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Understanding Protein

Published on 17th Oct 2019 at 10:06 by New You

In the past there have been multiple warnings about protein-rich diets with suggestions that they may lead to kidney problems, increase the risk of heart disease and even cause cancer - these claims are unfounded.

In actual fact having a protein-rich diet can profoundly impact the body in a number of positive and different ways. It can contribute towards reducing blood pressure, enabling weight loss, increasing metabolism, maintaining and building muscle tissue, increasing satiety(fullness), boosting the immune system and enhancing bone health.

New Year, New You, Can you start by changing just 1% of what you do?

Published on 3rd Jan 2018 at 13:16 by Dr Heather McKee

"That’s it, I’m giving up alcohol/smoking/chocolate/[insert whatever it is you feel you’ve overindulged in here]".

Following Christmas, many of us feel driven to make drastic changes and ambitious goals in retribution for our December indulgences. Whilst our motivation is in the right place, these goals tend to put us under unnecessary pressure where we feel we have to make all of the positive changes at once and do them perfectly without any slip-ups, otherwise, it’s all been in vain.

This isn’t effective and frankly, it’s not an enjoyable way to live your life. This cycle of crime (overindulging) and then punishment (restriction and deprivation) is just too hard to maintain both physically and mentally.

Special Populations, Ageing and Diseases

Published on 29th Dec 2017 at 09:09 by New You

Fitness is the path wherein all people, regardless of their previous physical state can find that movement helps them to feel more energetic and pain-free.

According to the CSO (Central Statistics Office Ireland,) life expectancy for the average Irish male is 78.3 years and female is 82.7. Since the first average was calculated in 1926 this represents a staggering increase of 36.4% for men and 42.8% for women. What’s more is that it has risen nearly 2% in the last ten years! This means that as we live longer more people will have a heightened interest in maintaining their quality of life.

Preparing for Surgery

Published on 22nd Dec 2017 at 19:00 by New You

No matter who you are, minor and major surgeries can be daunting. We worry about the pain involved, how long the recovery will take, potential weight gain due to inactivity and whether physical life will ever resume as normal. The great part about the era we live in, however, is that many doctors are quite forward thinking and believe that training the rest of the body as well as keeping the injured area as strong as possible, promotes the successful all around healing of the person.

5 Evidence Based Tips to Help You Weather the Christmas Period and Keep on Track with Your Health Goals

Published on 15th Dec 2017 at 10:45 by Dr Heather McKee

As soon as January rolls around you feel as if you have this huge mountain to climb. It puts you under unnecessary pressure which often can result in going to extremes such as juicing, detoxing and other non-evidence based restrictive methods to make up for your overindulgences. These methods are one; not going to lead to long-term weight loss, and two; are a miserable, punishing experience.

There is a balance to be struck. It’s about finding that sweet spot where you feel you are keeping on track most of the time and yet feel able to indulge in some of the wonderful things that Christmas time brings.
The key this time of year, is not to completely throw the towel in, but to find a happy compromise. Below I list 5 tips that can help support you in finding that balance and keep you on track.

The Downward Spiral: How Weight Gain & Injury Go Hand in Hand

Published on 3rd Nov 2017 at 17:01 by New You

Being overweight causes incredible stress on the body. According to a Harvard University Medical School publication, obesity directly increases a person’s risk of getting over 50 diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, certain cancers, gout, gallstones, fibromyalgia and depression.

Getting Back on Track With Your Habits

Published on 21st Oct 2017 at 09:19 by Dr Heather McKee

We’ve all been there…. 

You have done really well at sticking to your health goals for a couple of weeks but then something happened and you’ve found yourself struggling to get back into your healthy routine again.

3 (Science Backed) Healthy Habits That Will Transform Your Life This Autumn

Published on 25th Sep 2017 at 14:12 by Dr Heather McKee

Dr McKee’s programmes have introduced a more intelligent and evidence based way for you to achieve long term success. Dr McKee is running the last Open Day of 2017 in New You Monday October 9th click here to reserve your free 20 minute consultation. Below she introduces 3 evidence based ways in which you can adopt healthy habits that will transform your life this autumn.

Staying Young – Anabolic Edge

Published on 8th Sep 2017 at 09:27 by New You

Has anybody ever told you that you are not the same person you used to be. Well they are right, biochemically speaking that is. Every ten or so days all the water in your body is replaced for fresh water. In fact every 4 months your entire blood stream is replaced with new cells. All the proteins in your body are replaced every 6 months. Believe it or not even your bones are replaced annually.

Protein – The Building Blocks Of Life

Published on 26th Jun 2017 at 05:39 by New You

One big mistake made by the self-proclaimed diet experts is how they deal with protein. Either they underestimate it or with the high protein 0ne big mistake made by self-proclaimed diet experts is how they deal with protein. Either they underestimate it or with the high protein diet, they over estimate it. The fact is simple. Your body has very specific needs for Protein. Beyond this you are creating a problem and below it you are creating an even bigger one.

Look Great on The Beach This Summer

Published on 11th Jun 2017 at 16:38 by New You

Maybe you have something special coming up. You need to look great in your clothes or on the beach. We’ve all seen the person who has lost weight but honestly they don’t look any better. Excessive stress caused by over training or dieting has ravaged as much muscle as fat from the body. Shoulders become narrow and pulled forward, the chest and bum drop and the arms and legs look like they belong to someone else. Sound familiar. The body’s natural proportions get thrown out of sync. When the body moves it wobbles and the waist area becomes even more pronounced because the shoulders have disappeared. It’s a bit like a melting candle.

Turning your body into a 24/7 fat burning furnace

Published on 11th Jun 2017 at 16:37 by New You

Burning fat is a 24/7 endeavour. To keep the fires hot, you need to eat every 2-3 hours throughout the day. Not only that, but you must choose the right foods in the right amounts to keep your metabolism revved up so you burn fat without losing muscle. The way we see it, there are a number of fundamentals – laws, if you will – that are all you need to shed excess body fat from your midsection and elsewhere. Food as we will see not only supplies the body with energy, building blocks and essential nutrients it also has a significant effect on our hormonal system which in turn can dramatically affect our ability to lose weight and replace lean tissue. Food also plays a major role in our ability to exercise and recuperate properly from training.

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