Health

Introducing the STRESS BUSTING SERIES

January 23, 2017
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STRESS. How many times do you hear that word each day? Well, according to WHO (World Health Organisation) we’re hearing it more than ever before. In fact, WHO have declared stress as “the health epidemic of 21st century” costing American businesses an estimated 300 billion US$ per year. Whilst some research argues that a little bit of stress can motivate people and get their creative juices flowing negative stress, however, has proven to have a detrimental effect on many people’s health. Whether it results in physical burnout, mental fatigue, anxiety, emotional imbalance or spiritual emptiness- when we operate on zero, we are as good as useless to ourselves, family and in the workplace.… Continue reading...
Travel

The Call of Wildfitness

January 19, 2017
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If like me you can become bored of bootcamps and burpees and want to try something a bit different, then read on and let me tell you about Wildfitness! Last year I hit a bit of a fitness plateau. I wanted to shake things up and learn something new and most importantly – do it outdoors. I’d had a bit of a stressful few months in the city so I didn’t want anything crazily taxing but nothing too meager either. So one cold, crisp Saturday in October I decided to check out Wildfitness and went along to one of their one-hour “jam” sessions in Battersea Park. … Continue reading...
Fitness

I’m Now a fully qualified PT thanks to Train Fitness!

January 19, 2017
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It was four weeks of intensive studying and training. The volume of work was vast (worksheets, learning, exams, assessments, client case studies…) and I had no idea that being a PT involved such a comprehensive understanding of physiology, anatomy and nutrition. BUT I  somehow got through it and I actually loved the time geeking up on the human body! (Nerd alert!) But seriously, the more you learn about the body the more remarkable you realise it is and the more you want to continue to learn. Before starting the Gym Instructor and Level 3 PT course Train Fitness provide you access to its online learning programme.… Continue reading...
Fitness

Currently In Training New Post Next Week!

December 12, 2016
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Hi guys! Just to let you know that I’m currently completing my PT qualification with Train Fitness (who btw are ACE). It’s full time and full on but I’m loving it! (And loving the treats after training too as this pic shows!) Apologies for the lack of posts whilst I’m in training but please sit tight because there’s lots of fab content lined up for next week including my trip to Zanzibar with Wild Fitness and more about the PT course too which I’d strongly recommend to anyone interested in developing their knowledge of health and fitness. Much love, Poppy x  … Continue reading...
Food

London’s Best Healthy Meal Deliveries

November 22, 2016
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Munch Fit: Overall Winner (Images above and below) Best For: Gym Junkies with a taste for the finer things in life Munch Fit declares itself as “the premium” meal delivery service for “a fit,  healthy, active lifestyle.” The company really stood out for me. Not only was I super impressed by the freshness of the meals but they were also all so nutritious, succulent, innovative, packed full of flavour and simply delicious! I really was overwhelmed and very impressed by the quality. It’s all gluten-free and you can tailor exactly what type of plan you want. (I.e vegan, paleo, low carb, high protein.) Munch Fit also introduced me to protein waffles which I have started to obsess about now!… Continue reading...
Health

My Top Teetotal drinks for a Sparklingly Healthy Christmas

November 17, 2016
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Tis almost the season to be even jollier but that doesn’t mean all those festive good spirits have to be fuelled by booze.  It’s easy to forget that alcohol is in fact a poison and can have negative effects on your health. And whilst I love to enjoy a glass or two of bubbly from time to time, the older I get the more I notice that I’m mostly better off without it. Abstaining from drinking doesn’t have to make you as dull as dishwater however. In fact – quite the opposite. Alcohol is a depressant and if you overdo it chances are the next day will be a right off and you’ll be the bore complaining about your hangover.… Continue reading...
Mindfullness

My Top Audio Picks (And why you need them in your life)

November 10, 2016
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Over the summer I really got into listening to audios and I can’t believe it took me so long! For all those times you may be travelling to work, stuck in traffic, walking, cleaning your house, relaxing in the bath or even getting ready to go out – all that otherwise “empty” time can be enriched with words of wisdom and knowledge which will leave you wiser, very likely happier, more motivated, inspired and more clued up. I’ve benefited so much from the audios listed below. Listening to the soothing sound of someone telling you how to be happier, live better and generally get more from life is incredibly comforting and uplifting – especially during the tough times as I found to be particularly true this summer.… Continue reading...
Fitness, Health, Travel

Meditation and Yoga Retreat at Epic Sana Algarve

November 1, 2016
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After a summer of indulgence and WEEK-long celebration for my sister’s wedding in Siena I was ready for some down time. The Quarter Life Health Project (see previous posts) had been my saving grace and much needed peaceful interlude preluding summer’s final hedonistic finale which left me well and truly spent! Morning breaks. View from my room. I arrived at Epic Sana Algarve, located on Praia da Falésia beach just 35 minutes from Faro airport, on October 1st for a week of yoga, meditation, beach walks and general bliss. Oh and the opportunity to bask in October’s sunshine and 28 degree celsius heat suited me just PERFECTLY too!… Continue reading...
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A stress-free afternoon with a cuppa Starbucks Teavana

October 20, 2016
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According to most Brits there’s nothing that a good old cuppa can’t conquer. And we may do well to keep this in mind as survey after survey shows us city slickers are more stressed and depressed then ever. We have vast unbinding workloads and deal with daily over-doses of social media and online engagement. The result? We’re constantly connected and rarely in the natural life-enhancing clean air of the countryside alone with just our thoughts. So what to do? We need to switch off FAR more. We need to make time in our week for wholesome device-free down-time. Now that Autumn’s here the evenings are drawing in and daylight hours are becoming even more important to savour (a vitamin D supplement is also essential as most Brits become deficient in the winter months).… Continue reading...