Superfood Spotlight: Why Blueberries can Boost Your Workout

by Matt Hodges
25 March 2016

Blueberries are a super food in so many ways. They are cheap, readily available all year round, easy to eat (no peeling!), delicious and – most importantly of all – they are packed full of antioxidants and a range of health-boosting nutrients. 

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Indulging in superfoods? Try these supermarket staples instead.

by Matt Hodges
30 December 2015

Superfoods vs Supermarket Staples - MPH Method

Here at The MPH Method, we acknowledge the power of supplements in supporting health and fitness programmes. Formulated powders and shakes definitely have their place – but it’s an educated approach to all-round nutrition that is key to promoting personal wellbeing and the very best training results.

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Need the ultimate workout booster? Avocados are the ‘good guys.’

by Matt Hodges
28 November 2015

Avocados: The Good Guys - The MPH Method

Fat is not always bad. Take the avocado – it has a massive 10g of monounsaturated fat per every 100g, and it is packed full of omega-3 fatty acids, yet it is widely hailed as one of the healthiest ingredients on the planet.

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Why Fish can boost your workout

by Matt Hodges
01 October 2015

Superfood Focus: Fish - The MPH MethodEvery year brings a new ‘superfood’ fad. We are currently in the Age of Kale, but we have also witnessed the Quinoa Years, the Eggwhite Era and Acai Season. While all of these ingredients are undeniably ‘super’ in their own ways, they are no match for the most enduring superfood of all: fish.

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The benefits of napping during the day

by Matt Hodges
02 September 2015

The benefits of napping - article by The MPH MethodEat, sleep, train, repeat; there’s a reason why this is the mantra of some of the most successful professional bodybuilders.

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Five must-do exercises for injury prevention

by Matt Hodges
10 August 2015

Injury Prevention - article by The MPH Method

When you work out regularly, injuries are a real risk. The most dangerous injuries are the ones that build up gradually due to years of poor posture or incorrect technique, leaving you with recurring problems that will prevent you from reaching your long-term fitness goals. Luckily, most of these injuries can be prevented. How? Simply by incorporating a few preventative stretching and core stability exercises into your regular routine.

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Why a digital detox may be good for your health

by Matt Hodges
03 August 2015

Why a Digital Detox May Be Good For Your Health - The MPH Method

When it comes to our health and fitness, we have an enduring obsession with the days of yore. We follow Paleo diet plans; we do ‘caveman’ activities such as Nordic walking and dead-lifts, and we tend to favour organic products. There is, however, one glaring addition to modern life that is far from compatible with this ‘back to basics’ mentality: our technology.

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The bare truth about working out during summer

by Matt Hodges
11 July 2015

The bare truth about working out during summer - The MPH MethodSummer is the best motivation to amp up your fitness regime. But whether you are a hardened gym fan or a seasonal newbie, there are a few hot weather workout myths that seem to endure year after year.

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The truth about exercising during pregnancy: 10 myths uncovered

by Matt Hodges
06 July 2015

Pregnancy Myths Uncovered - The MPH MethodMyth 1: Pregnant women should not begin fitness programs if they have never exercised regularly before.

TRUTH: You can safely begin an exercise program at any time. Exercise should always be built gradually though. Introducing a new, high-intensity activity is to be avoided, but building up exercise moderately and consistently during pregnancy is recommended.

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Exercising while pregnant – the dos and don’ts

by Matt Hodges
12 June 2015

Exercising While Pregnant - The MPH Method

Nothing should stand in the way of your good health and fitness – not even pregnancy. That said – it probably comes as no surprise to learn that when you are pregnant, you have to make some adjustments to your workout regime.

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