Fitness trackers

Fitness trackers

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 […]

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Are you at risk of diabetes?

Are you at risk of diabetes?

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 […]

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Don’t leave it too long!

Don’t leave it too long!

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 […]

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Being ‘everyday active’

Being ‘everyday active’

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 […]

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