The Motivation to Benefit from Exercise

There is no doubt about the benefits of exercise. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases and conditions. Despite the wealth of information about the benefits of exercise, sedentary adults often find it hard to  change their behaviour in a sustainable manner. The… Read More

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Nutrition & Your Workout

Whether your goal is weight loss, muscle gain or improved fitness, what you eat and drink before, during, after your workout can make a big difference to your results. Proper nutrition and hydration will help optimise energy levels during your workout and help your body to recover effectively between sessions. Nutrition strategies can be planned… Read More

What’s Wrong with Non-regulated Interventions & Trials?

The following article (written by Rafeal Dal-Re, Michael Bracken & John Ioannidis in the BMJ) is a timely reminder to authors, journalists and consumers about the pros and cons of non-regulated interventions and trials. Efforts to promote the availability of data from clinical trials have been led predominantly by regulators (EMA, 2014) or drug companies… Read More

Football’s FFIT Programme: Men, Fitness & Health

Research Paper Title Football Fans in Training: The Development and Optimization of an Intervention Delivered through Professional Sports Clubs to Help Men Lose Weight, Become More Active and Adopt Healthier Eating Habits. Background The prevalence of obesity in men is rising, but they are less likely than women to engage in existing weight management programmes.… Read More