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Obesity may be behind big rise in cancer of the gullet

Obesity may be behind big rise in cancer of the gullet | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
A genetic mutation triggered by the obesity epidemic could lie behind the dramatic increase in a type of cancer which is affecting the UK more than any other nation.
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Scary news here - but a reminder that sugar is the baddy,

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3 weeks on and 9 pounds down | Fat to Fantastic

3 weeks on and 9 pounds down | Fat to Fantastic | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
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Ready, Steady … are you committed? | Fat to Fantastic

Ready, Steady … are you committed? | Fat to Fantastic | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it

Today is a new day. It doesn’t matter if it is 07.00 or 7pm, we can make a commitment to become the fantastic person we are at any time.
You know you are fantastic already. You know you are a warm, lovable amazing person but sometimes the voice in your head tells you lots of negative stuff. We’ve got to ignore that nasty, hurtful voice. We’ve got to love ourselves more.


When we do love ourselves we will treat ourselves right, we will want to do the very best for us.

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I want to help you get focused on getting fit and healthy and even more fantastic than you are today- want to join in?

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Why do some doctors prescribe cholesterol-reducing medication for which there is zero evidence of benefit?

Why do some doctors prescribe cholesterol-reducing medication for which there is zero evidence of benefit? | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
In 2002 the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) in the US licensed the cholesterol-lowering drug ezetimibe (Zetia). This medication reduces ‘unhealthy’ LDL-
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Useful article, i'll certainly be saying no to Statins

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Lessons Learned from CEO's Painful Email Meltdown

Lessons Learned from CEO's Painful Email Meltdown | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
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wow, you have to be so careful on what you right ... a painful lesson for the CEO

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Obesity now seen as normal by society, warns Chief Medical Officer

Obesity now seen as normal by society, warns Chief Medical Officer | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Obesity is becoming a norm in society, England’s Chief Medical Officer has warned in her annual report on the state of the nation’s health.
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Why do so many people fall of the ‘diet wagon’ in the mid-late afternoon?

Why do so many people fall of the ‘diet wagon’ in the mid-late afternoon? | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
I came across this on-line piece today, which highlights a poll conducted by people from a campaign called ‘Seasonal Berries’. It purports to show that a ma
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Great advice - nuts, seeds and boiled eggs, perfect snacks

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Weight loss transitions: Top five tips for selling yourself when seeking a new job

Weight loss transitions: Top five tips for selling yourself when seeking a new job | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Studies have shown that overweight people often lack confidence when applying for jobs and might miss out as a result.
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I'm quoted extensively in this article.

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A simple trick for avoiding over-eating in the evening

A simple trick for avoiding over-eating in the evening | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
How much we eat is a factor of many different factors including how hungry we are, how palatable food is, how much ‘reward’ we get from food and social sett
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Good advice here - and with Christmas coming up we need to make sure we aren't so hungry when we go out for Christmas Parties that we head for thr junk food. Eat a small meal/ 25g of almonds before you go to hlep avoid temptation. An egg or chicken would work too.

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Why the Sleep-Deprived Crave Junk Food and Buy Higher Calorie Foods

Why the Sleep-Deprived Crave Junk Food and Buy Higher Calorie Foods | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
A recent study has revealed exactly how a lack of sleep may lead to junk food cravings.
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Scientific Fact: Overeating Is Not The Cause Of Obesity - Smarter Science of Slim with Jonathan Bailor and Carrie Brown

Scientific Fact: Overeating Is Not The Cause Of Obesity - Smarter Science of Slim with Jonathan Bailor and Carrie Brown | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
  “Saying that obesity is caused by eating too much is like saying that allergies are caused by breathing too much.” – Jonathan Bailor Commenting on his recent study at University of Colorado School of Medicine Dr.
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A reader writes: Is breakfast really ‘the most important meal of the day’?

A reader writes: Is breakfast really ‘the most important meal of the day’? | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
I had an interesting email this week on the subject of skipping breakfast. Here it is: Inconversation with my mother and on the subject of diets, she reminded
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Great article, I more recently have started to eating breakfast much later - some times skipping it completely but usally waiting till 11 and this is certainly helping me maintain my 10.5 stone (150 pounds0 weight loss

 

If i do eat gbreakfast it is almost always protein based - eggs or smoked mackeral, or scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, my particular favorite!

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Losing and maintaining | Fat to Fantastic

Losing and maintaining | Fat to Fantastic | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
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I lost 10 1/2 stone, and like so many people the weight went back on and it's hard to lose it again. But I've lost 31 pounds between May and August, and maintained for a month. Read on for my story.

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How to improve sleep through seeking and avoiding light at the right times

How to improve sleep through seeking and avoiding light at the right times | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
I came across this report last week of a study into sleep-wake cycles. A group of adults were monitored in their normal environments (with electrical lighting,
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I always read what Dr Biffa says - talks a lot of sense!

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How to Lose Weight: Stop Exercising, Start Having Fun — PsyBlog

How to Lose Weight: Stop Exercising, Start Having Fun — PsyBlog | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Psychology study finds way out of exercise-more-then-eat-more trap.
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Make exercise fun, don't think of it as exercise, likely to result in less snacking and thus weight loss!

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One simple way to boost brain function in later life? Get walking

One simple way to boost brain function in later life? Get walking | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
‘Mild cognitive impairment’ describes a state characterised by impair brain function that is not severe enough to be classified as dementia. Memory issues a
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How to sleep better

How to sleep better | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Richard Wiseman first became interested in the science of sleep when he began to experience night terrors over the course of two months. Once a week, he met with the devil in his bedroom, and so resolved to speak with sleep experts about the visits. It was then that he decided he wanted to investigate what happens during our mysterious eight hours each night.
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Some great suggestions here.

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Do we have the time – or the stomach – to eat 10 portions of fruit and veg a day?

Do we have the time – or the stomach – to eat 10 portions of fruit and veg a day? | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
The eating habits of millions of Britons were usurped this week when health experts announced that we should be eating more than the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. But do we really need to double our intake?
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Useful article, and realistic about what to do.

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Exercise to Age Well, Whatever Your Age

Exercise to Age Well, Whatever Your Age | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Becoming physically active in middle age, even if someone has been sedentary for years, substantially reduces the likelihood that he or she will become seriously ill or physically disabled in retirement, new research shows.
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Great article, its the little bits of exercise that can make a difference

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Who ate fewer of the pies? Scottish football clubs' weight loss initiative proves successful with fans

Who ate fewer of the pies? Scottish football clubs' weight loss initiative proves successful with fans | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Meat pies, sausage rolls and pints at half-time: it’s fair to say the average football league ground is, traditionally, not a bastion of the healthy lifestyle – not for the fans anyway.
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Very interesting, well worth a read

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The 4:3 diet? 5:2? Overnight? Why your fancy new year weight-loss regime won't work

The 4:3 diet? 5:2? Overnight? Why your fancy new year weight-loss regime won't work | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
I once invented my own New Year diet. I might have made a million if I had gone for it full pelt, worked it into a book and sprinkled it with the all-important celebrity stardust. But I lacked the application – and the celebrity friends.
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You really DO need to get sweaty to make a difference to your health

You really DO need to get sweaty to make a difference to your health | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Researchers at Flinders University, in Adelaide, and the University of South Australia, found a high-intensity workout results in the same amount of fat loss as two hours of moderate-intensity exercise, such as walking.
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I don't agree entirely, as for older and/or unfit people walking is just as good as long as you walk at a brisk pace, you want to be slightly out of breath.

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Scientific Fact: Eating Less Does Not Effectively Enable Lasting Fat Loss | Jonathan Bailor | The Smarter Science of Slim | Get Fit - Lose Weight - Feel Great | Eat More, Exercise Less - Smarter | ...

Scientific Fact: Eating Less Does Not Effectively Enable Lasting Fat Loss | Jonathan Bailor | The Smarter Science of Slim | Get Fit - Lose Weight - Feel Great | Eat More, Exercise Less - Smarter | ... | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
  While researching weight loss, University of Wisconsin researchers R.E. Keesey and M.D. Hirvonen discovered that “metabolism declines by an amount significantly in excess of that expected from the loss in metabolically active tissue.
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Why does adding ‘calorific’ nuts to the diet not usually cause weight gain?

Why does adding ‘calorific’ nuts to the diet not usually cause weight gain? | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
Much of our thinking about weight control has been dictated by the calorie principle – the idea that our body weight is determined by the balance of calories
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Useful. I too find almonds very filling and included these in my daily diet when I lose 10 stone in weight

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Are your genes stopping you from getting a six-pack?

Are your genes stopping you from getting a six-pack? | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
The equation is simple: the more exercise you do, the fitter you become. The message has been pumped into us by government campaigns, shouty PE teachers and celebrities on the make.
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Interesting article, but I don't think this means we should stop exercising just being realistic on what we will look like.

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What's my Real Body Fat Percentage?

What's my Real Body Fat Percentage? | Fit & Healthy | Scoop.it
One of the most widely used methods of measuring your weight for health reasons is the Body Mass Index, but just how useful is this and what are the more accurate measurement options for body fat percentage?
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Very useful article, I remember Ben used to measure me using calipers and I'm wondering if I should find someone else qualified to use them. Poliquin trained fitness professionals are the ones to look out for.

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