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What are vitamins and minerals?
Vitamins and minerals are substances that are found in foods we eat. Your body needs them to work properly, so you grow and develop just like you should. When it comes to vitamins, each one has a special role to play. For example:
Combining several different food types
The term "balanced diet" has become one of those health mantras that you constantly hear, but which no one ever really stops to explain. What it really means is a diet that includes a combination of several different food types. These food types include grains and pulses, fresh fruit and veg, meat, dairy products, and fats and oils.
One of the most under-rated aspects of health and fitness
Stretching is one of the most under-rated aspects of health and fitness and one that many of us choose to ignore; ‘I’ll do it later’ or ‘I haven’t got time’ are phrases we hear too often in the gym.
Quick results rarely sustain results
It's so easy to be lured by quick-fix diets offering rapid, painless weight loss . But all research shows that making healthy and sustainable changes to your eating and activity habits is the safe and effective route to long term slimming success.
- Muscles are the "engine" that your body uses to propel itself. Although they work differently than a car engine or an electric motor, muscles do the same thing -- they turn energy into motion.
What causes osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis literally means ‘porous bones’. Our bones are made up of a thick outer shell and a strong inner honeycomb mesh of tiny struts of bone. Osteoporosis means some of these struts become thin or break. This makes the bone more fragile and prone to break. It often remains undetected until the time of this first broken bone. Broken wrists, hips and spinal bones are the most common fractures in people with osteoporosis.
How does the glycaemic index help me?
The glycaemic index (GI) is a ranking of carbohydrates based on their immediate effect on blood glucose (blood sugar) levels. It compares foods gram for gram of carbohydrate. Carbohydrates that breakdown quickly during digestion have the highest glycaemic indexes. The blood glucose response is fast and high. Carbohydrates that breakdown slowly, releasing glucose gradually into the blood stream, have low glycaemic indexes.
What is a carbohydrate?
Carbohydrate is a macro-nutrient that supplies a very usable form of energy or fuel to the body
The human body can survive for weeks without food, but without water we would die within days
On average, our bodies are made up of between 65-70% water, though that raises even higher in very physically active people, such as athletes who have a higher proportion of muscle tissue and less fat tissue. water is our life source and the amount we drink is crucial to our health - yet many of us regularly drink too...