The Big FAT Issue: Should We or Shouldn't We Be Eating It?

Claudia Norris | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Norris

This public battlefield compounds the nutrition confusion that already overwhelms so many people. If we're not careful, it can lead to a state of inertia. There are so many mixed messages, people don't know what to do and end up not making any healthier changes.

Online Personal Training... Does It Work?

David Kingsbury | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Kingsbury

The internet has provided a number of ways in which people can improve their life and this is very true for health and fitness. These are just some of the benefits that will come from using online coaching to improve your standard of fitness.

You've Changed...

Lisa Regan | Posted 17.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Regan

I have many female friends who have changed their physical identities from when we were teenagers to now, and some just in the last three years. This is completely normal for so many, as women we are blessed with those typical fluctuating weight issues and ever changing body types!

Why Do People Put on Differing Amounts of Weight?

Dr Saleyha Ashan | Posted 29.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Saleyha Ashan

Foods that make some of us put on weight can have little effect on others, according to research being carried out in Israel. It might be time to rethink the way we diet...

Fire Up Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss!

Claudia Norris | Posted 25.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Norris

Understanding more about our metabolism can make a huge difference to how easily weight drops off and stays off for the long term. I like to think of it as a furnace. It needs to be fed at the right times to burn the calories we are eating, instead of storing them as fat.

Why We Need to Stop Ignoring Childhood Obesity

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 06.06.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Sally Norton

It is hard to give a good example to our kids when our own eating behaviour and body image have been skewed by years of yo-yo-dieting, misleading health advice and media pressure. If we develop a better relationship with healthy eating and exercise, then not only will our own bodies benefit, but our children will have a great example that they can learn from.

The Real Reasons Men Find It Easier to Lose Weight

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

I know I'm not the only one who finds it frustrating that a man simply has to decide to lose weight and it drops off (or so it appears), while so many women have a constant battle with their weight - struggling to lose a few pounds, only to then end up gaining it all back!

Side of Autoimmune Disease With That Steak?

Rosanna Savone | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rosanna Savone

I've tried so many different diets to heal this autoimmune disease that I'm embarrassed to even mention them any more. But, like I said, I'm only on an anti-inflammatory diet, not an anti-social one.

Who's Afraid of the Big Bad Gym?

John Lawless | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
John Lawless

The trick is understanding that there are both strong and weak reasons for you finally braving the sweat and toil of gym life; like anything, it's just a case of recognising what a good reason is and what isn't.

Mind Programming With Hypnosis Seems to Rock

Steve Miller | Posted 21.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Talking with a range of specialists gives me the opportunity to dig deep into how and what they do to help their own clients achieve the desired result. Here I reflect on a week of hypnotic interest.

My Problem With Transformation Pictures

Julie Creffield | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

Only 3% of women in the UK are totally happy with their bodies...that is ABSOLUTELY CRAZY...even the slim people are bloody unhappy with their bodies...don't you get it? slimness shouldn't be the goal...happiness should be regardless of what size you are. I argue that being unhappy is THE most unhealthiest way to be.

How Losing Weight Could Improve Your Chances of Getting Pregnant

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

One of the many reasons that women, and occasionally men, come to see me for weight loss advice is because they want to start a family, but are struggling. Did you know that obesity is a major cause of difficulty getting pregnant - and can increase the risk of miscarriage or problems during pregnancy and childbirth?

Simply Cut the Calories And Lose Weight? Wrong!

Dr Sally Norton | Posted 30.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Sally Norton

If you want to lose weight and improve your health, you just have to cut the calories you eat, right? Wrong. Research shows that replacing processed food with 'real', locally-sourced options can boost your health, and help you to lose weight!

Christina Briggs, If Katie Won't Help You I Will

Julie Creffield | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie Creffield

You don;t know what it feels like to be long term overweight Katie, nor do you know what it feels to live on a low income, or live in a culture where convenience food is the norm. Its all well and good sitting next to Christina with an understanding look of concern and a gentle pat on the arm but what are you actually going to do to help her Katie?

'Hey Fatty Boom Boom'

Kirsty Lemare | Posted 19.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Lemare

I beg you. Don't buy the mags with the fat shaming on the front, don't click the link with Kim K's rear on it (seriously, she is tiny in real life) and don't buy a size smaller then you are in embarrassment at what the till people will think of your actual size (just me?). The sooner we stop, the sooner we all smile a bit more, and nothing is more beautiful than that.

'You Don't Have To Become A Whale When Pregnant'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Controversial Instagram star and blogger Loni Jane Anthony, who was widely criticised for maintaining her fruit-based diet during pregnancy, has hit o...

Sugar, Not Fat, Is the Enemy

Nicholas Polo | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nicholas Polo

In the last ten years governments around the globe launched huge campaigns against the tobacco industry and rightly so. Holding a cigarette in the United States became such a taboo; you might as well be holding a gun instead! Sugar has become the new tobacco killer and governments have done very little, if anything at all, to tackle this problem. Why?

Fitness Is for Life Not Just for After Xmas

Steve Halsall | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Halsall

Yes, you have eaten too much, drank a few too many sherberts and had too many late nights. Your energy is low, your mood is like the great British weather. You are about to be bombarded by a load of smug, shiny, and bouncy holier than thou fitness 'experts' who will change your life.

New Year New You, Oh, Really?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

'New Year new you' really is such a superannuated catchphrase, such a yawn inducing cliché that I was inspired to use it as an icebreaker here-if only ironically.

'There Are No Benefits To A Strict Fruit Diet'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Loni Jane Anthony is the blogger at the centre of an online controversy, after details of her fruit and vegan diet were published online in a feature ...

Why Weight to be Famous? Or How to Make It in a World Obsessed With Physical Perfection

Rob Blakeman | Posted 19.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

In a world obsessed with Winners and Losers, only a progressive weight training regime will improve your shape and give you that Hollywood-style tight biceps and buns.

Its Official-Tough Gym Workouts Are Cathartic!

Rob Blakeman | Posted 04.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rob Blakeman

One way to elevate the appropriate emotions for working out is with Music. Fast, pounding rhythms can help us ignore other limiting factors such as the discomfort we feel as lactic acid builds up in the muscles as we work out.

Tuesday, 8am Meet Trainer in the Bedroom, Make Sure Bed is Made

Shannon Edwards | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Shannon Edwards

While technology has been a pervasive force in fitness, sports and training for sometime, it's the way it has entered into our bedrooms that has gotten a bit more interesting. From late night tweets from your trainer and Pilates studios looking for Facebook 'Likes' to monitoring your every move with a Fitbit-Jawbone-Fuelband device, fitness went hi-tech in at least, say, 2011.

Day 64! CX Worx - Aroundthefitnessworldin80days

Paula Yau | Posted 13.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paula Yau

I may have done the CXWorx class straight after the Bodyattack class (I had a wedding at the weekend and had to make up a class!), which arguably may have made me a tad tired but I figured a 30-minute class would be fine. The body can go through a lot if it knows that's only 30-minutes, I say.

David Gandy On Ice Cream That Can Help You Lose Weight

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Ice cream that can help you lose weight sounds like some cruel oxymoron dreamed up by a fictional email spammer, but a new low fat, gluten-free, no su...