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A delicious herb that I generally only eat with Indian or Chinese food. But if you eat a lot of fish, like I do, we need to start eating more coriander too. Coriander binds with the mercury we get from the fish we eat and removes it entirely from our system. Mercury in the body is bad news. It affects the central nervous system, kidneys and liver. Recent studies have also shown harmful effects to the immune system, cardiovascular systems and reproductive systems. So anything that we can do to eliminate it from the body is a very good idea.
If you want to know how to make the most of your exercise time and create more of an aerobic workout from your weights session pair, the exercises together. This means that in your rest period you are doing another exercise, ideally using an alternate muscle group, abs are always a good option, rather than resting. This will get your heart rate right up.
We all have those days / weeks / months…..
It's cold, wet and dark outside and all you really want to do is make some hot buttered crumpets with chocolate spread on (is this just me…?) and curl up in your duvet with a good book or DVD.
Often this is just fine - in fact it's needed. But if this feeling starts to become a habit then you probably need to do something about it. Here are the things I do to get myself off the couch and into the gym.
1. Get dressed. As soon as I'm in my gym kit I feel absolutely ridiculous anywhere but the gym.
2. Tell yourself you'll just do a quick 10 mins and then you can go home and eat those crumpets and watch those episodes. When I'm actually there I'm normally much more motivated than when I'm home, dreading going.
3. Shake it Up. It may be that you are bored with your routine - so try something different. Head outside for a jog or try the new cross training machine. Even better - try 1 of the exercises or routines I suggest in my blog :) Spice it up - you might even find it fun.
4. Persuade a friend to come with you. I know that if I'm going with Joe or another friend - I don't want to let them down and we inspire and encourage each other. Plus it's a great excuse to have a natter - that's what the bikes are for, right?
We're naturally drawn to people who are like us, ‘Like likes like’, but research shows that friendships with people who are different from our own personality profile can be even more rewarding.
OK, so I’m not suggesting you go out and befriend that weird guy called ‘Erkel’ who you said Hello to once and now always tries to engage you in conversation and grab you as you scuttle past in the mornings, but someone who isn’t exactly the same as you. Mix it up a little. Different age, race, socio economic bracket, career, interests, gregariousness (ok that isn’t a word but you know what I mean) – someone different from you. See what happens!