weight loss
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Health and nutrition go hand in hand and it is advisable to understand what is actually healthy. Just because a restaurant gives you “Healthy Choices” doesn’t mean they are healthy options, just healthier in comparison to the normal menu.
Planning and knowledge is the best way to determine how to target healthy food for a healthy lifestyle.

Most people who opt to diet, build muscle or just decide to get healthier fail before they start. Without careful planning and understanding, there is no right or wrong, good or bad, false hope and expectation. We all need a plan in life to succeed. Plan before action. Plan during action. Plan following action. All three are important.

How to target healthy food with planning.

Contrary to what you have been taught, it is not about taking chips off your menu or chocolate or pizza …… You can and should be able to eat what you want. Everything in moderation is the key. Just by understanding the benefits of a good health and nutrition program, you can protect yourself against diseases and feel great packed with lots of energy.

Foods are to be enjoyed and savoured. There are no “naughty foods” or “good foods”.

Planning meals is what determines whether the meal will be healthy or not

Forget the fad diets! Target healthy food to eat and be healthy!

IMPORTANT!!! For health and nutrition

One third of your diet should be packed with fruits and vegetables. Aim for five portions per day.

One third of your diet should be starchy foods such as breads, cereals, potatoes, pasta and rice. Aim for 2 to 3 portions per day.

The final third should be split into three parts. 2 to 3 serves of milk and dairy per day, 2 to 3 serves of meat or fish per day and very small amounts of foods containing fats and sugars.

As a very rough estimate, men should consume 11,500 kj per day and women 7,800 kj per day. Everybody is unique and all have different body shapes and varying degrees of activity so don’t take these figures as gospel. 140kj per 1kg weight is the average recommendation.

Also inside this site, we will learn and discover the basics of food groups and how they should be incorporated in your diet for a healthy balanced diet. We will analyse the benefits of nutrients and which foods they are in. What are the benefits of a healthy lifestyle? This health and nutrition guide will be regularly updated.

Obesity – We will investigate obesity in adults and children. What are the causes of obesity and how do we combat it.

BMI – Take a look at the body mass index calculator to find the recommended range for your body.

Tips for healthy eating – Simple straight forward to do list to help steer yourself to a healthy eating lifestyle.

Target weight loss – A good healthy eating program and exercise is the focus of losing weight. We will661434_woman analyse the benefits of “super foods” in our diet. Do fat loss diets work? If you want better weight control, more self esteem, to feel and look better, lots of energy and knowing that changes made today will have long term benefits to your health then this site is for you.

My top 3 fat loss programs

The effects of detox on the body – Do we need to detox our body? How to detox your body with a detox cleansing diet. Can you lose weight with detox? What are the benefits to detoxing? What about side effects? So many questions!!

The secrets to building lean muscle mass – Stop paying for supplements with promises to make you big and ripped. Don’t believe the hype in the magazines. They want you to buy their magazines and their supplements. Understand how they work and if they will work for you and how harmful are they to your body. If you don’t want to get sick, keep your testosterone production and prevent man boobs through excessive oestrogen levels then stop and educate yourself. How to build muscle mass steroid free. Which foods have anabolic effects are naturally occurring.

Basic cooking for beginners – We cover the basics of cooking including the effects heat has on food and the different ways of cooking. Do you want to learn to cook like a chef? This site is growing and will be updated regularly so keep checking!!

Fresh, quick and easy healthy recipes for the whole family – Have a dinner party and surprise your friends and cook various healthy food recipes from all around the world. I will keep the methods as simple as possible and easy to understand. Lots of Mouth Watering recipes will be added on a regular basis, including healthy recipes for kids. Keep a check!!

Food Nutrition for Weight Loss – Can You Really Lose Weight Entirely On Your Own?

Have you been fighting a losing battle against weight gain for quite some time now? Have you tried a variety of diets and exercise programs to no effect? In fact, it sometimes feels as though there is a conspiracy to keep you fat no matter what you eat or do. Sadly, there are lots of people who share your problem because it is really very difficult to lose weight without outside help. It is time that you approached the problem once more, but this time with professional help, especially from food nutrition experts.

The problem that most would be dieters face is that they have very little information about what they should do. Most people assume that they have to remove everything that is tasty from their diet and switch to eating insipid food. They also assume that they have to starve themselves in order to achieve weight loss.

While it is true that one has to reduce one’s daily calorie intake, it is absolutely wrong to think that one has to starve oneself. In fact, if your daily intake drops below 1200 calories or if you make a drastic drop overnight then you will definitely have to face severe health consequences. If you were to go to a food nutrition specialist, you will get the right information about what your diet ought to be.

A trained dietician will create a new diet for you around the foods that you like to eat. You will obviously have to make drastic changes in what you eat if your current diet is completely unhealthy. The dietician will advise you about the optimal size of each meal and what it should ideally comprise of. In addition, the dietician will also monitor your progress by means of a food diary that you will be required to keep. The best professionals in this field will also be able to help you understand the psychological reasons for your overeating and will help you get a solution to the problem.

You will feel very confident about your chances of losing weight if you have the support of a professional food nutrition consultant. Your positive attitude alone will help you overcome many of the hurdles that you might face when you start your weight loss efforts. You should also bring a friend or loved one on board so that you get extra support and encouragement. This will ensure that you do not give up halfway through.

Weight Loss – Simple Strategies To Prevent Relapsing

If you have committed to start eating healthier, there is no question there will be hard times along the way. Everyone deals with food cravings from time to time, not to mention hunger that can get the best of you. If you want to maintain your results though and go on to lead a healthy life, it is essential you are laser focused on your effort to continue.

Need a few strategies to help you on your way? Let us look at a few of the best techniques you can use to ensure you stay on your diet plan…

1. Join A Support Group. First, consider joining a support group. Many people think support groups are only for those who are wanting to lose weight, but the fact is they can be for those who are attempting to maintain weight loss as well.

These groups are great for giving others support when temptation strikes or when they are just struggling to stay focused. The more people you have in your court, the better.

2. Focus On New Goals. In some cases, it can be beneficial to focus on a new goal. One reason many people relapse is for so long; they have been focusing on one goal: to lose weight. Then they lose the weight, and now they no longer have direction.

So give yourself direction. Set a new goal to follow and you might find you are less tempted to give in to foods you should be avoiding.

3. Keep It Out Of Sight. As the saying goes: “out of sight, out of mind.” Do your best not to bring harmful foods into your home. If they are in the pantry, chances are high you will eat them eventually.

Keep only healthy foods around and make your home a “safe haven” where you do not have to worry about snacking on those sugary foods.

4. Avoid Getting Stuck In A Rut. Finally, avoid letting yourself get stuck in a rut; this happens far too often. You are always eating similar meals at the same time, day after day after day. Start mixing it up a bit. One of the best things about being in a period of weight maintenance is you can be a little more experimental with your food choices.

Being experimental with your food choices does not mean eating unhealthily – it says you should not be focused on eating the same foods. Variety is critical, for eating healthily and for good nutrition.

If you keep these tips in mind, you should find it become easier than ever to maintain your weight loss and prevent a relapse.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.

6 Vital Criteria to Look For When Buying Commercial Gym Equipment

We are all aware that buying commercial gym equipment, whether to completely stock a gym or to top up existing fitness and weight machines, is an expensive undertaking. For any gym owner it is probably the most capital intensive undertaking they will undertake.

That is why it is essential that you buy quality. But with so many companies offering supposed quality how do you know what it is you should be looking for? How do you decide from the companies and commercial gym equipment manufacturers who are offering their wares? By assessing what they offer, and measuring them against set criteria. So let us study the most important criteria that you can judge them by.

Is the gym equipment sturdy?
It is no secret that gym equipment can take a huge amount of stress in a very short time. Treadmills have large numbers of feet pounding them, chest presses have weight smashing up and down, cables taking huge amounts of strain.

To this end it is vital that you are sure that the commercial gym equipment is sturdy and unlikely to break. Check the tolerances, the thickness of cables and how ‘solid’ the frames are. The less you have to fix or replace the better value for money.

Is the gym equipment easy to maintain?
Parts break, even the most sturdy pieces of commercial gym equipment have a certain shelf life. But how easy is it to maintain these pieces of equipment and prolong their lives, giving more value for money?

Look for equipment that you are easily and cheaply able to get parts for, that have simple instructions for replacing high pressure parts and that can be easily fixed. It will help with long term value for money if you can replace parts and fix machines quickly and cheaply.

Attractive equipment is important in a gym
Pieces of equipment that look good in your gym aren’t just vanity pieces, they are essential for bringing in new gym users. The better your gym looks the more likely a new customer is to sign up. Bring in attractive pieces of equipment and you will bring in new customers and so more money for the gym.

Effective for customers?
Gym equipment is there to be used by your customers. For the customers to stay they have to be getting results. Therefore it is essential that you look for equipment that is able to target what you want it to, whether that certain speeds of treadmills or specific muscle groups.

By bringing in quality, effective pieces of commercial gym equipment you will be giving your customers exactly what they want and ensuring yourself that vital repeat custom.

Recommendation
Reputation is usually over emphasized and media biased, a good marketing campaign can build a reputation that isn’t deserved. Instead look for recommendations before investing in commercial gym equipment. Ask around gym owners to see what they might recommend. Ask the potential company you will be purchasing from for testimonials and references.

Price
There’s no hiding from it, commercial gym equipment is a big, though very worthwhile, investment. Price is a factor. If the equipment is able to meet all your other needs than price should be important, and all equipment should be within the budget you know you have.

Fit-equip-commercial are able to provide success in meeting all these criteria, allowing you value for money, repeat customers and peace of mind. Check out their catalogue online or contact them via their website to see just what they are able to provide you with.