Poor Gut Health

A healthy gut is vital in improving your health and well being, in particular digestion, immunity and maintaining a healthy body weight. When our gut health is compromised, it can have a profound effect on many different structures and functions in the body. So what can cause gut dysfunction? ⦁ Rushing when you eat ⦁ Stress ⦁ Inflammation ⦁ Lack of bile in the liver and gall bladder ⦁ Poor dietary choice which exarcerbates food sensitivities ⦁ Medications ⦁ Infections What are some possible signs to look for? ⦁ Bloating ⦁ Poor sleep ⦁ Lack of energy ⦁ Moody ⦁ Constipation/diarrhea ⦁ Skin problems ⦁ Weight fluctuation ⦁ Difficulty l

August Challange

This Challenge is guaranteed to leave you gasping for air. Set Up: You’ll need a clear length of track, a sled loaded to 50kg men / 30kg women, and a free space on the ground to perform your mountain climbers. Directions: You have 5 minutes total to finish the first two activities in this challenge and then row as far as possible before your time runs out. ⦁ Push your loaded sled for 5 lengths of the track. ⦁ Immediately move to some free space on the ground and perform 30 mountain climbers (counting every other leg). ⦁ Begin on the rower and continue for a maximum distance before the 5 minute time limit runs out. ⦁ Your score is the distance you rowed. #MonthlyChallenges

Struggling to keep hydrated?

A question people often ask is, how much water do I need to drink in a day? The old go-to amount of 6-8 glasses a day gets thrown around but depending on your body weight that might not be enough. So how much water should I drink in a day to stay hydrated? One way to work out how much water our body needs on a daily basis is to follow this simple calculation. Body weight x 0.03 So if you are an 80kg male this amounts to 2.4L of water (that this is 2.4L at rest). Therefore, if you are exercising this would need to be increased by a litre or so. However, this doesn't just mean drinking tap or bottled water. Eating 'Real Food' will significantly increase your water consumption, because the pla

Trail Mix Bars

Here is a great recipe courtesy of one of our members. Ingredients 2 cups rolled oats 1 cup pumpkin seeds, slivered almonds or chopped nuts ½ cup dried cranberries, raisins or dark chocolate chips 2/3 cup peanut or almond butter 2/3 cup honey, agave or brown rice syrup 1 tsp cinnamon or favorite spice ¼ tsp sea salt Directions In a large bowl, stir together all of the ingredients until well combined. Line a 13×9-inch baking dish with foil or baking paper and press the mixture into the dish. Cover with foil or plastic wrap and press until flat. Refrige