Articles for category: Health

Rupert Bean

Can exercise help you lose weight?

Exercising for weight loss – What’s the point?

Most people consider exercise an important part of losing weight but might they be expecting too much? There is now mounting evidence that slimmers won’t necessarily derive much benefit from pounding the treadmill and a compilation of over 60 studies confirms this view. The main shortcomings of exercising for weight loss are:

Rupert Bean

New Year Weightloss Resolutions – Do They Work?

Let’s take a closer look at the topic of New Year Resolutions since staying fitter and healthier is always an important topic. If you’re the type of person who makes New Year Resolutions – especially diet or fitness-related ones, then this post may be worth your while reading. Mixed messages Have you ever noticed how ...

Rupert Bean

What does ABOI mean and and is it better than BMI?

In case the title of this post sounds like gobbledygook to you, let’s clear up what both of these acronyms mean. If you struggle with your weight, you may well have already heard of BMI but you probably haven’t heard of ABOI. What does BMI mean? Your BMI, or Body Mass Index, is a convenient ...

Rupert Bean

How much weight do we gain over Christmas?

Christmas – Yes, It’s that time of year again where you’re more likely to hear the age-old cliché that we’re all “piling on the pounds” – but, exactly how many pounds are we actually talking about in real life? The dreaded Christmas munchies I think most of us will taken it as a given that, ...

Rupert Bean

Keeping A Healthy Mind (And Body) While In Isolation

There’s no doubt that during the difficult and challenging time we’re all facing, our stress levels will most likely be far higher than usual. As a result of the Government’s strict Coronavirus self-isolation directive, many of us will have to rapidly adapt to the dramatic changes in our usual routine. Since a large percentage of ...

ULEZ Euro 6 – What’s the big deal?

As all transport and haulage companies that operate in Central London will know, the rules regarding vehicle emissions have just had another big shake-up. Earlier this month on the 8th April 2019, any diesel vehicle, whether it be a car, van or lorry must be ULEZ ( Ultra Low Emission Zone) Euro 6 compliant. Nowadays, pretty much ...

The Pippem

Box of 200mg Metronidazole antibiotic

How long does it take for Metronidazole to work?

This article documents how long it took between taking my first Metronidazole tablet, to the pain actually beginning to subside.  So, after struggling for 5 days with brutal tooth pain in one of my lower teeth, I finally bit the bullet (excuse the pun) and decided to take a trip to the dentist. I booked ...

The Pippem

History and origin of tattoos

The History of Tattoos

Different Uses of Tattoos Today, people from all walks of life sport tattoos. They are seen as a form of self-expression and are generally considered an aesthetic choice. There are also other uses for them that have been developed in modern medicine. During radiotherapy. Marks are tattooed on parts of the body for the correct ...