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DOMS is common and it can affect you from 24-72 hours after your workout. Many people who aren't familiar with it, will tend to think they have injured themselves, so having another workout wouldn't even cross their mind. DOMS is not an injury, but it can easily feel like one. If you injure yourself in the gym, doing a bench press for example (lifting too heavy, torn a pec) you will instantly feel it, you wouldn't carry on with your session and then find out you've torn your pec 48 hours later (unless it’s a very minor tear, rather than...

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AVOID THE MIDDLE ISLES With supermarkets, most people will shop through them by going down each isle. A large section of the store (mainly the middle third isles) will be full of unhealthy, processed, sugary and just poor foods and drink. As those isles have the most 'traffic', those are the most popular foods and drinks that are bought. They also advertise unhealthy foods throughout the supermarket far more than they do with healthy foods. Stick to the outside isles - that's where you'll find vegetables, fruit, fish and meats. HAVE A LIST Many will think of having a shopping...

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Working from home can easily increase your weight – not having to wake up at the same time as if you went to work every day, have access to your fridge, freezer and cupboards whenever you like, can drink what you like, can sit on the sofa in front of the TV ‘working’, the list goes on. So how can you stay fit and healthy? 1) SEPARATE YOUR WORK SPACE Do not work on your sofa, period. Set up a home office, somewhere you can focus and concentrate without the distractions of the TV and kitchen. The living room is...

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AN HONEST & PROFESSIONAL OPINION Being a nutritionist, I prefer to get as many nutrients from food as possible and always recommend to my clients and others to do the same. Supplements are there to do just that, to ‘supplement’ your diet, not to replace it. DO I TAKE ANY SUPPLEMENTS? I certainly do, and I’m also privileged to be sponsored by Hench Nutrition, but I don't rely on them alone. I’ll quickly tell you what I'm currently using - a 100% whey protein (Pro Expert), a casein protein (Drip-Feed Casein), a post-workout protein (Pro Active Whey), a pre-workout drink...

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There is one culprit that I always hear and read about that affects sleep, and that’s technology. It's unbelievably common for people to watch TV, use their computer, tablet or phone before they want to go to sleep. The one issue with this is that screens affect your eyes and mind and can cause you to have an unbalanced sleep. Apple recently rolled out a screen update called ‘night shift’, which turns the screen colour to a warmer tone, therefore being easier on the eyes at night. The fact that such a large company such as Apple felt the need...

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