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How and why should I use a foam roller?

Foam rolling (or Self Myofascial Release) is a great way to give yourself a ‘mini massage’, thereby looking after your muscles and ironing out any ‘knots’. It can be done daily, before and after exercise, and the more often you do it the quicker you’ll get results. It may feel uncomfortable at first, but if you persevere you should reach the stage where you no longer have sore spots and you’re just maintaining good condition. Here are my top tips for getting it right.

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What is a healthy breakfast?

The first meal of the day can be a bit of a minefield, with every item in the supermarket breakfast aisle claiming to have superior health benefits. Getting off on the wrong foot can mean energy spikes and slumps, and feeling starved by mid morning. The key to avoiding this is to lose the sugar and add protein and good fats, so here are my top 5 healthy breakfasts to keep you fighting through till lunch.

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What gym equipment should I buy for home training?

As a Personal Trainer, I visit clients’ homes and take them through programmes in their kitchen/sitting room/garden/garage. There’s often not much space, and I take all my kit with me, so each piece of equipment I use has to be versatile, easy to store, affordable and transportable. These same principles apply to buying your own kit for personal use, so here are my top 5 home gym toys.

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How do I make Fajitas healthy?

We’re constantly being told that in order to eat healthily we have to give up lots of the things we like, but often, just making things from scratch can remove the hidden ‘nasties’ from our favourite foods. If you make things yourself, you’re in control of the amount of salt, sugar and fat that goes into your food, and it can be much more satisfying!

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