Whether people are in training or not, I’m constantly asked the question: should I take protein supplements?
Nine times out of ten, my answer, simply, is no.
I’ve been a personal trainer for over ten years, and before that, I was a medal-winning athlete. I didn’t rely on protein supplements in my competitive days, and I rarely advocate their use today.
This July sees the arrival of Lovefit, a unique festival experience bringing together like-minded souls for a weekend of fitness, well-being and music, in a beautiful forest setting.
Taking place in the surroundings of the historic St Clere Estate in Kent, an area of vibrant natural beauty, Lovefit is an authentic music festival intertwined with an immersive fitness experience. Spend the morning working out, the afternoon participating or spectating in fun tournaments and competitions, followed by relaxation time in the spa and then an evening of dancing to some of the UK’s hottest DJ’s and dance acts.
Are your family and friends depleting your energy rather than uplifting you? Is your home holding an atmosphere that drags you down rather than lifting you up? If so, you are very likely affected by the moods, thoughts, and attitudes of the people who share your life.
So how can you avoid this and how can you protect yourself from energy depletion? Here are my 10 tried and tested ways of preserving your precious life force.
Breathing well, not only helps oxygen reach the brain but when we breathe effectively we can ease stress and tension throughout the body, especially in the neck and back.
In the following video, Mel Collie, our Pilates and posture expert takes us through some breathing exercises that can help with lower back pain and body tension.