The sun is finally out and all over the UK libraries are full with people stressing out about exams. Research shows that eating the right foods can benefit mood and motivation, improve focus, lower anxiety and strengthen memory formation and that the wrong choices can make you feel sluggish or jittery, making learning and recall more difficult. It is worth […]
About Tilly Spurr
Tilly is a nutritional scientist and performance coach who works with clients, who are looking for an extra edge or increased vitality to succeed. After 12 years working in the financial sector, Tilly has spent the last fifteen years studying medical and performance nutrition with a special interest in cognition, childhood development and adolescence. As a mentor and coach she works in schools and companies consulting on how to build resistance and manage stress with diet. Translating the latest research she aims to give an insight into the simple, achievable, scientifically based changes that can transform clients’ lives.
A recent study done by the London School of Economics found that the biggest factor that improved overall life-satisfaction was in individuals who regularly trained and played as part of a team . Meeting friends and participating in activities, with all the banter and laughter that goes with it is also known to increase happiness […]
Roar : How to match your food and fitness to your female Physiology for optimum performance, great health and a strong lean body for life. ROAR was recommended to me by Dr Craig Harrison, who said it was a must read and on that recommendation I bought it immediately. Initially I didn’t find it that […]
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I feel sad for the white potato. Having been a massively important part of our diets for generations and the most important source of vitamin C in the UK, they are now often put on the ‘bad food’ list. However, the sweet potato is having a ball, hailed as a ‘super food’ and regularly featuring […]
Healthy Diets contain Fruit and Vegetables. Fruit and vegetables are vital elements of a healthy, balanced diet. They are important sources of energy, contain vital vitamins, minerals and fibre and are the only source of important phytonutrients that are potentially incredibly beneficial to health. Population studies that look at the behaviour across large groups of people have shown that […]
The calculation of Body Mass Index (BMI), (a person’s weight in kilograms divided by the square of their height in meters), will be very familiar to most people working in the fitness and health industries. Although BMI does not measure body fat directly, research has shown that adult BMI is closely correlated with direct measures […]
Whether you are in a café or a convenience store, petrol station or supermarket the choice and range of available fruit and vegetable drinks, squashes and flavoured waters is huge and yet there is still considerable confusion as to what to drink and whether they are really good for you. FRUIT JUICE OR SMOOTHIE […]
Drinks that claim to have health benefits are the largest and fastest growing segment of the functional foods sector. The market is growing at over 20% a year and health drinks are now commonly available in every local supermarket, petrol station and shop. Health claims range from simply boosting energy and immunity to improving cardio-vascular health, […]
Allium ursinum also known as ramson or wild garlic has a long tradition of medicinal use in many different countries, with reported anti fungal, antimicrobial, antiseptic, anti inflammatory, cytotoxic, antioxidant, expectorant, vasodilatory and cardio-protective effects. It is also used as a tonic for digestion; easing colic, treating loss of appetite and curing indigestion. However, despite […]