Metabolic Health and Vitality for Women Over 40
In this podcast episode, Lara Briden and I share a closer look at metabolic health for women over 40, specifically:
- The missing health science for mid-life women and the science sex gap.
- The dynamics between insulin, mitochondria, and cellular metabolism.
- How the nutritional advice often suggested for men and young women does not always apply to mid-life women.
- The role of muscle and mitochondria in health and metabolism.
- Updated weight loss strategies for women over 40.
- If the ketogenic…
Does Exercise Help The Immune System?
I recently wrote a blog on training, exercise, and being sick. You can find my guide on how to gauge if you should train or compete while sick here.
I’ve had a lot of feedback from peeps saying it’s a quick and easy way to help them decide if they should skip a day or not.
And what I heard from a lot of you is that at times, there's a lot of pressure to “show up.” Some of you DM’d or emailed me saying you had a sense of re…
Why You Shouldn't Train When You're Sick
Now, before I tell you all about my top nutrients for immune support (stay tuned for a later blog), I want to talk about the second most popular question my athletic and sporty clients ask me at this time of year ...
“Can I train if I’m sick with...?”Often, I’ve got an athlet…
The idea of ‘being mindful’ and ‘practicing mindfulness’ has been getting a fair bit of airplay of late. After the year that shall not be mentioned, many of my friends, family, and clients are all wanting to be more mindful or mindfully aware as they move throughout their days. Many of them use apps to help with mindful meditations, mindful mantras, or practicing mindfulness in the everyday; but what about mindful eating?
Hard to digest?
Where does digestion start? Does it start in the gut, wher…
Finding routine in the chaos
Ok I must admit I have been hesitant to write a blog this month, my inbox is overflowing with email alerts, blogs and how to stay healthy via.... (insert idea here). So what do I have to add to the noise I ask myself?
I thought instead of sending out lists of immune boosting foods and workout videos (just kidding I am not a personal trainer) I would take you through what I have learned about trying to stay healthy while doing an isolation vacation. Don’t get me wrong, I know this is not a holid…
Ready to Reset
I have said before that I don't like to set resolutions or start restrictive plans but one thing I do love to do is have a little food holiday. Whether you want to reset unhealthy eating habits, lose weight, or just improve your overall health, a food holiday and swit…
Bloom where you are planted
There seems to be a misconception that Self Care is all about treating yourself to a day off or having a massage, which as a result means many individuals push it aside claiming they don’t have the time or can’t afford it.
Simple confusion. It does not have to take any extra time from your day that you valuably need nor does it need to cost you anything. It is purely looking after yourself both mentally and physically.
So what’s my first and easiest version? Ensuring your thoughts are those that…
Depression, Anxiety, Stress.. they are not such dirty words..
Kira asked me to guest post for her this month on stress, family and mental health… Why? Because I have been there, got the T Shirt, worn it to death, taken it off, washed it and now it hangs firmly in my closet to remind me of the lessons learnt along its journey.
Everyone’s story is different, and everyone’s story is personal, but they all have common traits and outcomes and that is what I want to talk about.
There is no shame in suffering from anxiety or depression. It can stem from childhood…
Breathing Deep at my Extreme Wellness Retreat
Mental and Emotional Balance
Don’t get me wrong, I truly believe that many PHYSICAL factors, such as good food, water, sunshine and exercise are so important to our health. However, if we …