• Make time for health now or illness later

    Why has the diet industry grown so much? There are many reasons why someone would want to take on a diet, ranging from temporary weight loss goals to battles with complex food issues. The food and diet industry is massive with numerous huge companies in the business of providing ‘diet’ foods [read more....]
  • Sugar Vs Fat: An opportunity missed…

    BBC  Horizon Documentary: Sugar vs Fat: An opportunity missed. The documentary broadcast on BBC2 at 9pm on Wednesday 29th Jan 2014 and can be viewed here. This featured an experiment with two identical twins, where one consumed a diet of high fat and the other high sugar. To summarise the outcome, [read more....]
  • Sleep When You’re Dead?

    As Trainers, we often advise clients on exercise and nutrition. I particularly concentrate on sound nutrition and build from there. If you eat garbage, how can you expect to be anything else? However, one rather large and often overlooked aspect of health is our sleep and sleep quality. Not enough [read more....]
  • Ian’s Health Radio E11 – Why Diets Fail

    We welcome back James Walker and introduce Joe Robinson in this episode of the podcast. There’s plenty of discussion on why diets fail and other health related topics. We also answer listeners’ questions. Language may offend some. These are our opinions and views [read more....]
  • Easy on the juice!

    The five a day recommendation is a well known, well advertised campaign to get people eating more fruit and veg. This sounds like a great campaign initially and well meaning – many people don’t eat enough veg, that’s clear! The problem with this kind of campaign is that it has become [read more....]
  • Just Eat Real Food…Avoid the Sweeteners!

    So we’re heading into the back end of January and everyone has begun their fresh start (and maybe abandoned it already!) People have made their lifestyle change because ‘it’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle!’, but what kind of lifestyle?. Many people will be on and off some kind of diet all [read more....]
  • Junk Food Kids: Who’s to blame?

    Channel 4 (UK) documentary series, first episode broadcast on 18th February 2015. The programme featured several overweight children, detailing their story of obesity and poor health. There were scenes of consultations with paediatric specialists and multiple teeth being surgically removed due to [read more....]
  • GPs advised to send people to Weightwatchers

    Its been published recently that GPs are being advised by NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) to prescribe ‘Weightwatchers’ courses to their obese patients. Where on earth is the evidence to support this? In my opinion, this is a huge mistake. We’re going to pay for [read more....]
  • Choose your diet wisely

    Following the indulgences of Christmas and New year everyone looks to begin their new healthy lifestyle. People will be addressing their diet and exercise regime, and rightly so. While exercise makes an important contribution to achieving good health and look, it does not compensate for bad [read more....]
  • Made in Leeds feature: Victoria’s Secret

    In a follow up to the Victoria’s Secret post, here is a special report, by Beth Krista Wilson, aired on the ‘Made in Leeds’ channel’s ‘On the Aire’ programme (10th November, 2014). From about 3:30, I discuss the impact of the media on body image for men and [read more....]
  • 24 Hours of Real Food

    “If we have been eating real food for 24 hours, agriculture gave us large scale access to carbohydrates four minutes ago and sugar consumption has increased twenty fold in the past five seconds. I wonder which food is more likely to be responsible for the obesity epidemic or any modern [read more....]
  • Ian’s Health Radio E05 – Sam Feltham

    ‘Slimology’ author, Sam Feltham joins us for this episode. We discuss his book, recent diet research and whether exercise is useful for fat loss. Sam also describes his own, interesting self-experimentation. For further information check out Sam’s website [read more....]
  • How Trans Fat Eats Away At Your Memory

    Take home message is in the last paragraph: “From a health standpoint, trans fat consumption has been linked to higher body weight, more aggression and heart disease,” Golomb said in a press release. “As I tell patients, while trans fats increase the shelf life of foods, they reduce the shelf [read more....]
  • BMI: Compare yourself to the rest of the world

    We often see ‘Body Mass Index (BMI)’ used as a measure of obesity. It is essentially a ratio of weight to height. I personally think it is a rather crude measure of an individual’s obesity and I prefer waist circumference and body fat percentage scores. There is no accounting for [read more....]
  • Ian’s Health Radio E03 – Zoe Harcombe

    Zoe Harcombe, obesity researcher and author joins us for this episode. We discuss counting calories, the obesity epidemic (cause and solutions), poor public health advice and personal responsibility. Zoe also shares her views on recent obesity features in the [read more....]
  • Steroids, Personal Trainers and double standards

    I work in a health and fitness industry, where many within the industry and out of it place a lot of importance on the appearance of the trainers (or, should we say coaches, as is now a popular term to use). Is the appearance of the trainer so important? Would you want to train with an out of shape [read more....]

About Me…

  • Experienced  Personal Trainer and Sports Massage Therapist, Ian Entwistle offers a tailored approach to nutrition, exercise and health. Currently working towards a PhD in Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Health, Ian also practises as a Radiographer and previously an Ultrasound Practitioner. The [read more....]

What the clients say…

  • Tom White, Sky Sports News Presenter “Ian was my personal trainer for just over a year. I came to him with specific goals that I wanted to achieve in that time, and with his help, these were exceeded! The best thing about working with Ian was that he educated me on how I should be training, rather than just telling me what to do. He helped me to understand what I [read more....]

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