Are you off on holiday soon? Going away for the weekend? Or travelling on business? Do you have a specific goal in mind that you need to stay on track for? While we actually think that holidays are a time for fun, relaxation and even a little indulgence, we get it that for some people they could do without the diversion on a weight loss or specific fitness-related journey …. so, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks for those of you who choose to stick to a restricted-calorie diet but still want to enjoy yourselves!… Read More
Sleep is a biological necessity. It is not optional. For our bodies to survive we need to sleep. And it is equally as important for our brains to get a good night’s sleep. Both our physical and mental health depends on it.
As sleep scientist Dr Allan Rechtschaffen said: “If sleep does not serve an absolutely vital function, then it is the biggest mistake the evolutionary process has ever made.”… Read More
By now, you probably know how important it is to get enough protein in your diet. If you’re in any doubt or would like to read more about the reasons why it’s so super important check out our article 5 Reasons You Should Probably Eat More Protein. Then read on to find out how you can get more protein in your diet with snacks.… Read More
Are you struggling to get started at something you mean to do? Is there something holding you back from taking the first step? This question could apply to many situations in life or to your fitness journey specifically.
Chances are that by now you’ll have heard that protein is a very important part of nutrition. Numerous studies have shown the benefits of consuming protein for health, weight loss and muscle-building goals.
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Why do we need protein?
There is a common misconception that protein is only used for building muscle but protein is actually one of the essential macronutrients needed by the body to function. Its main role is to build and repair muscle but it also plays a crucial role in almost all biological processes.
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Female fat loss can be a confusing and muddy topic. While fat loss is fundamentally about creating an energy imbalance (eating fewer calories than you need) this is easier said than done.
In this guide we want to remove all the confusion, help you understand why fat loss differs slightly for women, and explain how to make the most of these differences to achieve your goals.… Read More
Alcohol plays a part in many people’s lives. Most of us enjoy a drink at the weekend or after a hard day at work but alcohol is often one of the first things that is cut out when starting a weight loss or fat loss programme.
At PP we don’t believe in completely depriving ourselves of the things we enjoy as this will make it way harder to stick to a ‘diet’, so we’re going to look at how you can still enjoy a drink with friends without sabotaging your fitness goals.
We want to take away some of the stigma still attached to the subject of the menopause and provide some clear information about what is going on in a woman’s body during this time of natural transition.
When we are young, we are educated about the menstrual cycle and learn about periods, but we are never told what happens when women reach the point that their periods stop. There is still little information out there about the effects of menopause on the body, what can be expected and what women can do to manage or lessen any symptoms they may experience.
The information available is often unclear or unhelpful, so we hope to break the taboo and provide some clear facts and advice to support women on this journey…. Read More