Marathon Training – Make mine a Half!

If you found yourself watching this weekend’s London Marathon with admiration, maybe it inspired you to up your running regime and tackle something longer than your usual jog? As we stood on The Embankment last year, madly cheering all the amazing participants of this crazy, awe-inspiring test of endurance, my friends and I were inspired…

Swaptober

With “Stoptober” and “Sober for October” hitting the headlines, Joie de Vivre thought we would come up with our own challenge to help you to make small steps to a fitter, healthier and happier lifestyle. So, why not join us for “SWAPTOBER”! We’re challenging you to make a healthy swap to your nutrition to help…

Sweat-it Tabata Challenge – Day 10

Last 3 days of our challenge! We are increasing to four rounds of 50 seconds exercise/10 seconds rest for this final push, taking us to 16 minutes in total. Remember, you are training both your aerobic and anaerobic systems, increasing your metabolism for anything up to 24 hours so go all out and reap the…

SuperFood Super Juice

So we have been trying out our Marvellous Superfood in lots of different recipes, and today we devised this juice that is fantastic both for boosting the metabolism and detoxifying the body. We admit, it’s not for the faint-hearted and certainly packs a punch (also, it doesn’t look pretty), but it does absolute wonders for…

Water – The Essential Nutrient

When clients ask our advice on improving their nutrition, one of the first questions we ask is whether they are drinking enough water.  Water is essential, not just for a healthy lifestyle, but for life itself! Our bodies are made up of between 60 and 70% water and it is essential for all our bodily…

The Benefits of eating Protein for Breakfast

So many of our clients complain of feeling hungry throughout the day and as a result, end up reaching for unhealthy snacks (such as crisps, chocolate, biscuits) to give them that “little boost” until meal time. Upon looking into their diet plans, more often than not we notice that they never (or very rarely) include…