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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Put the spring back into your chicken

by Matt Hodges
08 April 2013

Fitness Instructor London, Personal Trainer London

So the January fitness buzz is coming to an end, the dark mornings and early evenings have crept up on the soul and you are feeling deflated, less driven and you’ve probably slipped back into hitting the gym less than three times a week. As spring approaches I am giving you 5 of the best tips to get back some of that energy you’ve been missing.

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‘Roses are red, violets are blue….

by Matt Hodges
01 February 2013

Fitness Instructor London, Personal Trainer London

…here are some aphrodisiac foods, designed especially for you!’

It has often been said that foods can ‘stimulate’ men and women in different ways, whether it’s biological, psychological or physiological. As Valentines Day approaches, we are all feeling a little more adventurous and yet we seem to always settle with the obligatory ‘meal out’, red roses, a box of chocs and a glass of vino. Well why not impress your hubby with an increased libido by trying a few of these little natural wonders! In the following article i’m going to show you five of the best natural tricks to getting your body into the right frame of mind.

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Swap the C.O.D for lean turkey this Christmas Day

by Matt Hodges
08 December 2012

Fitness Instructor London, Personal Trainer London

Guys it’s that time of the year where we make every excuse under the sun to eat ourselves silly and be couch potatoes. We all do it, we spend more, we enjoy ourselves more, and alas, we eat and drink more (and often not the right things!). Down your playstations, do away with the xbox and get moving! Here are the 5 best ways to enjoy your Christmas day and be healthy at the same time:

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An Intro to Peak Performance within Nutrition

by Rosie Millen
12 April 2012

Fitness Instructor London, Personal Trainer LondonHere’s my Intro to Peak Performance within Nutrition. You have to eat right to help you get the most out of your workouts. Without adequate nutrition, the body is placed under a little stress, which can affect both performance & recovery.

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Intermittent Fasting: The Basics

by Rosie Millen
08 February 2012

Fitness Instructor London, Personal Trainer London

What is Intermittent Fasting?

Intermittent Fasting (IF) is, in it’s simplest definition, a pattern of alternately eating and then fasting, during which the person typically consumes only water.  While there are many juice and smoothie fasts, these generally do not fall within the IF category.

Within the field of Intermittent Fasting there are many specific structures, ranging from Alternate Day Fasting (where people fast for 24 hours followed by 24 hours’ non-fasting) to various structures of eating within a time-limited period each day, perhaps over just 4 or 8 hours.

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