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How to Eat Right For Your Age - Huffington Post and Daily Mail

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While the overarching framework on how to eat well will always include plenty of fruit, vegetables, lean proteins, healthy fats and whole grains, specific macro and micronutrient requirements do change across age groups. This is due to a number of factors which change as we age including metabolism, muscle mass and hormone levels. 

Eating a balanced diet as well as exercising regularly plays a big part in how well (or not so well) we age, which includes adjusting our overall energy intake to match energy output as our lifestyles become a little less active and as our metabolism organically decline. 

Click on the two links below If you want to read more about what the key nutritional considerations are during;

  • Childhood and Adolescence
  • 20's and 30's
  • 40's and 50's
  • 60's and over

Huffington Post - How to Eat Right for Your Age

Daily Mail - What to eat in every decade

 

 

 

 

Are cheat days good or bad? Huffington Post Interview

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Who doesn't love to treat themselves! The thought of having a whole day to go to town on absolutely anything one's little heart desires is music to many peoples ears! 

In theory, a cheat daysounds great!  An allocated amount of time where you can splurge on whatever and in whichever quantity you want all day, be it doughnuts, pancakes, cake, pizza, burgers or fries (or all of the above).

But is this a reality? Are cheat days and meals helpful, or simply pointless?

If you want to read more about my thoughts on cheat days, what they actually do to your metabolism and how often you can afford to treat yourself, then click on this click for more information  

How much exercise is too much? Huffington Post Interview

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 Regular physical activity can help reduce your risk of long term health issues. It can also make you feel good, and look pretty great as well. However, too much exercise can actually be detrimental to physical, mental and emotional health. 

The exact amount of times or minutes you should exercise per week depends on factors like your body composition goals, training background, age and overall health status.

To read more about the benefits of exercise, how much exercise you should be doing, the importance of rest days and the signs of excessive exercise  click here.

 

Why You Crave Salt - Huffington Post Interview

Salt which is also known as Sodium is a mineral that the body requires to function properly, but beware because too much, or too little, can be harmful.

Sodium is involved in a number of functions in the body including;

  • Muscle contraction
  • Blood pressure
  • Water balance

To read more about why we need sodium, what happens if we eat too much or too little salt, why we crave salt in different situations and also how to beat salt cravings then click through to the Huffington post interview.

Fasted Workouts - Huffington Post Interview

Can fasted workouts help you achieve your fitness goals? Yes.... but it is not for everyone and all styles of training. In some situations fasted training can actually be detrimental to your performance and body composition goals.  

Some of the benefits of fasted workouts include increasing aerobic capacity and increasing fat utilisation (the use of fat as a fuel source). However, there are certain people who benefit more from fasted workouts than others. If your main goal is to gain muscle mass or you are trying to improve your anaerobic capacity (the short, sharp stuff) it would be detrimental.

To read more about the do's and dont's of fasted workouts  click here

How To Build Lean Mass - Huffington Post Interview

Do you need to eat more to build lean mass? 

I sat down with Juliette Steen from Huffington Post Australia to discuss how to build lean mass. Click here to read  the full article which covers;
- Why you need to eat more to build lean muscle mass
- Specific meal and snack ideas to help build lean mass
- How to ensure additional food does not turn into fat

How to Stay Healthy-Ish While Travelling

To all those people heading over to Europe at the moment, I am very jealous! 

I sat down with Juliette Steen from Huffington Post to share some tips on how you can have a fantastic holiday,  which includes enjoying the bread, the pasta and the wine, without compromising your health or adding (too many) extra centimeters to the waistline

Click here to read the full article