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How quickly can I get fat? Those of you who have tried (and succeeded) to lose weight will know that to lose one pound of fat you need to eat 500 calories a day less that you burn. This comes to 3500 calories a week. Logic dictates therefore that if you eat 500 calories a day more than you need then you will put on 2lbs of fat a week. However, in reality it is not just a numbers game. … More
Get fit and look amazing for as little as £28 a week with a highly qualified DDW personal trainer in Windsor, Maidenhead and Sunningdale. We know many of you are pressed for time, so from autumn 2014 we are now offering ½ hour personal training sessions from £28 a session.
Having a dedicated professional look after your health and fitness gives you the best possible chance of getting (and staying) fit and trim. Struggling to do it alone? Our ½ hour … More
Having won our successful summer challenge and completed 60 push ups in one minute, Roger Huntingford has just been named by Ladbrookes as the favourite for our next autumn challenge – the burpee test. How many burpees can you do in one minute? Can you stop him winning again?
There will once again be ladies and gents trophies to put in your cabinets, plus kudos and respect from your other trainees. Winners will also be … More
Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, with a Costa or starbucks opening on every street corner it would seem. People spend time and effort trying to stay in shape bbd keeping slim by watching what they eat; often though we neglect the calories hidden in liquids that we drink so often.
That cappuccino on the way to work may well be sabotaging your weight loss. Just a single drink from Starbucks could be as much as … More
Out this week is the news that yet another study has shown that waist measurement, as opposed to weight, is the most important guide to health and longevity.
Researchers have come up with a simple formula to deduce how long a person will live for, and how many years you will lose if you are overweight. Measure your waist (without breathing in). If this measurement is half your height or less than you should live to the average life expectancy of … More
The thousands of UK patients that go through painful knee surgery may only be getting negligible benefits, a new study has discovered. As people get older the meniscus – the cartilage in the knee that acts as a shock absorber – thins out, making it more likely to tear. Researchers in Canada studies 811 procedures and the results were published in the Canadian medical Association Journal; they found that there was little evidence to show that … More
Want to run faster? Many of us are have-a-go runners; some of us run competitively, or have at least done the odd 10k or half marathon for charity. But if we really wanted to step up and become great, what running tips could we get from double Olympic and European champion Mo Farah? How can we run faster?
Research published this week shows that British dogs are now among the fattest in the world, mirroring a trend among their “coach potato” owners. Four years ago 35% of dogs were overweight now the figure is 50%. Labradors are the most frequent patients at a specialist clinic, some of them are twice the weight they should be. Vets say being overweight can shorten the life of a dog by around 2 years or 20%.
Alex German from Liverpool University who runs … More
White meat is healthiest concludes new Harvard study. In a new BBC Horizon program to air this evening, DR Micheal Mosley investigates the health effects of eating meats, from white meats, to processed ones to red meat.
In the UK we eat an average of 70g of red meat per person, while 25% of men eat almost twice as much. Despite the bad press, red meat dies contain good things. It is a great source of iron, protein … More
Last September Diets Don’t Work creator Adam Atkinson took part in the Virgin Kitesurfing Armada – an attempt to set a world record for the largest armada of kite surfers on the water at the same time. The parade was led out by keen kitesurfer Richard Branson, and succeeded in setting a record with 318 kite surfers passing through the one mile course at Hayling Island. The Virgin Kitesurfing Armada was featured in all the … More