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.
Search our healthy lifestyle articles
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
At the food conference I attended over the weekend the big ‘Real Food’ takeaway was that globally we are increasingly deficient of magnesium, one of our seven essential macro-minerals.read more
Food evaluation is changing with eco-nutrition encompassing a far wider concept of food for better health. Our Registered Dietitian, Cara Rosenbloom, explains how food choices can combine personal health and the welfare of the planet.read more
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 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.