Monthly Archives: October, 2016

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App Review: MyFitnessPal

It’s never been easier to track and count your calories as it is with MyFitnessPal. The world’s most popular health and fitness app was gobbled up by sports brand, Under Armour, for a whopping $475m, which should give you some idea about usefulness.

MyFitnessPal holds a growing database of over six million foods and beverages that are each broken down to show their nutritional values. Armed with this information, you can then see how many calories you’re about to swallow down and make sure you stay on target with your fitness goals.

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App Review: Booking.com Hotel Reservations

This is the official app of the website of the same name. Booking.com is a clear and crisp way to get an overview or in-depth look at the place you’re about to rest your head at. Whether you’ve already booked and want to do some last minute checks on the facilities or you’re about to take the plunge on a hotel you’ve never heard of, the app has you covered.

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App Review: 5K Runner

It’s a bold statement to trumpet, but 5K Runner developer, Fitness22, claims that a whopping 4.2 million people have gone from 0 to 5K athlete whilst using this app. Over the course of eight weeks, 5K Runner promises to whip you into shape and turn you into an endurance athlete.

Meals Thai Green Curry
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Quick and Healthy Thai Green Curry

This warm, comforting recipe involves a little prep, as you make the paste from scratch, but using a food processor makes it super quick and you retain all the fresh flavours from the herbs and spices which can sometimes get lost when using a ready-made version.

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Low Carb Chocolate Cupcakes

It is possible to make delicious cupcakes without all the refined, carb-laden ingredients. This recipe couldn’t be easier and combines healthy, nutrient-dense alternatives that deliver all the flavour without the guilt.

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Liver Detox Smoothie

The New Year is popular for detox regimes after the excesses of the festive season, although in Chinese medicine, it’s thought that spring is a better choice because it represents a time of birth, rejuvenation, and purification. Traditional Chinese Medicine tells us that the body changes in response to the seasons of the year.

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Nut, seed and chocolate energy balls

This recipe is VERY forgiving; you can really experiment with the nuts and seeds you use depending on what you have in the cupboard or what you prefer. Cinnamon is included for additional health benefits, as this spice has been found in research to help with blood sugar control by enhancing the action of insulin in the body, and it even helps to lower LDL cholesterol levels.

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Endurance Smoothie

This smoothie features three superhero foods, beetroot, blueberries and cherries, to boost endurance and minimise exercise-induced muscle damage for quick recovery.

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Breakfast Smoothie

This creamy and filling breakfast smoothie is ideal to power you through a busy morning, or as a post-workout refuel. Featuring a mix of ingredients that really do love each other, it’s sure to become a firm favourite.

Training
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TRX Lower Body Workout

The TRX trainer is a brilliant piece of equipment that can be taken on holiday, as it’s really light and not very big. Keep yourself in shape whilst away from the gym. Olly takes a look at some of his favourite lower body TRX exercises

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