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<p>Computer work getting to your neck, shoulders and wrists? Diet gone to the junkyard? Work, relationship and family weighing you down?</p>




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Name: Paula C. Lamb

Age: 35

Occupation: Fitness Trainer, Nutritionist, Chair Massage Therapist and Lifestyle Coach





Computer work getting to your neck, shoulders and wrists? Diet gone to the junkyard? Work, relationship and family weighing you down?


Can't blame your lull on the February Blues because they just upped and left.


Silly goose, you've neglected your “me” time, and judging by your sluggishness, it's time to de-stress and start getting in shape because spring is but a mere 10 days away.


Enter Paula C. Lamb, a multi-faceted health and fitness entrepreneur.


The 35-year-old is a certified personal fitness trainer, lifestyle coach, nutritionist and chair massage therapist, who, in addition to training clients at a downtown gym, is mapping in-roads into companies with tailor-made corporate wellness programmes. Human resource heads, take note.


Among the services offered is the highly popular on-site chair massage. Forget about dragging yourself to the mall in search of a backrub booth, Lamb will come to your office, unfold her ergonomically designed chair and knead out those knots in your back and upper limbs in as little time as a coffee break or for as long as your lunch hour.


She'll also offer expert advice on creating an ergonomic-friendly desk environment, correct poor posture habits, share her wisdom on lifestyle balance and stress management, and dish out the do's and don'ts of nutrition.


For starters, Lamb suggests eating four to five small meals a day with each meal comprising a protein, carbohydrate and fat. Reducing high fat, sugar and sodium foods, and ditching processed and preserved foods are the way to go, says Lamb, while upping the water intake, eating eight to ten servings of fruits and vegetables a day and working out three times a week will help get you back on track.


Lamb, who originally hails from Johannesburg, practices what she preaches given that her days stretch from as early as 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.


The former Miss Figure Natural Bodybuilding champion adheres to the adage that a healthy body is a healthy mind.


“Take care of your heart with correct exercise guidance and make wise food choices,” urges Lamb. “Balance is key.”


For contact and additional info on Lamb visit www.truthessential.com.




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