Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Personal Training - Special Offer

For a limited time, Tommy is offering Personal Training for 2 or more people.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

Is sleep impacting on your weight loss?

How much sleep to you get?  Somehow, somewhere along the line, we have come to view sleep as an optional extra.  We boost that we ‘get by’ on 5 hours or some such number.  For years that’s what I have done. 

The latest research ‘Why we Sleep’ by Matthew Walker, tells us very clearly that insufficient sleep is catastrophic for all sorts of reasons. 

There is a long list of dangers associated with too little sleep:

·         Increased risk of cancer

·         Increased risk of sports injury

·         Increased risk of Alzheimers

·         Increased risk of diabetes

·         Increased risk of stroke and heart disease

·         Increased risk of immune deficiency

·         Increased risk of a number of mental health problems

·         Weight gain

It’s the last one that we are focussing on today.

Leptin and Ghrelin are two hormones that together work to control and regulate food intake.

Leptin lets you know when you are full and Ghrelin triggers a sensation of hunger. 

Research has shown (proper research, under controlled circumstances by Van Cauter at the University of Chicago) that people who have only four to five hours of sleep opportunity a night have higher levels  of Ghrelin and lower levels of Leptin than those who had eight hours of sleep opportunity.  Sleep opportunity means time in bed, dark, cool room, no screens.  This means that sleep deprived people crave food and really struggle to feel full (sound familiar?). 

So, you can cut the calories but without adequate sleep you will really struggle to lose weight.  So, cut the caffeine, drop the alcohol and get to bed.  Make sleep a priority, not an optional extra – I guarantee you’ll feel better.

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Easter Opening Times

Good Friday 30th March
Saturday 31st March
Willingham 08:00 – 14:00
Bluntisham 08:00 - 12:00
Easter Sunday 1st April
Easter Monday 2nd April

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

How to avoid type 2 diabetes without medication

Type 2 diabetes usually starts a bit later in life and occurs because you either don’t make enough insulin or the insulin you have doesn’t work properly.  11.9M of us are at risk of developing this and over 1M of us have it but don’t know.  You can check your risk on the diabetesUK website

Why does it matter?

If diabetes isn’t managed correctly it can lead to blindness, kidney failure, stroke and death – so worth thinking about!

Symptoms include needing a wee more often, feeling very thirsty, tiredness, unexplained weight loss.  If you are worried, go to your GP.

However, we can all do a great deal to prevent type 2 diabetes from occurring. 

Being overweight and having a large waist measurement adds to our risk of type 2 diabetes – so…

Keep your portion sizes reasonable and leave out the high sugar foods and drinks. 

Keep the alcohol intake down as low as possible

Get some sleep – go for 7 hours a night – really important !

And of course – exercise – but you knew we would say that !

Your health is in your hands