Step Challenge

Throughout Uni we were told that a good strategy to help clients increase their daily movement was to encourage them to wear a pedometer to track there steps. Although I have often suggested it to clients I have been sceptical about its effectiveness whether it be a pedometer or a Fitbit. Over the last 7…

Attitudes to Exercise and Subsequent Eating Behaviour

It is generally believed that our thoughts and emotions effect our behaviours, and this is found to be true with our relationship between exercise attitude and post-exercise eating behaviour. Research published recently in Marketing Letters showed that if participants thought of exercise as “fun” or a “well-deserved break,” versus a “workout,” it significantly changed the way they…

Healthy Christmas Tips

With Christmas coming up and the rush to get plans organised, shopping done and still find time to take care of yourself here are some helpful tips to use to help manage stress, keep plans on track and have time for yourself. Plan Ahead:- Too many people spend weeks worrying about getting the shopping done,…

Walking Group

I have recently begun a walking group twice a week here at Vision. It provides an opportunity for those that would like to go walking of a morning or afternoon but find it boring on their own or need help with motivation. By simply increasing your walking each week it can aid in reducing your…

What is Progress?

Anyone undertaking a lifestyle change plan is ultimately looking for some sort of progress or goal achievement. The plan may involve nutritional changes or increases in daily physical activity. It may also involve training for an event to achieve a better outcome or just to complete it for the first time. The big question is…

‘I eat a healthy diet, but…’

Most clients will report they are healthy eaters. They eat plenty of vegetables, and salad, and fruit – and enjoy it. But they just can’t seem to shift the extra weight like they once were able to, or gain the extra strength from their workouts like they think they should. Often they’re tired, and feeling…

Getting A Good Night’s Sleep

Sleep is an important physical, mental and regenerative activity. However there are many things that can cause issues with having a good night sleep: such as trouble getting to sleep, waking in the middle of the night, waking early, being unable to get back to sleep after waking. When sleep quality is poor it can…