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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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
December 25 will see this native bird of the USA and Mexico the centrepiece of many a Christmas dinner, but there are reasons to eat it throughout the year…read more
With the festive season now upon us, inevitably raising the 2018 fitness challenge bar, it’s time to learn the snowball secret to fitness…read more
Five-a-day or ten-a-day, dieticians and nutritionists agree we should eat more fruit and vegetables. Cranberries fit the bill, being ‘berry’ good for health…read more
Make food, glorious food, magical food, wonderful food, marvellous food, beautiful food, glorious real food the centre of your festive celebrations…read more
‘Tis the season for festive fun and a great excuse for the desk bound to start moving and begin to work up some exercise routines for the New Year…read more
Christmas sees Brussels sprouts making their way onto our plates. As one of the healthiest vegetables we can eat, they should be a more regular addition…read more
The No Targets team attended last week’s Food Matters Live at ExCel London. These were our top healthy takeaways and highlights from the event…read more
Breathing is so essential to life it’s instinctive to human kind, but becoming conscious of how we breathe can bring health and fitness benefits…read more
Believed to be the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden, the high antioxidant content of pomegranates means their consumption should rather be actively encouraged…read more
Staying in control of your grocery shopping is harder than you think. Tips to defeat some tricks of grocery store science from the moment you enter a store.read more
A quick and easy way to boost nutrients in any meal, this winter vegetable has a popular following all around the world. If it’s new to you, give it a try…read more
When it comes to our health, what we eat is one of our most important daily decisions. Yet it’s easy to start eating for nutrition as well as taste…read more
Fabulous for fat burning, improving bone density, reflexes, muscular endurance, maintaining a healthy weight and weight loss – skip your way to fitness.read more
Mushrooms are used to being in the dark, but it’s high time their nutritional secrets and tasty versatility come under the spotlightread more
Can we nudge people into making better food choices? A study published in The Lancet last year got me thinking as I was developing Just Routine App…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.