Weight loss. It’s as simple as calories in, calories out, right? Just diet and exercise to create the all-important calorie deficit, and you’ll lose weight. Easy in theory, but much more difficult in practice. Humans are messy and complex creatures subject to myriad influences that make the weight loss process anything but straightforward. However, researchers […]
There are legitimate barriers to why some older adults lose motivation and cease exercise. We want to offer some solutions to overcome these barriers and encourage physical activity for older adults. Self–efficacy Many adults lose confidence in their ability to complete specific tasks as they age, and unfortunately, a sedentary lifestyle exacerbates these perceived feelings of body competence. Fear of injury When older […]
This topic came up again in a recent article published by the BBC about a population of people who are apparently ‘hard-wired’ to store fat. The idea might be an alluring one for some, but there is more complexity to it than simply blaming the genes we inherited from our parents. The BBC […]
How, what, when and why we eat is largely dictated by our environment in response to particular triggers. Given that most of our behaviour is habit-based, the obstacles we often face when it comes to weight loss goals are always linked to our habits. What are the most common obstacles to weight loss? 1. Emotional Habits are […]
Studies show that asthma rates are rising faster among people who are overweight. For both adults and children, asthma symptoms and asthma attacks are harder to control if you are overweight or obese and they can be more severe. A 2018 study in the Journal of Paediatrics found that obese children had a 26-38% increased risk of developing asthma compared to their […]
Christmas is the time in the year where people relax, eat and drink more, and exercise goes out the window. But there’s one simple way you can stay healthy, maintain your bodyweight and get yourself in the best position to kick in the New Year – and that’s increasing your daily activity levels. Although finding ways to make time for […]
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