Category Archives: Weight loss and Diet

High Intensity Training (HIT)

High Intensity Training (HIT) If you have been following news and current affairs programs you will have noticed that the obesity epidemic is a regular topic, as are debates about the best way to deal with it and help people to lose weight. One of the newer ideas is HIT, High Intensity Training or HIIT […]

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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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Thoughts on choosing a slimming group.

Thoughts on choosing a slimming group. Slimming clubs are big business and they are set to boom in these times when obesity has become the No 1 public health concern, but do they work? Well for some people and some of the groups the answer is undoubtedly yes, At least in the short term.  I am […]

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About Pilates.

For those of you who have not yet discovered the wonders and benefits of Pilates, the let me explain more. Pilates is primarily a core strengthening technique, it targets the deep postural muscles and in turn, helps to strengthen the spine and the abdominals. But of course, it’s also an over all body work, which aims to […]

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What is a Boot Camp?

What is a Boot Camp? For the last few years the buzzword in the fitness industry has been ’Boot Camp’. So just what is a Boot Camp? Put simply it is a structured fitness program, Boot Camp takes it’s name from American military jargon, a Boot Camp is slang for the place where new recruits […]

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IT’S JUST SIMPLE MATHS

IT’S JUST SIMPLE MATHS If your serious about losing weight then the basic rule is simple; The calories you use must be greater than the calories you consume So if you consume 1800 calories in a day but only do enough activity to burn 1600 calories you wont lose any weight and may even put […]

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Avoiding Fast Food and Takeaways

NO WAY I PUTTING THAT IN ME! Our local high street if full of takeaways, sometimes it seems that every second shop is offering unhealthy fast food and now we have new chain sellers opening up on the outskirts of town as well. All of this temptation around us makes it difficult to resist the […]

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How Long Do I Need To Exercise To burn 1,000 Calories?

DON’T HAVE A GADGET TO MEASURE CALORIE BURN? READ THIS.   This link will take you to a site that will help you calculate how long you need to run in order to burn 1,000 calories. It will be useful to have some idea of the speed (MPH) at which you run a 10km. http://www.healthstatus.com/calculate/cbc

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CALCULATE YOUR DAILY CALORIE REQUIREMENT

CALCULATE YOUR DAILY CALORIE REQUIREMENT How many calories should I be eating to loose weight? Before you can start counting calories you first need to know what your target amount is. Too many and you could gain weight, too few and you could sabotage your efforts for reasons I wont explain here but suffice to […]

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NATIONAL OBESITY FORUM (UK) REPORT ON LOW CALORIE SWEETENERS

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 25 January at 2:30 PM NATIONAL OBESITY FORUM (UK) REPORT ON LOW CALORIE SWEETENERS   This is an article from The National Obesity Forum which give another side the the sweetener debate. One detail I find worrying is that this report and the round table discussion were sponsered by Coca-Cola. The arguement against high concentrations […]

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