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COPD – Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

As a personal trainer in London I come across a wide range of health conditions in my clients. It’s hardly surprising that in a big capital city with high levels of air pollution, COPD is a common condition among Londoners with existing lung problems. What is COPD? COPD is an umbrella term for a range […]

Vitamin D and Magnesium

As a nutrition coach, I recommend my clients consume plenty of foods rich in vitamin D and magnesium. Here’s why. Vitamin D Vitamin D plays several valuable roles in the body. It contributes to a strong immune system, it contributes to heart health, and it also ensures bone-strength by helping get calcium into the bones […]

Lifestyle – the key to managing Type 2 Diabetes (T2D)

Type 2 diabetes is a complex condition, but considering the bond between diet, lifestyle, weight and glycaemic control, everyone with an expanded waist should understand the basics of how lifestyle can control or even avoid or reverse most cases of T2D. In a nutshell, T2D is a condition in which sugar in the blood is […]

Book Review: Weight Wisdom: A Lighter Way of Thinking by Alan Jackson MSc

As a personal trainer in London I’m an avid reader of books on weight-loss, exercise and healthy lifestyle. Weight Wisdom is one of the most comprehensive and readable books I’ve read on the subject of losing excess body-fat and maintaining a healthy weight. Alan Jackson takes you on a journey of self-discovery by encouraging you […]

ATP World Top 5 Tennis Players & their Coaches

As well as a personal trainer in London, I’m a big fan of tennis, both to play and to watch. I love following the fortunes of the world’s top ten, and there’s been a lot of ‘changing of the guard’ in the last couple of years, with the retirement of Roger Federer, the near-retirement of […]

Is Coffee Good for You or Bad for You?

Caffeine, the psycho-active stimulant in coffee, is the most popular drug in the world. Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Coffee beans are the second most traded commodity globally, after oil. The world’s three biggest producers are Brazil, followed by Vietnam and Colombia. The biggest consumer of coffee is the […]

Tennis Injuries and How to Prevent Them: Eye Injuries

As a personal trainer in London, I’m always encouraging my clients to get more active in-between our PT sessions. One popular sport in London is tennis, but unfortunately it is not risk-free. This blog post is the first in a series on the subject of tennis injuries. Prepare yourself for an eye-watering read! Eye Injuries […]

Full Blood Count Explained

As a personal trainer in London, I recommend my clients to get a comprehensive blood test done once a year, including the full blood count. If you are part of a private health insurance scheme, you may get an annual health-check as part of the package. The full blood count covers red blood cells, white […]

The Dangers of Too Much Cardio Exercise

Cardiovascular exercise is an important part of your overall exercise regime, but some people take it to extremes, which can harm your health and wellbeing in the long run. As a personal trainer in London, I encourage my clients to strike a balance between cardio exercise, resistance exercise, and exercises for agility and flexibility. How […]