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Should you do squats while pregnant? Optimum Health

Should you do squats while pregnant?

Should I squat when pregnant? I got asked this question recently by a pregnant lady, wanting to do all the right things: maintaining strength and mobility through pregnancy, doing her…

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Selfish health benefits Optimum Health

Selfish health benefits

I felt a bit guilty earlier this afternoon…. I asked my husband (whose own ‘to do’ list is taller than he is at the mo) to collect the children from…

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Is your issue with your weight like dirt in your house? Optimum Health

Is your issue with your weight like dirt in your house?

“You have to see the dirt in order to clean the house” ^^^ I read this recently* and it resounded enough with me to write it out on a post-it…

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Back to school Optimum Health

Back to school

Well, that’s it then. The summer hols are officially over as schools go back for us today. Some parents may be cheering, others may be a bit more reticent. Either…

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Say what you mean Optimum Health

Say what you mean

Buckle your seatbelts and grab a brew as this is a long one….. “Say what you mean” is a simple phrase that can be taken in a number of different…

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(Portion) Size Matters! Optimum Health

(Portion) Size Matters!

Size is everything! Yesterday morning, my boys learnt a valuable lesson. They wanted to get themselves breakfast and, after an exhausting week, I thought “Why not!” Well actually there were…

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Should I train when I’m pregnant? Optimum Health

Should I train when I’m pregnant?

Women today are under even more pressure than ever to maintain their fitness and especially their figure through and after pregnancy.   This is often with complete disregard for what…

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Hot training! Optimum Health

Hot training!

We recently experienced quite a heat wave across the country. How does this affect you if you train regularly or are ‘back on’ your fitness regime? Here are my top…

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Are you missing out on this magic lotion? Optimum Health

Are you missing out on this magic lotion?

Motion is lotion ^^^ This phrase came up when I was talking to a fellow coach the other day and it is so true. I’ve posted before about how I…

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Confessions of a Secret Biscuit Eater Optimum Health

Confessions of a Secret Biscuit Eater

Confession time…. I have become a secret biscuit eater…. So secret in fact, that I hadn’t realised I was doing it! A few pounds have crept on over recent weeks…

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