Articles for category: Health

Rupert Bean

Intermittent fasting – What is it and can it help you lose weight?

A brief summary of this post: Intermittent fasting involves eating within specific time frames, rather than limiting types of food. Popular forms include the 16/8 method (eating only during an 8-hour period), Eat-Stop-Eat (full fasting on two non-consecutive days weekly), and the 5:2 diet (eating 500 calories on two days each week). Studies, including one ...

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“Microblading gone wrong” and how to avoid a bad microblade artist

A brief summary of this post: To avoid a microblading disaster, consider several factors: Be cautious of unusually low prices as they might indicate inexperience or lack of skill. Verify the artist’s qualifications and training; reputable artists typically display their certifications. Assess their work through before-and-after images, ensuring authenticity and quality. Evaluate reviews critically, noting ...

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Busting the Big Breakfast Myth

A brief summary of this post: A Johns Hopkins University study debunked the myth that a big breakfast aids weight loss. It involved 41 overweight adults who were divided into two groups: one followed a time-restricted feeding pattern, consuming 80% of their calories before 1 pm, and the other had a usual feeding pattern, eating ...

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When someone loses weight, where does it go?

Let’s explore the maths… If you’re a fan of TEDx talks, are fond of mathematics and are looking to lose weight, then the video below could be just what you’re looking for. In the video, Ruben Meerman (aka ‘the surfing scientist’) explores the myths and maths behind weight loss and asks the question: “When somebody ...

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Emotional Eating: How can I stop comfort eating?

Whilst the lighthearted notion of “reaching for the nearest bar of chocolate” when we’re upset or stressed is something of a cliche, the sad reality is that comfort eating can have negative, long-lasting psychological consequences. Although it’s often seen as a source of amusement when we joke about comfort eating with friends or family, emotional ...

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10 tips to stop mindless eating

Whilst it’s easy to forgive yourself for having the occasional blowout if you overeat at Christmas (especially with all those delectable festive goodies around!), what about the other eleven months of the year? Letting your hair down once in a while is fine but in order to maintain a healthy weight, it’s important to be mindful of what ...

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5 tips to help you avoid overeating at Christmas

With the festive season rapidly approaching, we thought we’d take a preemptive swipe at the bathroom scales in case they try and tell us things we don’t want to hear come the New Year. We all know that Christmas time is the Season of Goodwill and usually good eating and drinking too. The shops are ...

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Health and slimming news archive

MICHAEL MOSLEY – “YOU CAN LOSE UP TO 8LBS A MONTH” 4th October 2022 – Michael Mosley is back once again in the Express and on this occasion, he’s sharing his top tips to help you shed up to 8lbs a month! READ MORE SEASONAL FOOD FOR AUTUMN 19th September 2022 – As we say goodbye to ...

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Small weight loss brings big gains

We’re all aware that shedding those excess pounds is beneficial for our overall health and wellbeing, but did you know that even losing a small amount can usher in significant health benefits. For those that are already overweight, it can be disheartening to assume that they must lose large amounts of weight to enjoy any ...

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Benefits of exercise

It’s no secret that exercise is good for you. Whilst many of us shrink away from the idea of going out for a 5-mile power run each day, we can still make significant improvements to our overall physical and mental health simply by being slightly more active throughout our normal, day-to-day activities. MODERN LIFESTYLES One ...