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How to Sleep Better: 10 Tips for Better Sleep

Quality, not just quantity – that is the secret for getting good sleep. It is possible to get too much sleep, too little sleep, and sleep that just isn’t restful. That’s why it is important to know how to sleep better. So, to help you reach this goal, we’ve put together 10 tips for better […]

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How Much Caffeine Is Too Much?

You may think that caffeine is mostly in tea or coffee – you’re not entirely wrong. Caffeine is in a lot of beverages we drink daily, from cocoa to energy drinks; from fizzy pop to weight loss supplements. As a result, it is a good idea to understand how much caffeine is too much and […]

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If you don’t plan for recovery, you plan for failure

—————————————————— You might have heard that recovery is just as important as training, but this is simply not true. Recovery is actually even more important than training. If you are not recovering adequately from your training sessions, then you are pretty much wasting your time. The world is incredibly stressful nowadays and it’s all too […]

4 ways to kick food cravings to the kerb

Do you suffer from cravings? Almost everyone has cravings for particular foods at times, although it appears to affect women the most, especially when they are following low calorie and low carb diets. Often these diets are low in essential fats (and we all know how important dietary fat is – link to blog) and […]

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Fat – why you should be eating it

6 reasons why fat is so essential to your diet Fat is one of the main macronutrients that make up our diet – along with carbohydrates and protein, we need fat to perform essential bodily processes and maintain our overall health. Many people think that eating fat will cause weight gain, or associate all dietary […]

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Intermittent Fasting: The Basics

Fasting is the basic idea of not eating for a period of time – we already do it to some extent when we sleep. That’s why breakfast has its name. It’s breaking the ‘fast’ we had overnight. However, there are different ways of fasting, but here we’re focusing on just intermittent fasting (IF). Intermittent fasting […]