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Top Lifestyle Tips for Starting a Healthier Routine

Starting a new routine is often on our minds. With the hustle and bustle of modern living it can be very difficult to take those vital moments for inward focus and reflection, and even more difficult to even attempt establishing a new routing with work and family commitments to work around! But after the last …

The Five Floors of the Food Pyramid

Most people are familiar with the food pyramid; first introduced in Sweden in 1974, the food pyramid gives us a rough idea of what percentage of our diet should be made up of different foodstuffs. The size of the floor denotes how much we should eat! Things like processed foods and fat-heavy meats are at …

The Four Stages of the Sleep Cycle

There are many different things that affect sleep and the quality of the rest that we get each night such as caffeine consumption, an over-stimulated brain and even medical conditions that make a person more inclined to sleep poorly. In fact, those who regularly wake up feeling unrested may not be making their way through …

3 Conditions That May Affect How You Sleep

For some people, getting a good night’s sleep isn’t as easy as shutting off technology 15 minutes before you decide to hit the hay or taking part in daily meditation. After all, there are a number of medical conditions that can impact a person’s ability to fall asleep, stay asleep or sleep soundly enough to …

The Pros and Cons of Hiring a Personal Trainer

The popularity of physical fitness has increased immensely throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, and as the rules finally begin to relax our new challenge is trying to maintain such a lifestyle whilst returning to the office and partaking in social events once again. A personal trainer is a fitness professional that provides 1-2-1 programmes for clients …

The Importance of BMR and TDEE Values

The worst thing that a beginner can do when they are just getting to grips with the diet and exercise world is overwhelm themselves with specialist terminology. After all, these terms sound like the real-deal but they can often be confusing and misleading when they aren’t defined properly. Here at The Healthy Living and Fitness, …

Walking vs Running: A Fitness Analysis

Here at The Healthy Living and Fitness, we’ve decided to delve into the ongoing discussion about the benefits that running and walking provide when compared directly to one another. After all, both exercises are incredibly similar and share the same basic principles, however they aren’t as clear-cut as they may seem once you delve into …

How to Work Out Without the Gym

We have slowly become used to a new-normal as the COVID-19 pandemic closed down the UK in March 2020 for several months, and almost 11 months on the population has been plunged into a third lockdown in a bid to slow down the spread of the virus. As a result, gyms and other indoor exercise …

Common Weight Lifting Mistakes That Can Be Dangerous

Although body-building has been around for decades and isn’t exactly a new fitness trend, it is hard to deny that the popularity of weight-lifting as a sport and fitness tool has increased significantly over the past several years. After all, we have a lot more information to hand that tells us how beneficial it is …