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Sugary Fitness Drinks

Question: “After a gym session I re-hydrate with a fitness drink which has quite a bit of sugar in it. But now all the research is saying sugar is the enemy. What should I be drinking?”

Answer: It is a bitter pill to swallow since we are all so

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Put on weight since university?

Question: “I have put on a weight since I started university thanks to my student diet of pasta bakes and alcohol. I don’t want to become a calorie counter but how can I get fast weight loss results?”

Answer: A lot of students gain weight and you

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Superfoods, can they aid weight loss?

Will so-called superfoods, like blueberries, pomegranate and goji berry help me lose weight?


Experts disagree over the validity of the superfood tag, though many of these foods are natural berries and nuts and it is a good idea to include lots of

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How to strengthen your neck muscles

Question: “I love cycling but it is starting to give me neck pain. What can I do to strengthen my neck muscles?”

Answer: Cycling is great exercise but you do need to use a bike which is the right frame size for you and with the seat at the right

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Which exercise class should I take?

Which exercise class should I take to achieve a long, lean look?

Pilates is ideal for lengthening the muscle and you’d be surprised how effective daily stretching is too, for improving the posture, flexibility and mobility.

Pilates has been around

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Losing Fat

I can’t get rid of the pocket of fat below my belly button no matter how much I train. What am I doing wrong?

If you are carrying extra weight it will sit around your waist and stomach and mask the muscles underneath. So think about adjusting your

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Strong Bones

What kind of exercises can I do to keep my bones strong?

Many people exercise regularly to keep their weight in check and their muscles defined, but of course exercise can do so much more for our bodies and minds. Regular exercise can boost our

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Lunch Break Workouts

I am a regular at the gym in my lunch breaks but I don’t work as hard as I should. What class would you recommend to get me sweating, but to leave me time to freshen up afterwards?

If you can come to Simply Gym on your lunch breaks you should join

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Wine and Weightloss

How bad are a few glasses of wine a week for my weight loss plans?

Alcohol delivers nothing in terms of nutritional value, it is calorific and, as we all know, one can easily lead to two and three. So drinking can easily unpick your good intentions.

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Is Clean Eating Achievable?

What is clean eating and is it achievable for a ‘normal’ person with a busy lifestyle?

Clean eating has become a bit of a buzz phrase but it isn’t faddish – it is basically just sensible, healthy eating which is achievable for most people

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