Archive – April 2018

5 facts you didn’t know about protein

Extra dietary protein such as protein powders, drinks and bars are now in the mainstream and offering us the choice to consume protein more efficiently and conveniently. Until recently, protein powders were associated with bodybuilding and ‘big muscles’ and for the rest of us, especially for women, who exercise regularly the fear of ‘bulking up’ stopped us reaching for a protein shake.

But the perception is changing and it’s now widely known that protein is essential to repair muscle tissue after exercise and improve recovery.

There is a wide variety of products available now offering protein for muscle recovery, weight loss and general wellbeing. Protein is for everyone, so here are 5 facts you didn’t know about protein.

How collagen helps with hair loss and thinning hair

Worried about hair loss and thinning hair? You’re not alone

Contrary to popular belief, hair loss and thinning hair is a real problem for women as well as men. Recent studies indicate that an estimated 8 million women in the UK are now suffering from hair loss and one in three has thinning hair. NHS England estimates that around 50% of women over the age of 65 experience female-pattern baldness.

 

Probiotics: The good guys in your gut

Commonly known as ‘friendly bacteria’, probiotics are increasingly being sold in shops as supplements or are even added to the foods we eat. But what are they?

Guarding your gut

Probiotics are living organisms which can be found naturally in foods such as yoghurt, kimchi, miso and kefir.

As in most action films it’s the good guys versus the bad guys and it’s no different in your intestines! Probiotics defend your gut from bad bacteria have a negative impact on our overall health, metabolism and digestive system.

Face yoga: 5 exercises to lift and tone facial muscles

Did you know you have 52 muscles in your face? Many people go to the gym to work out and tone but do you ever tone the muscles in your face? Facial yoga is completely natural and may increase the size of muscles in the face, making cheeks look fuller and firmer.

Face yoga is a growing trend. A 20 week study by NorthWestern Medicine, led by Dr.Murad Alam concluded that there is evidence facial exercise may even reduce some visible signs of ageing. Just following the short routine below can give you a clear, healthy complexion with a beautiful glow with less toxins and increase your skins ability to absorb moisture.

5 exercises to move your muscles and tighten their appearance: