Tag Archives: exercise

The Badass Body Diet by Christmas Abbott

CrossFit star, Christmas Abbott presents another approach to developing the glutes and hips in her book The Badass Body Diet. Out in paperback 18 May 2017.

  • How to choose the essential foods— proteins, fats, and carbohydrates
  • Ways to have a total body workout following a clear, powerful exercise program
  • How to improve your posture and mobility.
  • Steps to enhance overall health
  • How to use diet to target cellulite with workouts

  <—   Read about the book here

The breakthrough diet and workout for a tight body, sexy abs and lean legs.

There was a good article about the diet and Christmas Abbott at PopSugar Fitness.


Joe wicks Cooking for Family and Friends: 100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together

A new book from the @theBodyCoach Joe Wicks – Cooking for Family and Friends at Amazon: 100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together.

Finding it difficult to decide what to cook for friends or family groups?

Joe Wicks #thebodycoach has helped hundreds of thousands of people to transform their bodies and improve their health and feel amazing with his effective workouts and simple recipes.

Joe Wicks @thebodycoach new look as he strips off for Mens Health magazine July 2017

Cooking for Family and Friends is a beautifully photographed collection of Joe’s easy favourites and crowd-pleasers, such as Roast Chicken with Celeriac Mash and Bacon Greens, BBQ Ribs with Dirty Corn, and Tandoori Chicken Thighs with Chapattis. All the recipes are big on flavour and packed with the hero ingredients you need to impress your mates, fuel your workout and burn fat.

This weekend – Get in shape for the summer with @thebodycoach Joe Wicks free in The Mail on Sunday

Due 1 June 2017  buy the new book at Amazon currently you can order a copy for half- price Joe Wicks Cooking for family and friends

Recipe links to Joe Wicks in the Daily Mail:

Daily Mail Joe Wicks – The Body Coach 
Joe Wicks, part two: Chicken & leek gnocchi bake 
Joe Wicks, part two: Lamb madras curry 
Joe Wicks, part two: Banana, rum & raisin ‘ice cream’ 
Joe Wicks, part two: American-style blueberry pancakes
Joe Wicks, part two: Carmela’s spaghetti bolognese 
Joe Wicks, part two: Parma ham, fig & goat’s cheese salad 
Joe Wicks, part two:  Grilled prawn & halloumi salad
Some recipe links at Joe Wicks recipes on Pinterest

So good health – but be careful and note the warnings in each of his books before exercising.

Fitbit and Polar Fitness Watches

A great way to track your everyday activities, using a fitness watch : Fitness watches and  products I use a watch with GPS and can record my walks or runs on Google Maps.

Amazon has a number of ideas by Alice Liveing for healthy eating and exercise plans: Clean eating Alice

Eating correctly is at the centre of good health as is exercise and movement – check out the Superfoods store:

Shona Vertue: The Vertue Method A Stronger Fitter Healthier You in 28 Days

The Vertue Method by Shona Vertue @shonavertue is a new approach, bringing together key components that unite to build a healthy mind and body as featured on This Morning @thismorning

A new book from the accomplished yoga teacher and personal trainer, Shona Vertue -brings a holistic view to health and fitness and the achievement of a new you.

“Shona changed my perspective on Yoga. Working with her made my aches and pains after playing disappear.” David Beckham

Change physically and mentally for a better life by following three key principles – lifting, lengthening and nourishing body and mind. Follow the links to Shona’s website and You Tube for more information while we wait for the book.

To order Shona’s new book – please review The Vertue Method: A stronger, fitter, healthier you – in 28 days the book is now published.

The new book provides:

  • a 28 day food and fitness plan
  • separate workouts for beginners and advanced movers
  • exercises based only a kettle bell and resistance band
  • a flexibility and mobility guides
  • a food plan to match the program.

Videos:

The Vertue Method: A stronger, fitter, healthier you – in 28 days: Shona’s video to give you more information on what to expect from the Vertue Method book and a summary of what to expect.

A good butt workout, see an example of how to use the resistance bands and a kettle bell: Shona’s butt workout on RED

Instagram:

Shona Vertue on Instagram: Shona Vertue (@shona_vertue) • Instagram photos and videos

Twitter:

Shona Vertue on Twitter: Shona Vertue (@ShonaVertue) · Twitter

Vimeo:

Shona Vertue on Vimeo: Watch Shona Vertue – The Vertue Method Online

 

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Some additional health and exercise books currently showing promise:

Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet: My low-carb, stay-happy way to lose weight

The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide: 200 Recipes, Weekly Menus, 4-Week Workout Plan

STRONG Zanna Van Dijk : Over 80 Exercises and 40 Recipes For Achieving A Fit, Healthy and Balanced Body

New – The Food Medic: Dr Hazel Wallace Recipes & Fitness for a Healthier, Happier You

New – Joe wicks Cooking for Family and Friends: 100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together

Joe Wicks – Lean Shape Shift Sustain books for a longer healthier life


Joe Wicks – Lean Shape Shift Sustain books for a longer healthier life

The Body Coach, Joe wicks. Can we apply the Lean Shape Shift Sustain series of guides by Joe Wicks for a longer healthier life?

After a period of reflection, I have been working toward a healthy lifestyle with proper nutrition and health as the basis for enjoying the choice of food we eat.

The basis for a healthy lifestyle is to achieve optimum health, a happy and productive life for when we are young and into our later years.

When we are young we don’t worry (or know much about) the effects of ageing. Pains,  aches and gradual wear – that can cause serious disease – is not something younger people normally have to concern themselves about.

So as I get older the need to avoid the usual ‘wear and tear’ of daily life, knowing how to help to repair my body, keep well and have an enjoyable life is something worth making changes to achieve.

Nothing comes easily in this regard and we need to research, plan and act on a lifestyle that will help us achieve these goals. However it is worth it.

Where to start?

One very popular and trend setting ‘guru’ is Joe Wicks. He suggests a combination of meals and exercises to help you attain a healthy body. For really good videos on You Tube see The Body Coach.

An example of the delicious food: Banana and chocolate overnight oats / The Body Coach Blog

Joe Wicks @thebodycoach new look as he strips off for Mens Health magazine July 2017

Joe guides us on how to remove fat and increase our lean muscle. Joe Wicks’ book series includes a number of different health guides:

Lean: Lean in 15: 15-Minute Meals and Workouts to Keep You Lean and Healthy

Sustain Plan: Lean in 15 – The Sustain Plan: 15 Minute Meals and Workouts to Get You Lean for Life

Shift Plan: Lean in 15 – The Shift Plan: 15 Minute Meals and Workouts to Keep You Lean and Healthy

Shape Plan: Lean in 15 – The Shape Plan: 15 Minute Meals With Workouts to Build a Strong, Lean Body

JOE WICKS NEW BOOK

Joe wicks Cooking for Family and Friends: 100 Lean Recipes to Enjoy Together

Previous Joe Wicks blog

Before setting out on a plan such as Joe Wicks provides, please ensure that you are able to cope with the exercises and able to make the food choice changes required.

However without seeing food from a different perspective – we cannot and will not make the changes necessary for good health. Without realising it, what we eat is deeply ingrained in each of us. We tend to eat what we like – as opposed to what is good for us.

Small changes in the choice and combination of foods combined with the correct exercise can provide significant health benefits.

I will continue a series on health, food and exercise over the next few blogs.

Some additional health and exercise books currently showing promise:

Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet: My low-carb, stay-happy way to lose weight

The Bikini Body 28-Day Healthy Eating & Lifestyle Guide: 200 Recipes, Weekly Menus, 4-Week Workout Plan

STRONG: Over 80 Exercises and 40 Recipes For Achieving A Fit, Healthy and Balanced Body

Coming in May 2017: The Food Medic: Recipes & Fitness for a Healthier, Happier You

Coming in June 2017 The Vertue Method: A stronger, fitter, healthier you – in 28 days

See my review of the excellent Shona Vertue book when available:

Remember you heard about Shona here…..