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…

A Big Dose of Empathy

Empathy can be defined as “…the ability to understand and share the feelings of another” and is one of the cornerstones of generating rapport with clients/ patients. Most of us think we can empathize with someone when they talk about their constant pain, or lack of confidence in a specific joint or their worry about…

Exercise, muscle soreness and growth

Delayed onset muscle soreness (often referred to as (DOMS) is bought about by damage to muscle tissue. It is primarily caused by eccentric exercise as is often seen in resistance training, where the muscles are lengthened under tension. During this exercise, the ‘braking’ forces produce small micro tears in the muscle tissue which results in…