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How to bounce back after easter

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I'm sure many people over indulged over the easter weekend- for most this meant more food, more calories but less 'nutrition'.

This will leave a lot of people feeling bloated, heavy and lethargic. This lethargy can largely be attributed to extra sugar and alcohol, both are high in calories but low in other vitimins and minerals and cause blood sugar to raise and lower dramatically.

This blood sugar roller coaster is difficult to get off causing you to reach for the chocolate, coffee and soft drinks. To stabilize your blood sugar and there for energy you need to go back to basics, focus each meal on high quality protein a large portion of veg and a small amount of carbohydrate.
Meals of this sort will help give you steady energy through the day leaving you feeling lighter looking healthier and much more energetic.

top tips after easter-
Throw out left over chocolate, sweets etc.
Increase veg portions
If you need a pick me up during the afternoon, grab a piece of fruit or a few nuts not a chocolate bar.
Get your 8 hours- sleeping properly reduces cravings
Exercise- people tend to make better food and lifestyle choices when they exercise.

 

By Danny Burke


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How life has become a pain in the neck?

 

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Non specific neck pain is an increasingly common problem and can range from an occasional niggle to constant and quite debilitating.

A key contributing factor to this increase is all around- next time you're in a coffee shop or especially on the tube you will see the majority of people looking down at a tablet, laptop or smart phone-
over time this flexed neck position teamed with the ronded shoulder posture commonly adopted to hold a tablet or type on a laptop start to cause compensations through your neck shoulders and upper back resulting in some muscles tightening and others weakening.

The common sense response to a stiff neck is to stretch it, this may give instant relief but is often short term. Often the muscles responsible are in your chest.

Your pec minor when tight pulls your shoulder forward and down and prevents your shoulder blade moving correctly.
This can increase the activity of your neck muscles, cause weakness in your upper back muscles and even cause pain to run down your arm.

So to feel better stretch your chest and ditch the Angry Birds.

 

Best stretches:

- Corner stretch- in a corner- place elbows against the wall with your arms bent at 90 degree angles. Lean forward into the stretch opening through your chest.

- Roller angels- lie on your back on a long soft roller,  start hands by hips palms facing up, sweeps arms along the floor overhead and back to start. 

By Danny Burke

 

By Danny Burke

By Danny Burke
By Danny Burke
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Rasberry Lemonade Spring Cleanse Smoothie

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Pardon the shouting, but spring has sprung! The trees are sprouting buds, the birds are back, and so is your morning run. Now is the perfect time for spring cleaning, inside and out. So we’ll be sipping on this month’s bright pink smoothie, which packs plenty of renewing ingredients for your bod, digestion, and skin. Hey, why not have it all? Antioxidant-rich raspberries fight free radicals, and have plenty of fiber, vitamin C, and beautifying manganese and vitamin K (goodbye, winter lackluster skin). Dandelion root tea, the holistic bloat-buster, supports the lymphatic system and liver—a welcome break after one-too-many cold nights of wine and TV. Not that you ever… A whole lemon (yes, a whole one) makes this smoothie a powerful alkalizer and a health-booster. Fatigue-fighting fresh mint provides a kick of energy, and it’s finished off with a drop of honey, because a little locally derived sweetness boosts immunity. Spring, we’re so glad you’re here. —Jennifer Kass Raspberry Lemonade Spring Cleanse Smoothie Blend and enjoy! 1 cup dandelion root tea (chilled) 1 cup frozen organic raspberries 1 lemon 10 fresh mint leaves 1 Tbsp raw honey (ideally local)

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