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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Counting isn’t the issue with eating 2, 5, 7 or 9 portions of fruit and veg a day – it’s making space in your diet for these foods. 9 top tips how to eat 9 a day.read more
Replacing meat and poultry with nuts, seeds and beans is becoming increasingly popular. Registered Dietician, Cara Rosenbloom, shares the secret to making delicious meals with ease.read more
Who isn’t busy these days? Top tips to provide an edge and ensure you can always make daily exercise just routine.read more
Healthy ageing can be defined in many ways, but at its core it’s mostly about slowing the ageing process. 3 lessons for smarter ageing that will last a lifetime.read more
Professor Julie Byles of ALSWH shared her unique insights into Australian women’s health and healthy ageing in London this week. A report on the big takeaways…read more
There are many reasons to consult a Personal Trainer. Registered Master Trainer, Alex Allen, provides some tips on choosing the right one, whatever your fitness level, age or experience.read more
Summertime is on its way, when fresh delicious seasonal fruits and vegetables are abundant, and prices are low. There is no more opportune time to change eating habits for the better.read more
Are you time short but still keen to cook to improve eating habits? Quick and simple tips to serve a delicious home-cooked meal in under 20 minutes from Cara Rosenbloom, RD.read more
No matter our fitness level, we all can benefit from regularly checking our overall condition, while as we age a checklist can help alert us to tell-tale signs that will impact our quality of life.read more
When it comes to weight management, smarter eating is the best path to sustainable results, while also delivering the prospect of better health.read more
Last weekend, at a session at Experimental Biology 2018, artificial sweeteners, meant to help reduce sugar consumption, were linked to diabetes and obesity.read more
We can all shy away from dealing with things we find hard, but in our fitness journey working on our weaknesses will bring rewards as we turn them into strengths.read more
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
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.