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At DDW one of our specialist fields is fitness for the over 50s. In many ways the older you get the greater the benefits of strength and fitness become; as we age being fit and strong becomes exponentially more effective at improving quality of life.
Someone young and unfit can still enjoy themselves and be independent; they are mobile, have the strength to do fun things like adventure parks, dancing in a club or playing a sport. But as we age being … More
A health study in the US using vending machines has found that if you are made to wait just 25 seconds then sugary chocolate treats become less desirable. So much so that you will most likely change your mind, stop craving chocolate and opt for a healthier snack instead.
Scientists installed countdown timers in vending machines, forcing people to wait for 25 seconds before the item that they selected became available. The study then made a healthier option instantly available, so that … More
Those that attend the hallowed halls of Strathclyde University doing an MBA (one of the highest rated in the UK) may rightly feel smug about their prospects in life. Their average starting salary after leaving will be around £60,000 a year; not bad for a starting wage considering the average UK wage currently stands at around £23,000 according the the Office for National Statistics. But in truth you probably make the same money as an MBA graduate.
After graduation some, about … More
Weight loss and the law of diminishing returns
Weight loss has a connection to economics in more than one way. In economics, which is where the phrase “diminishing returns” originates, the law of diminishing returns is also referred to as the law of diminishing marginal returns. It states that “in a production process, as one input variable is increased, there will be a point at which the marginal per unit output will start to decrease, holding all other factors constant. In other … More
Top 20 Chocolates under 200 calories
Although weight loss requires a calorific deficit – to lose 2lbs a week we need to eat 500 calories less than we need each day – sustainability welcomes treats here and there, as does your sanity.
There is also an element of keeping your inner chimp happy. This chimp is your Stone Age inheritance, the part of your brain that doesn’t understand supermarkets or diets. She’s an emotional being, subject to moods, but also doesn’t … More
It must be our most requested topic. The question asked most often. Can you give me a list of healthy foods? This may sound like an easy task, yet nutrition and what we should eat remain contradictory, confusing and complex at best. At worst the nutritional debate is liable to make you cross and hungry.
Our list of healthy foods is simple and by no means exhaustive. To include everything would be to err on the side of impracticality. For a more … More
Weekend warriors who embark on an exercise blitz over the weekend – despite being office and couch potatoes during the week – enjoy almost the same health benefits as regular exercisers, a new study says. Up until now scientists believed that the damage done by 5 days of inactivity could not be overcome by weekend exercise. The new study however, shows that even the weekend warriors’ lifestyle of no exercise followed by intense weekend activity was enough to afford significant health … More
The media is full of articles on how to keep a New Year’s resolution at the moment. But here are some tips to finally make it happen from real experts in the field. For over 12 years we’ve been helping clients from all walks to lose weight, hit long forgotten targets, improve their lives and get fit. Here’s what we’ve learned.
1 – Keep it simple. Too many goals will leave you with too much on your plate making failure likely. Instead … More
Back in August the DDW team of Diana Tombs, Karma Fields and head trainer Adam Atkinson began training for the BIRC – the British Indoor Rowing Championships. Attended by over 1500 athletes from around the globe, including team GB rowers, national champions and world champions, the championship races take place on Concept 2 machines, the Olympic standard. Although the event is attended by elite athletes and Olympic medalists, it is hugely inclusive, with schools, teams and 80 year olds all … More
Does low fat milk make you fat? In fact, does fat make you fat? At Diets Don’t Work PT we preach the benefits of the whole food diet wherever possible, combined with structured exercise and occasional treats to keep you sane. Much of the initial education that we offer personal training clients looks at fat, protein and carbohydrate (in particular sugar) and the effect that the latter have on blood sugar levels, insulin and fat storage. Ie the consumption of … More