WHY HOUSEWORK IS ‘GOOD FOR YOU’

They are now saying that housework can count as an exercise (well I already knew that), and some tasks can actually help to improve your strength and flexibility.

They are now saying that housework can count as an exercise (well I already knew that), and some tasks can actually help to improve your strength and flexibility.

They are now saying that housework can count as an exercise (well I already knew that), and some tasks can actually help to improve your strength and flexibility.

They are now saying that housework can count as an exercise (well I already knew that), and some tasks can actually help to improve your strength and flexibility.

Apparently ironing isn’t at the top of the list for exercise but you can burn around 55 calories and it can make a significant difference to your core strength.

Vacuuming, however, can boost your core strength and can give your heart a good workout AND you could burn up around 100 calories each time. Yipeee, that means another KitKat bar for me…:)

Dusting and polishing will burn around 90 calories and helps increase flexibility as you reach up to corners and around furniture.

Changing the bed is also a good cardio workout and can burn up around 70 calories.

Finally mopping the floor is another good cardio workout for your heart and can burn around 100 calories.

Sooo, if I did all of the above on the same day that would mean I would have an extra 415 calories burnt up !!

FANCY A CUP OF OOLONG TO LOSE WEIGHT…

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Not a green tea fan? Well the good news is that you don’t need to drink this to help with weight loss as they have now found that ‘Oolong’ tea helps even more.

A Chinese study showed that if we drink oolong tea for six weeks it will help with weight loss. In fact the data confirmed that a component other than just caffeine was responsible for promoting the preferential use of fat as an energy source.

A further Japanese study compared the benefits of oolong tea and green tea on weight loss. The results were that after drinking oolong tea you will use more energy than if you were drinking green tea or water and that it can last up to two hours.

For the best results they suggest you have a cup of oolong around 30 minutes to 1 hour before you do any form of exercise or walk, and drink it in the afternoon to help late afternoon sweet cravings and energy slumps.

Anyone fancy a cup of oolong tea?…

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WHO KNEW TEA COULD BE SO HEALTHY FOR YOU AND TASTE SO GOOD…

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I know I keep writing about all things weight loss but it’s January and everyone talks about it.

Twinings have an abundance of different types of Green Tea available for only £1 at the moment, as well as any fruit or herbal tea until the end of January.

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At the same time Whittard Chelsea are promoting their Limited Edition Wellness Teas. As well as their organic weight loss, detox slimming Green Tea, their new range includes flavours like ‘Summer Pudding‘, which is explosively fruity, an all year-round British summer cuppa inspired by the classic dessert.

Moringa and Bamboo‘  which they say Health food fans will have heard of moringa – which they have matched its taste with refreshing lime.

Golden Tumeric’Quirky, which is an aromatic tea bursting with the flavours of India, their homage to the famed spice and their ‘Matcha Green Tea‘ coated in matcha to make a pretty unique experience and a punchy flavour.

 

DIET’S AWAY – MY LATEST BOOK, JUST PUBLISHED…

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My latest book ‘Diet’s Away’ is available on Amazon and Kindle.

Diet’s Away is a comprehensive guide of diet tips and tricks to help you lose weight. It covers some of the best foods, herbs, drinks, diets, websites, apps, tips, blogs and much more.

It even has a chapter on how you can eat certain chocolates even if you are on a diet. As a true chocoholic myself I had to include this.

MIRACLE JUICES…

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With juicing making a massive comeback at the moment, ‘New Pyramid Miracle Juices’ by Amanda Cross and Charmaine Yabsley, has Over 40 Juices for a Healthy Life.

The 40 nutritious juices are recommended to combat specific ailments such as asthma and high blood pressure.

Quick and easy to prepare, each juice is guaranteed to boost heath and vitality. With nutrirional analysis for every recipe, detailing the vitamin, mineral and calorie content of the chosen beverage.

Juices to help to maintain a balanced and healthy diet.