Smoothies

Smoothies are big business. First they were an indulgent way to get a couple of your five-a-day, then a high-end gym staple and now ubiquitous.  But while enterprising supermarkets and juice bars are engaged in an arms-race of flavour combinations – mango and mint is surprisingly good – are...
Update: Registrations for this event have now closed  Mornings, let’s be honest, can be a struggle. As the darkness closes in there’s a very real danger of all your plans about meditation/chin-ups/fancy omelettes falling away when faced with the lure of a lie-in. Shh, it’s OK. We know, the...
For many people the first step towards a more mindful approach to their everyday life is to switch off their smartphone, thus blocking the incessant stream of notifications and the stress they create. However, that would actually be a disservice to the marvels of modern technology, which include...

The 20 Best Fat-Burning Foods

Here’s the reality: it doesn’t matter how hard you train in the gym if you don’t put the same time, effort and focus into what you do in the kitchen. The old saying that “you can’t out-train a bad diet” is something of a cliché, but like many...
You’ve always been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. You know it’s unskippable if you want to be productive at any point before lunch. However, you’re a busy guy, you need to get to the office, get things done: merge, acquire, share stocks...
Not all addictions are hugely self-destructive ones like narcotics or smoking. Many of us are constantly craving something, whether it’s a bet, unhealthy food or just that buzz when one of our social media posts gets liked. And when this becomes a habit, it can affect our productivity,...
There are only three downsides to burritos, which are generally agreed to be the very best of workday lunches. The first is that they are expensive, especially if you are suckered into adding guacamole by the cheery demeanour of the person serving you. Second, they can be a...
Running becomes a very different proposition when you cross the 90-minute mark. Instead of stepping out the door with the bare essentials and the freedom to run wherever you like, you need to plan your nutrition and tailor your route to include stops for refuelling. Planning your nutrition for...
Protein is so much more convenient these days. Where once gym-goers had to tuck into a couple of rotisserie chickens to refuel their muscles after a hefty workout, they can now mix up a protein shake or, more convenient still, tuck into a protein bar. Protein bars are now...
1. Don’t suppress your rage It’s crucial to recognise that anger is a perfectly normal human emotion, and suppressing your rage can have far-reaching negative health impacts including anxiety, depression and physical damage to your heart, according to the British Journal Of Health Psychology. That said, moderation is essential because...