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HIIT (high intensity interval training) has had lots of press over the last 2 years, from the BBC Horizon programme “The truth about exercise” to the well publicised Andrew Marr incident. Many accredited studies have shown that HIIT will increase aerobic fitness (VO2 max) as well as providing all the health benefits of longer duration exercise. Its time efficiency and effectiveness have made it very popular; but what are the optimal number of intervals?
In the BBC Horizon programme, Dr Michael … More
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If you spend hours sitting down, then get up, says a new study. Sitting for long periods gives people larger derrieres researchers have found. A study by Tel Aviv University looked at fat cells in the body and found that those exposed to “sustained, chronic pressure”, like those forces exerted in long periods of sitting, experience accelerated growth of lipid droplets, molecules that carry fats.
That is to say, the fat cells expand, becoming 50% larger and gaining mass, leading to … More
A lack of sleep through night time iPad fiddling could contribute to obesity and the adult onset of diabetes , says a new report. The researchers say that asking patients about sleep should be just as important to GPs as questions about smoking, alcohol and eating habits. German and Swiss scientists, writing in The Lancet, noted a connection between lack of sleep (and also poor quality sleep) and the likelihood of many metabolic disorders.
Getting less than 5-6 hours of sleep … More
While rummaging through a client’s fridge this morning, we found several well known branded yoghurts. Aimed at children, they contained blueberries and boasted of having no aded colour or flavourings. A healthy choice, one might think. A quick glance at the label, however, showed that it contained over 18g of sugar. That’s 4 and a 1\2 teaspoons.
In 1972 a respected UK Nutritionist, Professor John Yudkin, published a book with the title “pure, white and deadly”. In a time when the … More
Many of us will have a relative or know someone who is taking beta blockers to control their blood pressure. However there is growing evidence that the side effects of taking these drugs may outweigh the benefits. The side effects of taking beta blockers can include dizziness, blurred vision, tiredness and loss of balance; in a new study by the University of Yale, scientists have discovered that the risk of dying from a fall increases by 40% among older people … More
A person’s risk of dying from a coronary heart attack or a stroke is doubled when they have a broken heart (or broken heart syndrome), new research shows. The risk is greatest in the first month of heartbreak, and then declines after that. A study by St George’s Hospital in London looked at GP data for 30,000 bereaved people aged 60 to 89 to the records of 84,000 people in the same age bracket whose partners were still alive. They … More
Hitting the fridge and going to town is one of the well known effects of taking cannabis. But up until now scientists have been unable to explain the relationship; how does the active ingredient of cannabis (tetrahydrocannabinol or THC) cause such a surge in appetite?
But a new study by researchers at the University of Bordeaux has found that THC binds to cannabinol receptors in the brain dramatically increasing the sense of taste and smell which in turn stimulates the appetite. Although the … More
It has been widely accepted that doing brain teasers like sudoku or crosswords can protect against the onset of degenerative brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia. However there is now a growing amount of evidence that physical exercise is just as important. In a new study by the University of Pittsburgh, on subjects aged between 60 to 80 years, it has been discovered that two crucial parts of the brain (the Hippocampus and the prefrontal cortex) can be regenerated through … More