Study participant, nutritional therapist and avid walker

14 July, 2012

by Alicia Maetzener When I spotted an advert inviting participants to join the Sleepy8 walking programme, I felt right away that it would be a great thing to try, and for a number of reasons. I had been away from home for some time on a residential course and, due to some physical injuries I had picked up, I ... Read More

A Guide to Stretching

17 June, 2011

This 7-stretch routine will help to keep your walking muscles flexible.  Follow it after every walk if you can, but complete it at least once or twice a week in order to maintain your flexibility. Remember: don’t stretch cold muscles, it’s better to stretch after a walk than before ease into each stretch, don’t bounce or force ... Read More

Fruit & Nut Bars

14 June, 2011

These fruit and nut bars contain no oil or sugar; they get their sweetness from dried fruit.  They also contain walnuts which are high in omega-3 fatty acids, and have been shown to support brain function and possibly even boost mood.  Other studies suggest that eating 4 to 6 halves of these nuts before a meal may suppress hunger, resulting in the ... Read More

Nutritional Assessment

20 April, 2011

Optimal health, wellbeing and body weight are all about balance. Our body requires a balanced diet which provides us with sufficient macronutrients (protein, carbohydrate and fat) and micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) in response to its needs.  These needs are a function of the lifestyle we lead and the level of phyiscal activity we undertake; the more physically active we are, the more energy we require from ... Read More

Back in Action

20 April, 2011

Many people live with chronic low back pain and have come to accept a certain level of discomfort and restriction of movement.  For some, relief can come in the form of physiotherapy, designed specifically to develop core strength and provide a solid support system for the lumbar spine. There are many causes of low back pain, ... Read More