Posts in Fitness
Why Is Smoking Still So Big in Europe? Come On It's Time To Kick The Habit

At 22, I moved to Bermuda and really didn't witness much smoking at all (plenty of drinking though, they don't call it 65,000 alcoholics clinging to a rock for nothing) so when I returned to the U.K. again the smoking level seemed pretty low and most of the clients I came across who did smoke were in the process of quitting. However, I then moved to Amsterdam six months later and was shocked to see the level of smoking in the city (I'm talking cigarettes not other legal substances you can smoke in the Netherlands). There are still so many young people here who think smoking is trendy and you can tell many of them are doing it to fit in. Amsterdam is a very sociable city and it's common to go for a drink with friends or colleagues in the evenings. Most people just step outside onto the street to smoke. So if you are walking home through the canals, like me most days, you are often subjected to inhaling clouds of smoke on the way.

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TOP 10: Things You Need To Know About Your Own Health.

After working in health-care for over ten years, I am still always surprised by how few people actually know the basics about their own health. Much of this information can be found out easily with no cost, but still most clients who walk through my door have no idea of simple aspects of their health, such as how much they weigh or their resting heart rate. 

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Bloggers Back: The Back Pain Epidemic

'Bloggers Back', otherwise known as 'Text Neck' are keeping physiotherapists in business but the full scale of the problem is not yet known. The terms are used to describe neck or back pain sustained from looking down at your phone, iPad or laptop screen too frequently or for too long. These repetitive activities done every day can wear down the spine, however often people don't develop serious problems until much further down the line.

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Are You Wearing Green Underwear?

I recently came across this eco-friendly clothing brand from the Netherlands. Saint Basics sell stylish eco basics which are free from toxins and chemicals and are made ethically and sustainably. I tried some of their products made from eucalyptus wood, a first for me and they felt super comfy and soft. They also use organic cotton and Tencel in other garments. Their cotton products are certified according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and their eucalyptus products are made in the same chain and are OEKO-TEX certified.

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The Advantages of choosing an Online Health Coach

We live in a world where time is money. So why waste time traveling to an appointment when you don't have to? I find I actually get better results from the clients I coach online vs those I coach face to face. Sometimes people think the online coaching lacks the personal touch but I couldn't disagree more. Normally when starting with a new client, the first session may be a video call rather than voice call. This is so that the client has an opportunity to see me in person rather than just hear a voice. With subsequent sessions I tend to prefer to keep them to voice calls only, but it is really up to the client and their wishes, I'm happy with either.

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Why Hiring A Health Coach Can Actually Save You Money

Are you dreaming of your next vacation but are wondering how to afford it? Maybe I can give you some tips to help. We all have a lot of out goings for things like rent, mortgages, pension, health insurance, life insurance, travel insurance, car insurance, council taxes..the list is endless. Let's look at health insurance and life insurance a bit more (my U.K followers count yourself lucky you still have the somewhat functioning NHS).

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When was your last eye test? Why not visit bckspace for all your eyewear needs.

I have to confess it had been a long time since I had been for an eye test. My last one was in 2009 when I was having some dryness of the eyes when at work. So eight years later it's well over due. I headed a few doors down the street from where I work on Herenstraat, Amsterdam to meet with the owner of bckspace, and get my eyes professionally tested.

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