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Research into Weight Loss Camp benefits

Many studies have shown that Weight loss camps are beneficial for participants.  We’ve had a number of youths attend with a parent and it is highly useful as parent and youth work as a team when they get home.  You can read about some research here – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20194273 Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):e884-90. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-1007. Epub 2010 Mar 1. […]

Break the habits on camp

A healthy fitness and weight loss weekend can see  a huge change in your lifestyle and is a great way to break the habits nd leave your bad behaviours behind!! It can be difficult to break or change your current cycle when trying to manage your day to day normal life, from getting to and from […]

Learn to love your Body

In todays world of social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest we are so pre-occupied with living up to the media-portrayed body images which have become out of control that have forgotten how to love our own bodies.   Most of us go to great lengths to nurture the love we have for others, our kids, partners, parents […]

15 reasons you struggle to lose those last few pounds

Are you scratching your head while trying to lose those last few stubborn pounds?  Are you eating well, exercising regularly, but the scales have stalled.  Check out these 15 reasons why you’re not reaching your weight loss goals.  To kick start the process and get to finally reach your target weight, why not register for […]

Setting SMART Goals

New Year often brings a list of unsustainable detoxes, unrealistic goals and unachievable targets… If you’ve lost and regained weight over and over again, you already know that restrictive diets and quick fixes don’t work. Lasting weight loss comes from changing your attitude and creating a realistic, balanced lifestyle that you can live with. HealthSmart […]

Eat, Drink and Be healthy for Christmas!

At Christmas we’re always surrounded by lots of lovely food and drink. Whilst there is no reason to feel guilty about enjoying yourself, it’s worth remembering that, on average, people gain from one-five lbs (2kg) over Christmas. But don’t worry… Christmas doesn’t have to be about overindulgence and ‘unhealthy’ food. Christmas Day Did you know […]

Fat, Sugar & Salt hidden on labels

Now that you know how to read the Nutritional information on labels, its time to look at the list of ingredients which can often be full of hidden trans fats, sugars, sodium, artificial flavorings, and refined grains. Ingredients are listed in order of most to least amounts. That means the first ingredient will be in the largest […]

Nutritional Claims- What do they really mean?

Don’t rely on health claims on labels as your guide to make healthy choices, learn to understand what some of those confusing claims mean: Reduced Fat: at least 25% less fat than the original product in the same brand, but the food may still be high in fat. % Fat free: can only be used for […]

Press Release – Diabetes Ireland

Learn to live a healthier life with Type 2 Diabetes – New Type 2 Diabetes Healthsmart Camp launched In today’s health environment, people with Type 2 diabetes must be single-minded and proactive in managing their condition effectively. However, many people with Type 2 diabetes at diagnosis are not properly informed on the need and importance […]

How To Read Food Labels

Learning to read and understand food labels can help you make healthier choices. Food labels don’t lie but if you do not know what you are looking at they can be very deceiving. Here is some information to make sense of it all. Under EU Food law, nutrition information must be given per 100g of […]