The Science Behind the Benefits of Fitness Boot Camps

Boot camps have taken the fitness world by storm, growing in popularity to an extent that there is a boot camp for just about everything – brides who want to trim down for their wedding, new recruits looking to get in shape for basic training, people seeking a prison-style workout taught by former convicts, 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 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

Health Change Behaviour: Do Partners Have Any Influence?

Research Paper Title The Influence of Partner’s Behaviour on Health Behaviour Change: The English Longitudinal Study of Ageing. Importance Couples are highly concordant for unhealthy behaviours, and a change in one partner’s health behaviour is often associated with a change in the other partner’s behaviour. However, no studies have explicitly compared the influence of having a… Read More

Why There’s No Point Telling Me To Lose Weight

This article, by Emma Lewis writing in the British Medical Journal, looks at the issue of losing weight from the perspective of a patient in a GP consultation. It makes for a very interesting read. I am one of over 97% of people for whom dieting does not lead to sustained weight loss.1 2 3… Read More