As a work experience student at Total Balance, I have discovered the importance of Pilates, not only to cure injuries but also prevent them from occurring. Throughout our busy lives, we put our bodies under great amounts of pressure; whether it be bad posture from sitting at a desk for hours on end or strenuous […]

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Recipe of the month: Protein Balls #balancediet

Ingredients: 330 g raw whole almonds and walnuts 60g of unflavored protein powder 2 tablespoons cacoa powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 tablespoon macca powder 1 tablespoon of chia seeds 16 fresh dates, pitted (I use Medjool dates) 1 tablespoon natural vanilla extract (optional) Water and/or coconut oil Method: Throw nuts into the food processor […]

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Foods to fuel your brain

It is well known that nutrition plays a big role in our ability to maintain concentration, learn and recall information, however having a well-balanced diet is often low on the list of priorities when studying for exams. Whilst making the effort to eat properly may take you away from the books for a few extra […]

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Recipe of the month: Overnight oats #balancediet

Overnight oats: have breakfast waiting for you in the morning! Breakfast is imperative to kick starting and fueling your brain for rest of your day. After 10-12 hours of overnight fasting, skipping breakfast in the morning can often lead to feelings of lightheadedness, irritability, or with difficulties maintaining focus and concentration. Having a morning meal […]

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Recipe of the month – POWER PROTEIN PANCAKES

INGREDIENTS: For the Pancakes: 1 bag Koja Protein Pancakes (purchase at Reception) 100ml milk (we like almond milk) 1 free range egg or see bag for a vegan alternative Toppings: Blueberries Banana Fruit of your choice Shredded Coconut (optional) Sauce: Tahini Caramel: 2 tbsp hulled tahini 1 Tbsp rice malt syrup (honey or maple syrup) 1 […]

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Business Chicks

We had the opportunity to attend the Business Chicks 9 to thrive event over the weekend, which I found to be very inspirational and motivational.  We were lucky enough to hear guest speakers such as Lorna Jane, Dr Libby Weaver, Sophie Cachia. Jessica Rowe, Samantha Wills, Lauren Silvers and Lisa Maree from Glamazon.  All of […]

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Recipe of the month – Golden Door Muffins #balancediet

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon cornflour (cornstarch) 440g (31/2 cups) spelt flour 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda. 2 apples, peeled and finely chopped 180g (1 cup) dates, pitted and chopped Method: Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°f/Gas 4). Mix together the cornflour, spelt flour and bicarbonate of soda in a large bowl. Add the apples, dates and honey […]

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Surgery vs Conservative

Do we always need surgery or will exercise alone be enough to improve an injury? In recent years research has been looking at the benefit of surgery over exercise based programs in various injuries. Studies have shown that in a lot of cases surgery will not necessarily lead to greater improvement than exercise alone. For […]

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Recipe of the month – Vegan Seed loaf

 2/3cup sunflower seeds
 2/3cup flax seeds 2/3cup hazelnuts 2/3cup almonds 2 Tbsp. chia seeds 
2tbsp. psyllium husk powder
 1 tsp. fine grain sea salt 3 Tbsp. melted coconut oil 
1 1/3cups water Method: 1. Blend Psylium husk powder and water in a bowl. Mix really well until it forms into a gel. (Set aside […]

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