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Why move?

Back in the day we used to move for literal survival – to find food and escape danger. Today we still need to move for survival, but for very differ...
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Calcium

Calcium

Calcium is a mineral that’s essential for many body functions and for its structure. We store an impressive 1kg of calcium in the body and it's very...
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Protein priority order

Protein Priority Order

What is protein and how much protein should you eat each day? Surprisingly for some there is as much protein in vegetables as in meat, dairy and fish....
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The thyroid

The thyroid is a gland in the neck, about the size of a plum and weighing less than a slice of bread. Despite its diminutive size and weight the thyro...
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Mums and our health

Mums and our health

Mums play a vital role in their children’s physicality and health. Not just through genes but through how they ate during pre-maternal years and pre...
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Do nothing every day

Do nothing every day

It’s important to have balance and variety in our lives so, as a counterpoint to my post about doing more exercise, I’d also encourage you...
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Increase your neat – exercise for weight loss

Increase your NEAT

We all know deep down that it’s energy in versus energy out when it comes to staying at a healthy weight. (By the way, there is such a thing as ...
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Sugar sugar

So good I named it twice :-) But seriously, there’s loads of hype about sugar and it’s pure hysteria to say we need to cut sugar from t...
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Appetite

Appetite

Humans have evolved a system that tells us when and how much to eat so that our nutritional and functional needs are met. Hunger centres in the brain ...
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Food as reward

Sometimes, as children, people are given certain foods as a form of reward. It might be getting pudding as a reward for eating their veg, like “If y...
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How to use your car less

Our bodies are designed to move but often we jump in the car because it's convenient – that's bad for our health and the planet's. Use your legs mor...
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Effects of alcohol

Effects of alcohol

Over the years there have been many conflicting reports about the supposed health benefits of drinking, but through it all I've been saying the same t...
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