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How To Have a Healthy Christmas

Eating healthily when you’re surrounded by calorific tasty treats is not easy. But healthy Christmas food is available too, not just Brussels sprouts & clementines, but in the sense that it is possible to enjoy treats while exercising some restraint at the same time. Christmas does not have to be an excuse to throw caution […]

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Are Fitness Trackers Accurate?

Fitness Trackers such as FitBit, Garmin and Apple Watch are growing in popularity and everyone seems to be tracking their activity these days. But are fitness trackers accurate? How accurate, or how inaccurate? And does this mean they are useless and we shouldn’t waste our money? Or do they still have their uses? Click on […]

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Is Perfection Keeping You Fat?

Perfection beats action every time. Those who spend hours researching and preparing for something will always be overtaken by those who ‘just do it’. This applies to all areas of life of course – work, travel, relationships, opportunities. There’s a time and a place for a bit of thoughtful contemplation, but if you want to […]

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How to Deal With a Binge

How do you bounce back from a food binge? What constitutes a food binge is different to different people – for some it’s part of Binge Eating Disorder, where a person regularly eats an abnormal amount of food in one sitting in a short space of time, often amounting to thousands of calories.For others, they may […]

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Stress and Weight Gain – Are They Connected?

Does stress make you gain weight? There is some evidence that stress makes people store fat more easily. On the other hand many people report losing weight when under stress, even when they don’t eat any less. So does stress make you store fat or not? Read more about stress on the TFMF Lifestyle section here.  Click here to watch […]

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How To Treat Muscle Strain (RICE Method)

Exercise and being physically active is great, but injuries can hold us back. The best way is to prevent them in the first place – warm up and cool down properly. – make sure you are exercising with correct technique or ‘form’ – wear appropriate footwear and clothing RICE stands for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. In this video […]

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How To Test For Diastasis Recti

Diastasis Recti can occur after pregnancy and is very common. It is when the abdominal muscle don’t close completely following having a baby, leaving a vertical gap where the linea nigra was during pregnancy, along the mid-line of the tummy.  It can be corrected with gentle exercises done frequently, that engage the stomach muscles without repeatedly bending […]

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