Healthy Behaviours

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By James Morris Personal Trainer from Chertsey Surrey.     Behaviour: the way in which an animal or person behaves in response to a particular situation or stimulus.   Healthly behaviors are influenced by the social, cultural and physical environments in which we live and work. Health behaviors impact upon individuals’ quality of life, by delaying… Read more »

Making health habitual

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By James Morris Personal Trainer from Chertsey Surrey.     ‘Habits’ are defined as actions that are triggered automatically in response to contextual cues that have been associated with their performance: for example, automatically washing hands (action) after using the toilet (contextual cue). Habits are also cognitively efficient, because the automation of common actions frees mental resources… Read more »

Sugar

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By James Morris Personal Trainer, Chertsey, Surrey.     Most adults and children in the UK eat too much sugar. Cut down by eating fewer sugary foods, such as sweets, cakes and biscuits, and drinking fewer sugary drinks. (NHS Choices. 2016) The kind of sugar we eat too much of is known as “free sugars”. Free… Read more »

Minimum Activity

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Physical activity guideline for adults aged 19-64 years old to healthy.   To stay healthy or to improve health, adults need to do two types of physical activity each week: movement (aerobic) and strength exercises. (NHS Choices. 2016)   To stay healthy, adults aged 19-64 should try to be active daily and should do: at least 150 minutes… Read more »

Meat

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  Meat is a good source of protein, vitamins and minerals in your diet. Meats such as chicken, pork, lamb and beef are all rich in protein. Red meat provides us with iron, and meat is also one of the main sources of vitamin B12. (NHS Choices.2016)   Never eat processed meats eating a lot can raise cholesterol… Read more »