A healthy lifestyle has no targets just routine
Welcome to the junction of food, exercise and rest for better health.
No Targets Just Routine® simplifies this complex and often confusing world to show how to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
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It is a scientific fact that exercise is good for our health, yet modern lifestyles have made it more essential in the face of rising rates of metabolic syndrome.read more
Major studies released over the past few weeks emphasise the importance of cutting down on processed food and eating more real food. Some tips to help get you started.read more
A deeper scientific understanding of how vital sleep is to our wellbeing suggests it is not just one of the three pillars of good health, alongside diet and exercise, but the foundation upon which the other two rest.read more
Volume, frequency and intensity are the three main variables governing every training programme or training cycle. The right combination can make all the difference.read more
Vitamins are vital and real food is the best way to absorb the nutrients we need. This is just one of the many reasons what we choose to eat is so important.read more
Major financial institutions are beginning to focus on the problems of sickness in middle age and the implications for the health and wealth of individuals and nations. Why and how you can take the initiative.read more
Many people fear exercise, even the idea of it, yet with just a little practice exercise can be liberating, with a new and more invigorated life suddenly becoming possible.read more
Can you see your way to eating more carrots? Great for the eyes, they also set the gold standard for beta-carotene, critical for boosting your vitamin A.read more
February is the month to take stock of New Year healthy lifestyle resolutions. If they haven’t taken hold, it’s time for a new plan. Our Registered Dietitian, Cara Rosenbloom, offers some SMART solutions.read more
Looking to raise your game in the fitness stakes? Speed play – aka Fartlek training – can provide faster and more efficient results.read more
Poor nutrition can contribute to serious and often unappreciated consequences, yet many of us still lack the most basic information to make informed choices.read more
Some say about a quarter of what we eat is good for us, three quarters is good for Big Food and Pharma. I say we need to work on this ratio.read more
Do you have what it takes to build the sexiest muscle in the human body? Take the “Tush Test” and find out what you need to do.read more
Cast calories from your mind and stop worrying about weight loss for just a moment. Instead consider the case for eating more real food to achieve your goals.read more
A New Year means new tastes to experience. Try adding one of these nutritious ingredients into the mix, hand selected by our Registered Dietitian, Cara Rosenbloom.read more
The importance of stretching can be underestimated or even ignored, but flexibility is one of the most important pillars of fitness, so when we stretch can make a big difference.read more
If weight management is your goal this January, simply eating a colourful variety of foods can help, while also contributing to physical and emotional wellbeing on the way to establishing healthier eating habits.read more
The bacteria that live inside our guts contribute to all aspects of human health, but the diversity of bacteria is falling and our risk of disease is increasing. What can we do to reverse this?read more
What’s the best time of day to exercise is a topic that seems to stir up controversy amongst many gym rats and bunnies, but the answer is straightforward.read more
In recent years intuitive eating or the “non-diet diet” has grown in popularity. Our new contributor, Ian Thomas BSc RD, explains the concept.read more
Too often our New Year resolutions set us up to fail, but just a little self-examination, pre-planning and organisation can help us overcome the hurdles.read more
Four essential compound exercises can provide a full body development workout that will benefit anyone setting out on a new 2018 exercise routine.read more
Filling up on ultra-processed foods leaves little room in our diet for healthier options and can lead to our bodies lacking the nutrients we need.read more
Happiness is real food shared with loved ones, so let’s all do some sharing this Christmas. Seasonal favourites with a serving of thanks to our readers…read more
The No Targets Trinity
#1 Eat Smart
Eat real foods. Supersize on fruit and vegetables. Include a generous amount of fibre, legumes and healthy fats in your routine nutrition as well as a daily probiotic. Switch to 100% whole grain carbohydrates. Keep protein lean and eat red meat in moderation. Take the time to read labels on highly processed food, but avoid if possible. Eat real foods instead. Give cooking a try, it can be fun. Don’t be afraid to allow yourself a small amount of food you crave – more than a taste, but less than a portion. Make eating real food Just Routine.
#2 Exercise Daily
Exercise regularly. Exercise is the silver bullet for a better quality of life. To be fit and healthy you need to move. There is no right or wrong type of exercise and no right or wrong time of day or time of life for exercise. Make exercise non-negotiable and alternate between exercises each time you work out. Lift weights at least twice a week to develop better control of your body. Make daily exercise Just Routine.
#3 Sleep Sound
Get a good night’s sleep. Sleep is vital for health and should never be overlooked in a healthy lifestyle. Daytime exercise and bright light exposure will promote a regular circadian rhythm for melatonin production, an important hormone necessary for a good night’s sleep and the only known antioxidant in nature that can protect all parts of a cell. Make sound sleep Just Routine.