Sleep, Health & Fitness

I take my sleep seriously. And food. Sufficient, peaceful sleep and good food keep me healthily and happily ticking over. It also makes life a bit more pleasant for those in my company on the next day 😀 We’re talking sleep today, though. Sleep is arguably one of the most overlooked pieces of health and…

No Carbs, or Different Carbs?

Thanks to misdirection, the #LCHF army, and certainly some misunderstanding, a common mistake made by those starting to eat ‘cleaner’ is not consuming sufficient carbohydrate (CHO). You do need a good dose of daily CHO. What’s important is that you eat the right amounts of the correct types of CHO. Carbohydrates and Insulin Firstly, grains, breads, pastas,…

Non-Exercise Physical Activity

When referring to energy expenditure through physical activity, we typically think of planned exercise and sports. Going to the gym, a trail run, Sunday morning bike ride, touch rugby and indoor netball are just some of the examples of intentional physical activity. Planned exercise is what we know and have been told to do to…

Are Activity Trackers Beneficial?

Wrist-worn activity trackers from the likes of FitBit, Polar, Garmin and Apple have not only become vastly popular, they have turned into exceptionally capable devices. Tracking steps is no longer sufficient and features such as heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, and caloric expenditure are considered standard. What makes these features beneficial, though? Personal Accountability Accountability…