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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Osteoarthritis causes pain to millions of sufferers around the world; new research suggests how by changing their diet they may gain relief.read more
Many of us struggle with emotional eating. Ian Thomas RD offers some critical insights into this complex issue, plus tips to help break the cycle, and strategies to help you cope.read more
No matter our age, we need to maintain muscle for a whole host of reasons. As we get older our muscles can deteriorate, so for health and a better quality of life maintaining as much muscle as possible is essential.read more
Further reasons to reduce consumption of ubiquitous but increasingly contentious foods such as processed meats, sugary drinks and refined grains, plus tips to get onto a better path.read more
The merits of a healthy diet based on whole, unprocessed foods can disappear if the desire to ‘eat clean’ becomes obsessive and the list of foods avoided becomes strict and too severe.read more
Diet and exercise make a big difference to our biological versus our chronological age. Join the sixty-year-olds with a biological age closer to a forty-year-old, rather than vice versa…read more
With mounting scientific evidence in 2018 that heavily processed food can make us sick, in our first survey the public calls for clearer warnings on such products, while Chile shows the way…read more
In England health inequalities are growing, with bigger inequalities the poorer you are. Additional resources for education and preventative measures in deprived areas would transform lives and be beneficial for society and the economy.read more
Posture isn’t a topic people take seriously until back pain strikes. With deskwork and modern lifestyles increasing the risk of spinal kyphosis, consider the causes, consequences and some remedies.read more
Weight managment concerns us all. For weight watchers looking for a better way, some tips on how to adopt food fixing, to better manage weight and gain wider health benefits.read more
Our Registered Dietician, Cara Rosenbloom, gives 25+ tips explaining why healthy eating can be quick, convenient and offer great value.read more
Muscular balance and symmetry is not just about vanity. Focusing on our weaknesses rather than our strengths also plays an important role in improving health and reducing injury risk.read more
Carbohydrates are far more complex than many of us realise, but a long overdue backlash against sugar risks demonising a whole host of foods simply because they contain ‘carbs’.read more
For anyone focused on weight management one of the protocols most recommended by Registered Dietitians is keeping a food diary. The reason? Academic research proves they work.read more
Body tempering is the use of weight and compression to disperse tight muscles and tissues to help restore normal range and movement to muscles and joints. The ‘pain pill’ delivers results.read more
When it comes to weight management or eating for better health, calories can’t be counted on to deliver the information we need and fall short of delivering sustainable results.read more
Frequent travelling can play havoc with wellness, particularly if it is for business. Trips can include business breakfasts, lunches and dinners never mind meetings with coffee and biscuits in between. Some tips how to stay healthy.read more
Our mind is one of our most precious possessions, so with mounting evidence suggesting that exercise can boost cognitive faculties and protect against dementia, get moving.read more
Food: sometimes it feels as if we have forgotten its main role of sustenance and keeping us healthy. While mindless munching can be fun, it shouldn’t replace mindful eating.read more
Smarter eating is not only about reconnecting with real food, as the cooking process also makes a big difference to flavour and nutrition. Some dos and don’ts!read more
Physical inactivity has a major health impact globally, yet whether you are already a gym fanatic or a winter couch potato, just walking can bring great health rewards.read more
When it comes to weight management, calories dominate our thinking, yet research has long proven that food is much more than calories and weight management is more than just counting them.read more
When it comes to aggression or depression, fitness or fatness, weight management or mood management, insulin management is key.read more
If you struggle with weight management, it pays to ensure your environment isn’t setting you up to fail. Registered Dietitian Ian Thomas provides some tips to help make it easier to develop new eating habits.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.