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Fitness Trackers – worth the money? You must have noticed that there are loads of different ‘wearables’ out there. Gadgets to help you get fit and stay fit. They can monitor your activity, exercise, food, weight and sleep. As the Fitbit marketing says Every moment matters … fitness is the sum of your life. I […]
Understanding and fighting middle-aged spread (Sponsored Post) We all know that a healthy diet and exercise are the keys to a healthy body; but, what causes the dreaded middle aged spread and can it be avoided? There are some easy steps to take to avoid middle aged spread but the first step is to understand […]
The British Medical Journal is carrying a report telling us that there has been an ‘extremely rapid’ rise in pre-diabetes since 2003 and therefore a ‘surge’ in type 2 diabetes is expected in the coming years. The NHS already spends 10% of its budget on this condition. What does ‘on the cusp’ mean? It means […]
A 3% weight loss target? You can do better with the help of a personal trainer! This week The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) wants overweight people to lose 3% of their weight over a year and avoid ‘yo-yo’ dieting. Now, I’m all for a bit of weight loss – but we are made […]
When it comes to looking after your health, it’s deeds not words that count. I just want to let you know that it can happen to anyone. Any of us can become ill because we take our eye off the ball. There’s a great article in the Guardian (17.05.14) by David Nicholson who until recently […]
How to become ‘everyday active’ and improve your fitness levels. We are less active as a nation than we were in 1961 (by 24%) and 22.5% of adults do not achieve even thirty minutes of activity over seven days. Given that the Chief Medical Officer recommends 150 minutes of moderate physical activity a week, we […]
The Chief Medical Officer in her recent report tells us that most of us are now overweight. We eat too much fat and sugar and don’t do enough exercise – and I guess we knew that. But you and I don’t have to be in the majority – we can have a healthy body weight […]
OK – that’s not a big deal you say – but let me tell you it is – basically I am a Guardian reader – its the backdrop of my life – I learnt how to be a feminist (and how to move on) and just about everything else from The Guardian, in fact, the […]
Lots of us think we can’t run – and did you know that Paula Radcliffe can run every mile of a marathon faster than I can run any single mile? But I stick on my trainers, just get out there and start running. Sometimes I run a bit and walk a bit – but it […]