Tagged: overweight

Link between cancer and obesity higher in women

13Oct

As someone who has recently lost weight (22 pounds or 9.7kg in new money) I was interested to read a recent study published in The Lancet. A recent cancer diagnosis within my family made me stop and think. I’m middle-aged … Continue reading

  

Successful Weight Loss

19Sep

So many people out there are having difficulties with their weight, in fact more and more people are becoming overweight and plenty are on a losing battle to reduce the weight they have gained for a couple of reason. Firstly, … Continue reading

  

Weight loss surgery: which option is best for me?

13Dec

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Being overweight can have all sorts of side-effects. There are lots of well-advertised health risks associated, like heart attacks and strokes, but it can affect you in other ways too. It can cause your joints to hurt, make it difficult … Continue reading

  

Risk Factors and Treatment for Varicose Veins

27May

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As the sun comes out and hemlines rise, thoughts often turn to legs. Few women who have reached their thirties are lucky enough to have the flawless skin of youth. Time and childbearing frequently conspire to mar an otherwise shapely … Continue reading

  

UK workers knock 4 years off lives due to poor lifestyle

24Jun

A new study has revealed that bad lifestyle choices are costing British employees over four years off their lives, making them unhealthy and old before their time. The first Britain’s Healthiest Company Index*, run by PruHealth, the health insurer and … Continue reading

  

New year weight loss & exercise

7Jan

New year weight loss and exercise

Happy New Year. Well I’m 10 weeks away from the half marathon …. yikes! And so far the furthest I’ve run is 3.6 miles so I have a a lot to do in a very short time-frame. I only went … Continue reading

  

Chronic diseases now the biggest healthcare burden

14Dec

An interesting article has appeared in PM Live, based on several articles recently published in The Lancet. These articles reveal that advancements in treating infections and tackling malnutrition have seen chronic diseases and disability become the biggest global healthcare burdens. … Continue reading

  

Time to stop the excuses and take action

12Dec

A friend shared this e-card with me via my Facebook. It made me laugh and I shared it amongst my friends. Then I got thinking …. losing weight is not easy, and maintaining a healthy weight is even harder. It’s … Continue reading

  

Safe and Healthy Ways To Lose Weight

7Sep

Losing weight is something many people struggle with over the years because they have a hard time finding a diet that works for them. Using the tips provided you should be able to get to a healthy weight you can … Continue reading

  

How I lost weight

10Aug

Last  year I lost 20 pounds in weight over the course of three months, going from a size 16 (UK) to a size 12. Unlike previously, when the weight piled back on again within an alarmingly short time, this time … Continue reading

  

Health care and confusing profit, patient, cost and quality.

16Jul

Danny Lieberman, the founder of Pathcare – talks about why we should be spending less money on healthcare and more on collaboration. The root cause of big failures is always hubris. Think about hubris in healthcare when you read this … Continue reading

  

The men who made us fat

22Jun

Whatever you conclude from this blog post, there is no getting away from the fact that as a nation we are fatter than we were 50 years ago. Up until the 1950’s, obesity was not an issue but by the … Continue reading

  

Online Clinic on Weight Loss with NHS Choices

30May

NHS Choices and talkhealth have teamed up with Weight Concern to present an ‘Online Clinic on Weight Loss‘ from 30 May – 8 June 2012. Leading weight loss experts will be on hand throughout the whole of the week to answer your … Continue reading

  

Risk of Malignant Melanoma linked to blood pressure study finds

18May

The main risk for both Malignant Melanoma and Non-Melanoma Skin Cancers is exposure to UV light, whether direct from the sun or from artificial sources such as sun-beds. However there may be other unexplored risk factors which may add to … Continue reading

  

Sweat Your Pants Off!

12Mar

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Now I’m very old school when it comes to diet and exercise. I believe in eating sensibly and move as much as you can . So when I started to read up on these new super pants that help you … Continue reading

  

As a nation are we in denial about our weight?

2Jan

I read, with interest, an article in the Mail Online today about the increasing size of our nation entitled One in four Britons are obese but most of them are in denial. The study was carried out by Slimming World … Continue reading

  

1 in 4 women in UK obese

25Nov

British women are the most obese of all women in Europe. A new study has revealed that 23.9% off British women are obese. It was also found that 16.6% of 16-24 year old women in the UK are severely overweight. … Continue reading

  

Plate that could help you lose weight

21Nov

A talking plate could be the answer to the UK’s obesity woes. The £1500 plate from Sweden is to be used in a new initiative by the NHS. Underneath the plate is a scale that weighs the food and a small computer … Continue reading

  

Latte or Earl Grey? Was I in control of me?

17Oct

Well – how did I get on over the weekend I hear you ask? Well, I had a lovely afternoon with a friend drinking …… EARL GREY tea! In the queue to order I had to stare at the muffins … Continue reading

  

My first blog

15Oct

Where to start ….. I’ve always had issues with my weight. I vaguely remember as a little girl being denied some of the cakes and sweets others were having and I’m grateful to my mother for not allowing me to … Continue reading

  

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