Thursday, 14 May 2015

Skipping Breakfast

I have just read an interesting article on eating breakfast – it says that those who skip breakfast tend to be less healthy – Farshchi R (2005). But it might be because people who miss breakfast then go on to eat unhealthy foods during the day. However, a study in 2009 showed increased body fat in those who skipped breakfast, so there could be something in the breakfast lark?
How about giving it a try? If you usually skip breakfast try eating something before you go to work and see what the impact is. And I don’t mean those Crunchy Nut Cornflakes – go for sustainable carbs like Weetabix or porridge – you just might avoid that packet of biscuits for elevenses. Let me know what you think.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

By 2030 that the majority of Britons will be overweight or obese

We are told that by 2030 that the majority of Britons will be overweight or obese.  73% of men and 63% of women will be overweight.  (Guardian 06.05.15)
Does it matter?  Is being fat just going to be ‘normal’?  Well, I think it does matter and I’ll tell you why.

If you are overweight;

·         You are at risk of diabetes

·         You are at risk of cardiac disease, high blood pressure and stroke

·         Your joints will ache from the extra weight

·         You will struggle to carry out normal everyday tasks

·         You will get breathless easily

·         You risk urinary incontinence

·         You are likely to have back ache

·         You might feel fed up with yourself

·         Your sex life might suffer

·         You are more likely to feel tired from carrying around extra weight (if you know how much extra you weigh – try finding something of an equivalent weight and carry it around)

·         Bits of skin will rub against other bits of skin and get sore

 Don’t worry – help is at hand !!  Get to one of our gyms (or if you live too far away – get in contact – we have a brand new on line system coming very soon) and take some advice

We can help with exercise programmes and nutritional advice (join our free weight management programme).  And we will be here to help and support you on your journey

What have you got to lose?