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Anxiety & Illness

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  We all know how debilitating anxiety can be. When sombody suffers from intense anxiety it can cause breathing to become difficult, your heart races and your body starts to shake. Anxiety can hold us back and stop us living the life we want. Worse still, if you live your life in a state of constant anxiety, over time this …

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Growing your glutes

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Why growing your ass is progress. My ass has grown and I’m really happy – and no it’s not as I’ve been tucking into boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts! So why is having a BIGGER BOTTOM such a good thing? The ‘bottom’ in the gym world is mostly referred to as the GLUTES. Your glutes are the biggest and (could …

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Coping with kids

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In last month’s column I wrote about the health benefits of holidays. August is traditionally the month most families take their summer break, it’s also when parents are confronted with the big question – ‘how on earth am I going to cope over the next five or six weeks?’ While school offers a safe, structured routine and regular childcare, a …

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Reduce your fear of flying fast

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In this month’s article, I’m going to talk about fear of flying. This makes up about 80% of my work with my clients, thanks mainly to my interventions that you can see on the BBC and YouTube. It’s said that one in four people have a fear of flying, however, a fear of flying can mean different things to different …

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Life on a tomato based diet

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Life on a tomato based diet…Well actually I only lasted 2 days so I cant really say ‘life’ – what I can say is, it sucks. Don’t try it. You will become hungry. And when you do you will probably eat the contents of a whole supermarket isle when you finally give in. Which you will. I remember the day well …

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Benefits of a summer holiday

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In honour of his birthday, the Roman Senate in 44BC named the month of July after their powerful leader and statesman, Julius Caesar. Prior to that it had been known as Quintilis (meaning fifth) being the fifth month of the old calendar year.   July is on average the warmest month of the year here in the UK and one …

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Dr John Fox

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A Consultant Clinical Psychologist across both independent and NHS services since 2002, Dr John Fox is registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and has been an active researcher in eating disorders and mental health, with over 60 research papers and one edited book. WHAT ARE EATING DISORDERS? Eating disorders are a rare but serious mental health conditions. …

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How my first book helped me to think about food prep…

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Benjamin Franklin must have known a thing or two about food prep when he uttered the frequently quoted genius words ‘fail to prepare – prepare to fail.’ One of the easiest ways to throw diet and nutrition targets out of the window is often a lot simpler than the amount of gluten, wheat, dairy, carbs, fat or sugar you eat. …

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How to stop ‘bug phobia’ spoiling your summer

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With summer coming, we can expect some nice weather – although often that nice weather is short lived and, when we try to make the most of it, we may find the normal buzzing insects ruining our picnics and those larger-than-normal spiders you seem to see in summer running across your path. It’s bad enough for most of us but …

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Summer Blues

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Named after Juno, the goddess of marriage, June is the month where we can enjoy aperitifs in the garden, fire up the barbeque and turn our attention to everything and anything outdoorsy. June is the sixth month of the year and has the longest number of daylight hours – a whopping sixteen compared with around eight for those dark winter …