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    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....]
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    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....]
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    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....]
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    Just go Coconuts!

    The debate on whether fat is bad for your health is fairly well documented and my views are simple. Saturated fat has been demonised in the past but the evidence is there to the contrary, see post: Is Fat the problem? One less obvious source of saturated fat is coconut oil and the benefits are [read more....]
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    Any grain of truth?

    We regularly hear about ‘heart healthy’ grains and the benefit of whole grains, especially by those with a commercial interest. Most people will consume grains mainly in the form of breads and cereals, not to mention pasta and confectionary. From a weight loss perspective, these are largely a [read more....]
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    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....]
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    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....]
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    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....]
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    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....]
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    Is FAT the problem?

    In this lifetime, fat in the diet has generally been vilified and considered the cause of many health issues. Is this label justified? It seems logical that fat in food would make you fat; after all it is the same substance, is it not? Well it’s important to understand the different types of fat [read more....]
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    Don’t get stressed about stress

    I make a lot of fuss about the importance of nutrition and movement in achieving and maintaining good health. The importance of sleep is also well documented. There’s another huge issue that pretty much affects all of us at some point: stress. Stress can derail all our best efforts to be healthy [read more....]
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    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 people [read more....]
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    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....]
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    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....]
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    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....]
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    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....]
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    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 previously practised as a Radiographer and Ultrasound Practitioner. The knowledge [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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