What are BCAAs and why do we need them? Branch Chain Amino Acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids (leucine, isoleucine and valine) which play a critical role in maintaining muscle mass. They occur naturally in protein but cannot be produced by the body and must therefore come from your diet.
Squats during pregnancy: why squat when pregnant... Squats are a hugely beneficial exercise to perform throughout pregnancy and can be continued right up to birth. TFR director Yasmin has trained countless women throughout their pregnancies, including herself up to days before giving birth. Here are 3 of her top reasons for squatting when pregnant...
Should Women Weight Train? Cardio rooms, HIIT classes and running groups across the world used to be full of women avoiding resistance training for the fear of “getting too bulky” or looking “masculine”. Trust us, if it was that easy to build muscle, supplement companies would be struggling to make ends meet! The idea
Starting Fresh This January 2021... Here are 4 simple steps to follow to help you stay on track with your goals this year: 1) SET AN ALARM It’s easy to slip into bad habits if you’re not having to get up early for your normal commute, but maintaining a consistent wake up time helps
If you’ve eaten all the mince pies, Christmas pudding & cheese that your body can take; it’s time for a little greenery! Our healthy Tabbouleh recipe is the perfect antidote to Christmas excess; it’s fresh and tasty, packed with nutrients, and makes a perfect side dish to leftover turkey. Ingredients: - 2 large bunches
Baked Sausage, Gnocchi & Brussels Sprouts Recipe Love them or hate them, it’s that time of year that you can’t escape from brussels sprouts; and since they’re packed full of fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, why not give them another chance in this super-simple tray bake that’s delicious and comforting on a cold winter’s
Why is food tracking useful when working towards improved body composition? Food’s nutrition labels generally break down macro information per 100g but, since serving sizes aren’t always intuitive, that doesn’t really help us know how much we’re eating. That’s why using a food diary is a great way to understand your food and drink
As more people move away from eating meat, it's important to understand how to still achieve adequate daily protein levels for optimum health. The key to getting enough protein as a vegetarian, or vegan, is to know your options. Obviously these are reduced but it’s still more than possible; it just requires a little
If you found that your activity levels decreased substantially during lockdown, you’re not alone. Studies in the UK have shown step counts are down 50% as a result of not doing our daily commute or leaving the house as much as before. Our daily movement plays a huge role in our physical and mental
Healthy Chicken Nuggets Recipe... As the nights draw in a little earlier and a lot cooler, we all start craving some heartier meals at dinner time. But that doesn't have to mean unhealthy. These homemade chicken nuggets use a combination of breadcrumbs and milled seeds for the coating so they're packed full of nutrients.