Exercising With Nausea

Nausea can put the brakes on pretty much any exercise routine. If you wake up feeling nauseous, the last thing you want to do is hit the gym and if it comes on mid-routine, such as when you are out for a jog, it pretty much kills everything dead in the water. Whilst getting to […]

Exercising When Terminally Ill

Perhaps one of the most difficult subjects to tackle is what to do with a terminal diagnosis. Effectively, being told there is nothing more that can be done can feel like there is suddenly a giant countdown timer hanging over you. It is very easy to fall into a trap of doing nothing and waiting […]

When Recovering From an Operation

Exercising sensibly after an operation is integral to recovery and general health. The body is still reeling from an invasive procedure, so is going to be operating at a reduced capacity; exercising helps develop muscle mass, increase cardiovascular health and generally help the body alone whilst it recovers. However, the key word here is ‘sensibly.’ […]

Training with a Cold or Flu

Getting hit with cold or flu is an absolute nightmare at the best of times, but it hits even harder when it storms in and upsets our entire training program. There’s the old familiar scenario of getting back up after and not feeling quite right; a tighter chest, lower tolerance for extremes and a general […]

Training With Broken Bones and Sprains

We have all seen someone running with their arm in a sling or hobbling along with a quite visible injury and furthermore, we have probably all thought how brave they were. Whilst a break or a sprain is not necessarily the end of the road for training, it most certainly should be something that puts […]

Medication and Breastfeeding

None of us are born perfect and this is also true for expectant and recent mothers. In fact, a lot of previously dormant health conditions can flare up during pregnancy and early motherhood (the body is ever changing and may suddenly decide to upset the balance.) Other conditions can certainly present themselves out of the […]

Signs Your Baby Needs Something Different

Whilst all mothers do their absolute best to ensure breastfeeding is an enjoyable and beneficial experience for their baby, it is still, nonetheless, a learning curve. What one baby loves, another one may hate the taste of and allow to get in the way of enjoying their feed. Other babies may develop food intolerances (very […]

The Best Foods to Eat When Breastfeeding

Remember that breastfeeding is the most natural way for a mother to pass nutrients down to her child; when the mother eats, she can reasonably expect the baby to consume a diluted version of the same. This is why there needs to be a concerted effort to eat certain foods. Here are some of the […]

Alcohol and Cigarettes – A Breastfeeding Nightmare

Doctors will quite rightly warn expectant mothers of the risks of consuming alcohol and cigarettes whilst pregnant. The toxins in both of these are worse than any kind of bad diet and in this crucial stage, can directly harm the foetus. But many new mothers, often under a lot of stress, will revert back to […]

Food and Drink to Avoid When Breastfeeding

There are websites, leaflets and a ton of freely available medical advice about what food and drink to consume when pregnant or trying to conceive. However, many women feel that once the baby is born, a lot of the advice dries up and they are left wondering what they can and can’t eat without fear […]