Health & Fitness

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Choosing the Right Sports Top

Believe it or not, the sports top you wear whilst exercising can make a difference to how you feel after a workout.  Ever completed an hour cardio workout and experienced chafing under the arm? Try to choose clothes that draw sweat away from your skin.  Clothing made...

The Best Sports Bra to Wear

Join the FITMumPlan here: FITMum Plan | Emma Wheeler Fitness During the month of June, here at the FITMumPlan we're going to be looking at different exercise clothing and comparing what's on the market.  To kick us off, we're discussing sports bras.  Before mentioning...

When is the Best Time to Exercise?

Have you joined the FITMumPlan yet,  For £14.99 a month you can have access to a variety of different workouts, recipes and tips. Join here: FITMum Plan | Emma Wheeler Fitness There's confusing messages around the best time to exercise - as soon as you get out of bed,...

Benefits of Holistic Exercise

Join the FITMumPlan for £14.99 a month here: FITMum Plan | Emma Wheeler Fitness Holistic exercise is using different techniques to strengthen and tone the muscular skeletal system whilst encouraging a sense of calm and relaxation.  It is a particularly good form of...

Why Hoola Hooping is the Best Cardio Exercise

Exercise Whilst Being Mum  After having my second son back in February 2019, I was weighing my heaviest (17 stone 12lbs).  I had previously lost weight after having my first son (in 2017), so I knew I could do it once more.  I followed a popular dieting plan and the...

Vitamin B6

If you're feeling tired, make sure you're getting enough Vitamin B6 in the form of bananas, oats, peanuts, pork, chicken and wheatgerm.

Vitamins Explained

A vitamin is a nutrient that is essential for normal health and growth of the body and is required in small quantities.  There are 6 different vitamins, all playing their own unique part in the function of our health. Vitamin C The human body cannot make or store...

The Right Fuel for the Body

This week's blog focusses on macro nutrients and explains how each nutrient is important for the optimal function of the body.  A nutrient is simply a substance that is essential for the maintenance of life and growth.  There are of 3 macro nutrients; carbohydrates,...

Understanding Hunger Pains and Satiety

Understanding hunger pains and satiety is the key to maintaining a healthy weight.  Feeling hungry is one of the worst stressors that exists and it's not only children who feel 'hangry'!  Think of yourself as a burning fire that constantly needs fuelling.  A fire...

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating How often do you sit in front of the television and munch your way through a packet of crisps or box of chocolates.  Or perhaps all too often you inhale your dinner without savouring each mouthful, maybe getting up several times throughout the meal to...

How to Manage Anxiety

Guest Blog from Jane Etty: My first blog about anxiety focused on triggers and how anxiety presents itself. In this blog I want to look in more detail at how to manage anxiety once it becomes a regular occurrence. Certain methods are more effective for different...

April Healthy Bingo Challenge

Are you up for a challenge?  Throughout the whole of April I will be running a 'Healthy Bingo Challenge'.  If you manage to complete all 25 boxes throughout the month you will receive a FITMumPLan Pilates Band and be entered into a prize draw to receive a FIT Kit...

Breathing and Stress

If you are experiencing stress like this on a daily basis, the body adapts its breathing pattern and this fast, shallow breathing becomes the norm.  We become lazy breathers, just breathing in through the upper chest and not using the diaphragm, this muscle then...

Foods that Can Help Relieve Stress

While bouts of stress are difficult to avoid completely; chronic, constant stress can take a serious toll on our lives and have a ripple effect on our families.  There are however some foods that have stress relieving qualities. Swiss chard - magnesium plays an...

All About Anxiety

Guest blog by Jane Etty: Anxiety affects all of us from time to time. Whilst it is natural to have feelings of stress and worry, if these feelings won’t go away this may be a sign that your anxiety is becoming problematic. Anxiety can be described as a feeling of fear...

Stress Induced Unhealthy Habits

Stress induced unhealthy habits: Over eating Not eating Lack of nutritious food Lack of sleep Drinking too much alcohol Drinking too much caffeine Smoking If you're feeling stressed or overwhelmed here are some tips to help: Meditation Go for a walk Practise deep...

How Stress Can Lead to Weight Gain

Last week we discussed how sleep can affect our ability to lose weight, this week I am focusing on how stress can negatively affect our weight in very similar ways.  Feeling stressed out and overwhelmed can happen for a number of reasons; varying from eating the wrong...

How Much Sleep Do We Need?

How Much Sleep Do We Need? Most adults need 7-8 hours of good quality sleep a night.  This may vary depending on how much exercise you have done throughout the day, how physical your job is and how many times you have been up in the night.  How much sleep do children...

What is Sleep Quality?

There is a massive difference between amount of sleep you get and quality of sleep; quality being more important.  Both lack of and poor quality sleep lead to weight gain as well as other health issues.  Following on from my blog on Friday, I found this article from...

The Secrets Of Sleep

Most adults need 7-8 hours of good quality sleep a night to function optimally; it's not about amount of hours, what's more important is the quality of the sleep.  How do you feel when you wake up in the morning?  Do you feel well rested and ready to face the day or...

International Woman’s Day

International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. As Mums, friends, sisters, business leaders and entrepreneurs we need to stand...

International Woman’s Day

For IWD I am running an event #Find15ForMe. By finding just 15 minutes a day to be active, women can make a positive change to their health and wellbeing that will impact them for life. Find 15 minutes every day during tIWDhe week and #choosetochallenge and...

Fitness Training

Fitness Training

Evening everyone. I'm sure you all know that Debbie and I are passionate about exercise and how it can have such a positive impact on our lives. I love the interaction with people at classes and and watching them progress. One aspect of fitness that has had a massive...

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient for your body to help maintain strong and healthy bones by aiding calcium absorption. Often referred to as ‘the sunshine vitamin’ because the sun is one of the best sources of the nutrient and the vitamin is made in the skin. So how...

Tired?

Tired?

I’m tired, are you tired?! It’s sad how quickly the end of summer turns into winter. Having said that, my children love winter, cosying up by the fire, the mammoth count down to Christmas! October arrives and you want to hibernate, eat stodge and procrastinate over...

Emma Wheeler

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