A gym tip from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A cartoon of a man sitting on an exercise bike reading a newspaper. The caption says you get out what you put in. Art by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition.
You get out what you put in.

I always have a little chuckle to myself when I see people enter the gym with a newspaper.  Maybe it’s just me, but I can’t train at the correct level whilst reading.  I’m not saying you have to always ‘beast’ yourself but even if you are doing low-intensity fat burning on an exercise bike, you should be monitoring your heart-rate or speed…  Training in the right zone is important and that takes concentration.

Also, multi-tasking is not very mindful.  I believe in focusing on one thing at a time so I do it to the best of my ability.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Art by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A digital art picture of a martial artist standing in a stance. Inspired by kickboxer and blood sport. Art from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition
Stand strong

More martial arts art! I love the gracefulness that martial arts both requires and harnesses in it’s practitioners.  The ultimate form of dedication, self-discipline and self-control.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Sid Smart 2 – the second children’s book about living a healthy lifestyle is coming…

A hand piecing a puzzle together. Sid Smart 2 - the children's book about living a healthy lifestyle is coming soon...
Sid Smart 2 is coming…

The second Sid Smart is currently being created…  The second book in the series will look at another aspect of living a healthy lifestyle, something as a qualified health and fitness professional I feel very strongly about.

Hopefully it will be available by Christmas.

Using my knowledge gained through obtaining high-level qualifications in nutrition and fitness, I have created my first series of books – Sid Smart.  With charming illustrations and relatable storylines, Sid Smart will take children on a journey which will teach them how to make healthy lifestyle choices.

To buy the first book in the series, Sid Smart – Eating, visit my Amazon author page at amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

My children’s book about health and nutrition is available now!

Reviews

As you can see above, the book has had some excellent reviews.  Reviews really help with the ranking of the book on Amazon.  So, if you buy or have bought one, I would be extremely grateful if you could leave a review.

The first children’s book in my new series – Sid Smart – is available now on Amazon.  It is available as a paperback or eBook.

In Sid Smart – Eating, follow Sid through a normal school day and see how the food choices he makes affects his day. What will he eat? Will he have a good day? Will he have the energy to learn? Find out if Sid is smart when it comes to healthy food choices…

Using my knowledge gained through obtaining high-level qualifications in nutrition and fitness, I have created my first series of books – Sid Smart.  With charming illustrations and relatable storylines, Sid Smart will take children on a journey which will teach them how to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Sid Smart – Eating is a picture book, suitable for all children from 3 years old and up.

Available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

A gym tip from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A cartoon of a woman lifting weights and a man on a treadmill. Lifting weights burns fat. Art by the author and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition.
Weight lifting is good!

Weight lifting can boost your chances of reaching your fat burning goals! Some people believe it may be even better than cardiovascular exercise for reducing that waistline. Weight lifting obviously builds muscle and an increased muscle mass will increase your resting metabolism.  Additionally, the ‘after-burn‘ (an increase in calories burnt post-exercise) is reported to be higher after weight training when compared to cardiovascular exercise.

So, if you are trying to burn fat, why not add more strength training to your regime?*

For my fat burning goals, I have seen the following strength exercise regimes work well:

  • Power-lifting techniques
  • Circuit training
  • Super-sets

*Always seek advice from a fitness professional before embarking on a new exercise regime.

Manga style art from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A manga style digital art drawing of a woman doing the eagle style form from the kung-fu martial art. Art from the author and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition.
Eagle style

Here is manga style art of a woman doing a Kung Fu form.  I love the gracefulness that martial arts both require and harness in it’s practitioners.  The ultimate form of dedication, self-discipline and self-control.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.

Happy Halloween! A digital makeover from the artist and illustrator of Sid Smart – the children’s book about health and nutrition.

A werewolf taking a selfie. A digital makeover created by the artist and illustrator of Sid Smart - the children's book about health and nutrition.
Happy Halloween

I gave myself a digital makeover of a werewolf‘s face… I hope you like it.  Happy Halloween.

Sid Smart – Eating, the children’s book about health and nutrition is available now from amazon.co.uk and amazon.com.