Category Archives: News & Science

Getting coached by the best.

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Back in November, when I was starting to think more seriously about doing this London 2 Cambridge Ultra-Marathon, I was browsing YouTube looking for anything about ultra running when I came across a home-made webcam video of a young guy talking about how he prepares for an Ultra Marathon. Assuming he was a keen amateur […]

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NFF July news letter

It’s been a great month for us at NFF, as well as the Strength and Toning Bootcamp we have been taking part in a running event and getting excited about an upcoming Mud Run! First though I want to tell you about next months awesome Bootcamp. July ‘Melt It Off’ Bootcamp. For the first three […]

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Has the NHS got it wrong on obesity?

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  The House of Commons Health Committee have questioned why the NHS in England spends more on bariatric surgery than well-established measures to prevent obesity? MPs called for urgent steps to help people understand the wider health benefits of physical activity. “The committee regards it as inexplicable and unacceptable that the NHS is now spending more on bariatric […]

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People are using Facebook and other social media to try and steal from you!

People are using Facebook and other social media to try and steal from you! Got your attention? It’s that time of year again when I am seeing lots of posts on the selling pages advertising magic pills, potions and wraps along with claims that they will help you to lose weight, fast, with no real effort […]

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New World Health Organisation Guidelines on Sugar

World Health Organization to Issue New Guidance on Sugar Consumption. Back in 2002 the WHO issued a recommendation that calorie intake from sugar, including naturally present sugars in Honey, Fruit Juice and Fruit Concentrates, should not exceed 10%. However the experts now believe that 10% is too high and a target figure for sugar to […]

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What are the health risks of obesity?

What are the health risks of obesity? The number of people with obesity in the UK has more than trebled since 1980. Experts now say that the condition is reaching ‘epidemic’ proportions. A person is considered obese if they are very overweight with a high degree of body fat. Some experts believe obesity is responsible […]

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SPORADIC EXERTIONAL RHABDOMYOLYSIS- READ THIS IF YOU RUN WITH YOUR DOG!

SPORADIC EXERTIONAL RHABDOMYOLYSIS- READ THIS IF YOU RUN WITH YOUR DOG! On a recent run my Greyhound/ Deerhound cross was lagging behind and eventually I stopped and we rested a while before walking home. Normaly he will run 20k with me without any problems. Later that night I noticed his urine was a very dark […]

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