Diet & Nutrition

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

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