diabetes

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 decay. This is on the background of reportedly one-third of children in the UK being overweight or obese and that proportion is even higher in the North. The programme identifies various issues and [read more....]

February 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

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 despite good nutrition. We all have different ways of coping with stress and stressful situations, but how does this affect our health in the short and long term? You could look at stress as two [read more....]

July 3, 2014 // 2 Comments

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 sleep or poor quality sleep can curtail your best efforts for health despite good nutrition and exercise. The processes that take place and the hormonal symphony at play while we sleep is dramatic. If [read more....]

March 16, 2014 // 3 Comments

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, neither was particularly healthy. However the main conclusion drawn from the documentary was that sugar and fat combined together are particularly bad. Generally speaking, high amounts of sugar and [read more....]

January 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

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 year round. When you go into the supermarket, do you read labels on food? Do you take notice of the little nutritional traffic light system? Would you avoid a product if the label were red because of [read more....]

January 25, 2014 // 5 Comments