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Category Archives: Exercise

High-intensity Training – Saving Time

I’m sure most of you will agree when I say that it’s pretty tough trying to fit exercise into our daily routines, but did you know that just 15 minutes of a high-intensity workout could be just as beneficial as an hour’s work of cardio? High-intensity Interval Training (HIIT) involves repeated bursts of intense workouts […]

Which activity level setting should you choose?

Did you know your activity settings play a part in determining your calorie allowance? So it’s important for your weight loss that you set the correct level for you. If you select a level that’s too high, you run the risk of being given too high a calorie allowance which will result in your weight […]

Exercise makes you fat

Exercise makes you fat – is it worth doing at all? ‘Exercise makes you fat’ is just one of the eye catching headlines that have been dominating the papers in recent months, but how true is it? And is being active preventing you losing weight? Rather than downing tools, and giving up your gym membership […]

Ideas for getting the kids active this summer

With the summer holidays upon us, many of us find ourselves with a different daily routine, and even with our best intentions our healthy eating regime can soon start to slip. And then there’s the challenge of keeping children entertained. Many will happily spend inordinate amounts of time playing computer games or watching TV, but […]

Glasgow welcomes the 20th Commonwealth Games

Last week marked the start of the 20th Commonwealth Games since the games started in 1930. The Commonwealth Games are one of the largest sporting events in the world and take place every four years – much like the Olympics! Here at Nutracheck we love it when there is a big sporting event occurring. It […]

England welcomes Le Tour de France

In true northern spirit, what a welcome we gave the Tour de France as the race kicked off in Leeds, followed by stage deux departing from York to Sheffield. And lastly, stage 3 from (not so northern) Cambridge to Londres! Many of the team here at Nutracheck are keen cyclists and enjoy the benefits riding […]

A holiday doesn’t have to negatively impact your fitness and weight loss efforts!

A holiday can be relaxing, restful and physically beneficial at the same time – with a little bit of consideration and preparation. Combining sunbathing, sleeping and socialising with interspersed laps in the pool or walking along the beach, can create an effective calorie balance and help avoid the post-holiday weight gain! Some great holiday options […]

Nutracheck Fitness Expert Kelly Marshall answers your Facebook questions

When it comes to exercise and weight loss, there are so many different theories it’s hard to know if you’re doing the right thing! You posted your burning questions on our Facebook page and we asked Kelly Marshall, Nutracheck’s Fitness Specialist to give her expert advice. Read Kelly’s responses below and start getting fit for […]

Tone up without going near a gym!

With brighter mornings and longer days, it’s a great time of year to get serious about your exercise regime.  Whether your motivation is for a special event, holiday coming up, or generally to improve your health, in my opinion this time of year is certainly a more rewarding time to get yourself in shape. For […]