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Are home schooled children leaner than traditionally schooled kids?

Colin Chambersactivity, general health, obesity, pressure, weight loss Leave a Comment

I saw the article Home schooled children leaner than traditionally schooled kids and just had to share and keep it. It is just one study but it’s an important consideration. The impact of school on socialisation and health. The study makes clear these results came before the latest health standards were implemented at school but also makes clear the dependence you …

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Tackling Diabetes through exercise

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At university, I learnt how much exercise can do for Diabetes, particularly Type II. Since then I have spent a lot of time researching further to really understand the topic. It just sounds too good to be true. The great thing is that all the evidence backs up what I learnt. Since then I’ve been searching for the best way …

How can you lose weight and be happy?

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I’m planning a series of articles on weight loss tips and weight loss resources. Something I’ve been researching for years. There is so much to say but of course so much has already been said. That’s why I thought I would start with something that seems to get forgotten. Happiness. Why are you trying to lose weight and particularly what …

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Obesity: What you can do

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Why is obesity prevalent now compared to 100 years ago or 1,000? and why is it also prevalent in the western developed nations but not less developed ones? The answer to these questions is wonderfully short and simple. Where obesity is prevalent two things have changed and completely disrupted the normal balancing act that the pre-existing cultures and lifestyles depended …

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Exercise alters metabolism in minutes

Colin Chambersactivity, cells, diabetes, insulin resistance, metabolism, movement, obesity, pre-diabetes, training, Uncategorized, vascular diseases, weight loss Leave a Comment

Exercise has an impact on your health within minutes. That is the insight I take from a New York Times piece explaining how exercise changes fat and muscle cells.It is in interesting piece exploring the extra detail we are now gaining about just how exercise affects muscle and fat cells. Of course that mostly means extra detail about something we …

Obesity: Cell energy 101

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How do humans store and use energy? One of my friends just asked me to explain the obesity situation in terms of how humans store energy. Why is fat such a problem?  Good question. My reply is below. It’s a short introduction on energy and how humans use it. I’ve kept it very brief on purpose. Just explaining enough to …

The men who made us fat

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I’m watching the the second episode of “The men who made us fat” by the BBC. I’m impressed. I’m used to seeing these kinds of programme. I’ve heard most of it before but I like the way it’s put together. I think it’s really nailing the point that we’re eating much more than we used to and that portion sizes …

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Hunger tips

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Part of making food fun is banishing hunger. When I’m celebrating, say at Christmas, I want to eat what I want. No restrictions. Then after in the new year and other times I still want to enjoy food but eat less of it and restore the balance to my weight. Sounds simple but, if you’ve actually tried it, you’ll know …

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Accessorise your food

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This blog is about bringing fun into life as much as possible. Exploring the ways you can do this is, in itself, part of the fun and part of the journey. I found a whole new way of making food fun when I watched a bunch of cooking shows and realised that a meal is often a key ingredient or …

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Calorie and nutrient intake over time

Colin Chambersactivity, balance, cells, diabetes, general health, Health Marketing, key posts, lifestyle, metabolism, nutrition, obesity, Physical Education, pre-diabetes, steps, vascular diseases, weight loss, Well being Leave a Comment

I’ve noticed for many years that physical activity is a great way to maintain or lose weight because by being active you get to add to your life. It’s a positive thing. Many people instantly tell me they don’t like being active but I quickly and consistently find things they like doing that are active that they didn’t realise could …