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What does health mean to me? I think this question is very important in the line of work I do. I preach health and I know that is what all my clients are looking for The question is what does being healthy mean and how do we achieve it long term? [gallery ids="8941,8942,8938"] How to be healthy Be active. Your body needs using so move it - walk, cycle, dance, run, skip, jump. do cart wheels, anything that uses your muscles. Eat nutritious food. Feed your brain/body well, food is your fuel, it is where you get your nutrients from, it's what we need to be able to move, think, grow, build our immune, everything. Sleep well. Quality sleep is so important, this will help your mental and physical being. Manage stress. Learn how stress affects you and how you can deal with

If you’re like me you will have been super good all week with your nutrition only to let it all go at the weekend. If we let our guard down completely at the weekend we can end up undoing all the good work we have done in the week. I know we always say about an 80/20 split with healthy eating but what does that actually mean. It doesn’t mean eat well Monday - Friday afternoon and then go nuts Friday evening to Sunday. Here are my top tips to keep your progress moving forward: Stick to a healthy breakfast. High protein with good fats for example - scrambled eggs and salmon or avocado with grilled mushroom & tomatoes. If you’re going out for lunch then make sure your evening meal is light and homemade or vice verser if you’re out for dinner.

The one thing I have noticed for myself and whilst working with my Cambridge Personal Training clients is that happiness and relaxation is key to being healthy and maintaining positive changes. I think it is important to find out what makes you happy, what you truly enjoy, what your passions are and make sure they are a staple in your weekly/monthly/yearly planning. For me it is being around like minded people who I find interesting to talk to, who challenge me and also who I can have a giggle with. Laughing is so good for us and we should make sure we have a good giggle daily. I also love being outside. I like to be moving, I like to take in the fresh air and at the moment the sunshine. Getting outside as much as you can is needed on a daily