It’s only in recent years that the crucial importance of sleep has started to become recognised. Some of you may have seen the BBC documentary last week in which Michael Mosley highlighted just how important deep sleep is for proper functioning. It seems like quite a lot of his information might have come from one… Continue reading Sleep like your life depended on it (it may well do)
With just a couple of months to go before we hit the beaches at home and abroad in earnest, now really is the last chance to take the decision to lose some weight and tone up so we look our best in the sunshine. With a realistic target of a pound a week weight… Continue reading Last call for those trying to get in shape for the beach this Summer.
Over 40? Following all the guidelines about eating a healthy diet? Exercising regularly? Are you one of the millions doing all the ‘right’ things, yet just can’t shift all that unsightly fat? As a fitness professional, I deal with this kind of situation every day and know that it is about a lot… Continue reading Are you over 40, doing all the right things, but not losing weight? Read on..
Epilogue For seven memorable days I ran, jogged, walked, climbed, crawled and finally limped and hobbled this magnificent trail. 300 kilometres over just 7 days may not be the fastest but I gave it my all. Incredibly I have climbed the equivalent of the ascent of Everest (35,000 feet) during this time. I have seen… Continue reading Running the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path: Epilogue.
According to my distance chart there remained about another 40 kms to do on the final day. This would be painful but I knew I would do it. I didn’t realise just how bad my blisters would get however. The early part of the day is just a blur. All I can remember is counting… Continue reading Running the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path: Episode 6 The Trail conquered at last.
Another long hot day in the sun, concluding in the beautiful big harbour at Dale, boats of all kinds glistening in the setting sun by the time I got there. Well over 50 kilometres of the usual ascent followed by descent all day long. By now, this had become totally habitual – this is what… Continue reading Running the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path; Episode 5 On to Dale, the dreaded Power Station and Freshwater West and East.
Can anyone anywhere produce a single shred of scientific evidence that calorie counting theory has any validity whatsoever? Practically everybody, especially the authorities, will tell you that if you create a certain calorific deficit by reducing calorie intake or increasing activity, then you will lose a specific amount of weight. Indeed, if you question this… Continue reading Zero scientific evidence for calories in vs calories out theory.
People frequently ask me what kind of training is best for weight loss. Should I be doing high intensity interval training, low or steady state cardio or resistance training, or perhaps a combination of these? The truth? It actually makes very little difference which method you choose in terms of weight loss. Physical activity of… Continue reading So which type of training is best for weight loss?
Weight loss programme – January 2017. Thanks for your enquiry. Here is a quick rough guide to the various options which can be discussed further at an initial totally free, no obligation, consultation. This programme follows a number of basic tried and tested principles that results consistently show leads to better weight management, improved physical… Continue reading Full details of weight loss programme, costs, options etc.
In 2016; G, female, aged 32, lost 10 kgs in 6 months. B, male, aged 42, lost 5 kgs in 3 months and achieved his goal of completing a 439 kms bike ride in the Alps. D, male, aged 72, lost 8 kgs in 6 months, can now run nearly 2 kms in 10 minutes,… Continue reading Wanted; 4 people to lose weight and feel better – results guaranteed or your money back!