When you think of body changes caused by exercise, most people think of the usual... wheezing, flushed face and being out of breath. However, what you might not realize is that exercising bodily oddities can include everything from runny noses and diarrhea to rashes. These bodily oddities are becoming increasingly common...
Berlin isn't the first place you might visit to recharge your batteries. In fact, this city sleeps less than New York. But its huge collection of beautiful empty buildings and booming tourist numbers has started attracting high-end hotel groups looking for the next euro hotspot.
It's the time of year when many of us are thinking about our summer getaways and lazy days spent at the poolside - but to what lengths do people go to tan and tone their body?
Remember Sunny Delight? I do. As a child of the 90s, I loved its playful branding and attention-wrecking sugar rushes. It looked like happiness in a bottle. It tasted like orange juice as imagined by peddlers of Ritalin.
Perfectly timed with a weekend away in Devon at a cottage I know doesn't have any mobile phone signal. So that's a little help along the way of my first digital detox. Four days, no Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google. I will only use a phone for what it was originally designed for; to make and receive calls.
This little thought technique could well be the key that unlocks fat loss for you, especially if the main reason you find healthy eating difficult is that you miss the enjoyment you get from eating fattening food.
A stroke happens in an instant, but its effects can last a lifetime. Over 150,000 strokes occur in the UK each year and more than 1.1m people are living with the devastating effects. Stroke is the third largest cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the UK.
So you cooked the fish, ate your fill and still have some left over. Unlike chicken, turkey beef and lamb, ideas for fish leftovers are sparse. One tip is to think of cooked fish liked tinned fish (i.e. tuna, salmon). Suddenly using it up seems much easier.
Years of beating myself up because I didn't fit into a size 8 eventually taught me a life lesson: If you do not feel good about yourself when you are overweight, then you will not feel good about yourself when you are slim either.
Far from resentment or revenge being sweet, then, they are bitter pills with an awful side effect. They cloud our sense of the more joyful, healthful, spiritual identity divinely inherent within us.
Being a very active mental health advocate these days, people always ask me how I recovered. Half the time, I think they're looking for some sort of magical, out-of-the-box answer they've never heard before - and they almost seem disappointed when I tell them that all I did was do what you're supposed to do.
We need to acknowledge that being overweight is just one symptom of overeating and lack of exercise. You can tackle the symptom with a quick-fix like a diet, and sure enough get down to your 'goal' weight, yet the problem will remain unless it is tackled directly. The symptoms will return and you will just get fat again.
When it comes to my great passion, dementia, the UK's major charities - Alzheimer's Society, Alzheimer's Research UK and Dementia UK - are all becoming household names. Interestingly though, when my story of my dad's life with dementia was unknown, it was a charity hardly anyone in the dementia world talks about who showed most interest in me.
In the UK the government estimates that health problems due to obesity cost the National Health Service (NHS) £5bn per year. Some of this money could surely be better spent elsewhere if we could only manage to control our diets and exercise a bit more. No wonder there is a desperate need for measures that will do this.
Oncology season is approaching again. Next month, I will arrive with sweaty palms and dry mouth at the hospital which summons supressed fear the moment the A-road heralds the big 'H' signpost.
When you're expecting a new baby, there's a lot to think about. Are you and your little one getting the nutrients you need, as well as thinking about food safety? On one of my first visits to my obstetrician, he gave me a booklet on the food that is unsafe to eat during pregnancy, and it seemed daunting at first. The trick is to focus on what you can safely enjoy!