Tagged: overweight

Weight Loss for Health


Since the start of January, the media has been full of weight loss plans and exercise regimes. My gym, which was quiet over Christmas, was full to the brim on Monday and I struggled to park the car at 6.30am … Continue reading


PHE launches Change4Life campaign around children’s snacking


Public Health England (PHE) has launched the first Change4Life campaign specifically promoting healthier snacks in order to help parents take better control of their children’s snacks. Shockingly, half of children’s sugar intake, currently around 7 sugar cubes a day, comes … Continue reading


Link between cancer and obesity higher in women


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


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


Risk Factors and Treatment for Varicose Veins



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


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


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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!



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?


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


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


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?


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


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