Nutrition

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Healthy Food All Fired Up

So, what’s on your plate this autumn? Traditionally the start of a period of hibernation, and often as the days get shorter, our energy levels can begin to dwindle – so here are 3 suggestions for...
ymca | 4 November 2015
Get On Track at YMCA Club in October

Get On Track at YMCA Club in October

Get On Track is a mentoring programme led by world-class athletes to help you improve your communication, teamwork, confidence, health and well-being. So far 70% of young people who have taken...
ymca | 8 October 2015
Fuel Me

Fuel Me

So, now for the allegedly tricky question of what to eat before and after exercise; what supplements do and don’t you need, what food can you eat, what food can’t you eat, what superfood will help...
ymca | 8 October 2015

Nutrition for men that lift

So you have decided to put lifting into your routine? Great! You will see the benefits of both lean muscle definition as well as fat loss – but only if you get your nutrition right, and eat...
ymca | 18 June 2015
Get on Track at YMCA Club

Get on Track at YMCA Club

The Get On Track programme creates stepping stones for disadvantaged young people (aged 16-25) to move towards employment, training, education, volunteering and sports participation. Over the weeks...
ymca | 17 June 2015
A basic guide to the nutrition behind lifting weights

Nutrition for ladies who lift

So you have decided to put lifting into your routine? That is fabulous; you will see the benefits of both lean muscle definition as well as fat loss – but only if you get your nutrition right, and...
ymca | 10 March 2015

Is sugar the real culprit?

Until recently, healthy eating advice in the UK has been focussed on reducing dietary fats and replacing them with complex carbohydrates. This is based on the link between a high-fat diet and heart...
ymca | 30 January 2015

Eat well, look and feel great

So summer is here, with the usual plethora of campaigns for clothes, beach bodies and amazing diets. With hard work and commitment, we can make some noticeable changes to our physiques – though not...
ymca | 17 June 2014
Easter eats

Easter eats

Easter is just around the corner so our resident nutritionist Nick Owen is on hand to give you some top tips on eating healthily and embracing all the fresh produce available at this time of year.
ymca | 27 May 2014