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In the quest to get fit we need all the help we can get. Many of us use smart phones or running trackers to help motivate us and to track our progress. The latest gadget is even smaller than these; welcome the smart watch.
Not only will these smart watches link to and control your phone, but they will also act as a GPS, running or cycling tracker and also look very cool. Our pick is the motorola MotoActv. Primarily a … More
For a very simple and easy way to lose weight, try boredom. This is the conclusion of s study done by the University of Buffalo in New York State. People who eat the same meals every day consume fewer calories as they become less interested in their food. In a trial, women were give macaroni cheese for one week; by the end of the week they were eating 100 fewer calories per meal then they normally would. However, eating the same … More
For holiday makers and in particular businessmen subjected to lots of flights, jet lag can be debilitating and downright horrid. Here are some tips on overcoming jet lag..
The general rule is that it takes one day per hour of time change to recover when going east, a little less when going west. Some drugs help to combat the effects of jet lag in relation to sleep problems. Melatonin and modafinil both help to support hormones that regulate our sleep/wake cycle. … More
A new government initiative would see the size of biscuits reduced and the recipes made healthier in a bid to reduce our waistlines.
In a nutshell, here is the DDW summary: nanny state sees population getting fat. Nanny state dreams up crazy scheme (involving at least 8 committees and large sums of taxpayers cash) that will make us fatter and make the food companies more money.
Subsequent to the report everyone eats twice the amount of biscuits, believing … More
Ok, so you have been making an effort and have been doing some exercise (with your personal trainer I hope). Now for the hard bit; keeping it going and keeping fit.
Six tips to hang in there…
1 – Keep it regular. It’s much more effective and also physically and mentally easier to do a small amount often than letting it slide only to try a mammoth session to make up for your previous slackness. This will just put you off. No … More
It may have been fairly chilly up until this week, but the summer is just around the corner, and most of Britain knows it.
Swimsuit fear has already kicked in, as many start to count the calories this week, shows research.
XLS Medical a weight loss aid company, did research showing that 50% of the UK population will start a diet in preparation for their holiday. A 12-week diet starting today will have you in shape for the start of the summer holidays … More
Back in the depths of winter (so a few weeks ago) Windsor Observer journalist Hannah Shroot began her research into the DDW Windsor bootcamp. This involved doing a month’s worth of classes in all weather. She even came when it was raining and did all the burps, push ups and jumping squats asked of her. Her article will feature in the Windsor Observer tomorrow (Wednesday the 17th of April) so big thanks to her for making the … More
Nutrition for children is often seen to be less important that eating in adults. They are growing, after all, so surely they can have what they want? Not entirely. The most recent large scale survey in the UK reveals some startling facts; 25% of boys and 33% of girls aged between 2 and 19 are overweight or obese. The trend is upwards and shows little sign of slowing. Obesity has been shown to shorten life by an average of 9 … More
Celebrities, nutritionists, scientists and trainers have all warned about the dangers of starchy processed carbohydrates.
As a stone age being, we evolved to crave these sources of energy as they are the ones most easily digested and converted into blood glucose. More bang for the buck as it were, as these carbohydrates are easily used by the body for energy; particularly useful if you need an instant demand for energy in order to escape a sabre toothed tiger.
But fast forward to … More
Women are more likely than men to experience adverse effects from lack of sleep, a new study has concluded. The study, headed by Edward Suarez of Duke University in North Carolina found that for women, poor sleep is closely associated with high levels of psychological distress, greater feelings of hostility, depression and anger.
The study, which analysed the sleeping habits of 210 people, also found that the same amount of sleep deprivation in men did … More