10,000 Steps – The Marketing Tool That Became the Goal

In 1965 a Japanese Doctor released a pedometer, and named it ‘Manpo-Kei’ which literally translates as 10,000 steps. A great piece of marketing, but with no real science backing. 10,000 steps is however a useful target for many people, as it stretches you to be more active than usual, especially for those in office-based sedentaryContinue reading “10,000 Steps – The Marketing Tool That Became the Goal”

How to Make it a New Year’s ReVolution

The start of a new year feels significant, as we can easily look back over the last 12 months and sum up our successes and failures. The idea of ‘starting fresh’ in a new year is attractive, but considering how many resolutions fail to stick, there has to be more than that to making longContinue reading “How to Make it a New Year’s ReVolution”

Remove Shame from your Diet – Liz Josefsberg

We have a complicated relationship with food. We are designed to want food, as our primitive brain is wired to consume whenever we see, smell or talk about food. But with such abundance it is easy to over-eat. We get intense pleasure from sugary food, and can start to use it to deal with stressfulContinue reading “Remove Shame from your Diet – Liz Josefsberg”

The 5:2 Diet – Dr Michael Mosley

The 5:2 diet is a great introduction to intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting simply means you pick periods of your week to stop eating. One of the simplest, and most pain-free examples is the 5:2 diet. The idea is that 2 days a week you only eat a very small amount, just enough to stave offContinue reading “The 5:2 Diet – Dr Michael Mosley”