Babies, Weight Gain & Other Stuff

“During pregnancy the baby only accounts for 6-8lbs of weight gain, the rest is other ‘stuff’.” (REPS UK, 2017, p.5). Reference REPS UK (2017) Cheat Sheet! Fitness Matters: Official Magazine of REPS UK. Issue, Spring 2017. Leeds: Coachwise Limited. Advertisements Advertisements


What are the Weight Management Experiences of Overweight & Obese RN Personnel?

Research Paper Title Weight Management Experiences of Overweight and Obese Royal Navy Personnel. Abstract Interviews with 21 overweight and obese Royal Navy (RN) personnel were conducted to understand their perceived facilitators and barriers to weight management. It was found that the following themes were perceived as relevant to participants’ weight management experiences in the RN: The naval environment and… Read More

Fatherhood & Weight Gain: Up or Down?

Research Paper Title Longitudinal Study of Body Mass Index in Young Males and the Transition to Fatherhood. Background Despite a growing understanding that the social determinants of health have an impact on body mass index (BMI), the role of fatherhood on young men’s BMI is understudied. This longitudinal study examined BMI in young men over… Read More

Fast Food & Weight Gain

Consuming fast food more than twice a week has a strongly positive association with weight gain and doubles the risk of insulin resistance. Reference Pereira, M.A., Kartashov, A.I., Ebbeling, C.B., Van Horn, L., Slattery, M.L., Jacobs, D.R. (2005) Fast-food Habits, Weight Gain, and Insulin Resistance (the CARDIA study): 15-year Prospective Analysis. Lancet. 365, pp.36-42.

Research: Sleep, Food & Weight Gain

It takes just five consecutive days of inadequate sleep to increase food intake in excess of energy needs, leading to weight gain. Scientists found that average expenditure of energy per day increased by about 5% when participants were allowed to sleep for up to five hours, compared with a sleeping period of up to nine… Read More

Research: Work Factors & Weight Change

Research Paper Title: Psychosocial Work Environment Factors and Weight Change: A Prospective Study of Danish Haelth Care Workers. Background Lifestyle variables may serve as important intermediate factors between psychosocial work environment and health outcomes. Previous studies, focussing on work stress models have shown mixed and weak results in relation to weight change. This study aimed… Read More

Research: Socioeconomics & Weight Gain

Research Paper Title Multiple Socioeconomic Determinants of Weight Gain: The Helsinki Health Study. Background Socioeconomic differences in weight gain have been found, but several socioeconomic determinants have not been simultaneously studied using a longitudinal design. The aim of this study was to examine multiple socioeconomic determinants of weight gain. Methods Mail surveys were conducted in… Read More