Monthly Archives: January 2012

March is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

March is Prostate Cancer awareness month. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It is responsible for 25% of newly diagnosed cases of cancer in England and Wales. The chances of developing prostate cancer increases with age. Although…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. The aim is to simply make more people aware of breast cancer, including the treatments and help that are available. Here is a message from Breast Cancer Care in the UK: “Breast cancer remains…

Movember – Men’s Health Awareness Month – Cancer Charity

What Is Movember? Movember was created by a couple of Aussies in 2003 who wanted to make moustaches popular again and also do something to create more awareness of men’s health issues. The idea is that the moustache is a…

Oxfam

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As part of our new Charity Friday we are looking at charities that do a lot to help with the health and fitness opportunities for many people. Toiday, Oxfam. Oxfam Oxfam is now an international movement that consists of 14 different…

Sightsavers – Helping To Prevent Avoidable Blindness

This week we wish to highlight the wonderful work done by the international charity Sightsavers. Sightsavers works across the World to help prevent avoidable blindness and also to promote equality for those that have suffered from blindness. We all take our…

The Red Cross and Comic Relief Red Noses

When I used to work in a city office it was common for people to raise funds for charity on a Friday. However, I am not in a position to shake a bucket at all of you, so instead each…

Military style fitness training

Whether you are looking to get fit before joining the military or just wish to learn from the best, these tips should certainly help guide you. Here we cover running drills typical of the army, strength training routines to build…

Oprah Winfrey’s 3 Quick Ways to Lose Weight

Oprah Winfrey is possibly the most famous celebrity dieter and also the worlds most popular daytime talk show host. She has been criticised in the past for some of the self-help fads that she has promoted on her shows, however…

The MCD Weight Loss Plan

The Healthy Way To Get Fit and Lose Weight Simple Diet, Hard Workouts! The MCD Weight Loss Plan is a unique but simple way to lose weight. It combines the best Muscle building workouts with Cardio routines and Diet rules to help you lose weight quickly and safely…

Daniel Craig and Brad Pitt Workouts Compared

Brad Pitt and Daniel Craig

Although these actors are no longer in the spot light people are still discovering the films for the first time and wanting to learn how they get in shape. Daniel Craig is a British actor who really made his mark…

The Plyometric Power Move Workout

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If you want to lose weight and get fit, then plyometric power moves are ideal. Rather than just focussing on cardio endurance, or muscular hypertrophy (building bigger muscles), it builds functional strength and also provides an intensive workout. Athletes, boxers…

Dangerous Diets

Every year we hear reports of people becoming ill from following extreme “diets”. In some rare cases the diets prove fatal. While many products are regulated and sometimes banned, ideas, misconceptions and bad advice cannot be so easily controlled. Some diet…

Stress, Your Health and Your Weight

For a while now we have known that there is a link between stress and weight gain. However, it was always thought that the reason why people gained weight when stressed was simply because they tend to eat more for…

Health and fitness advice for women

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Losing your belly fat and getting a slim and well defined abdomen is a long-term goal for most people, so persevere and not give up. You can do it, and we are here to help. Regular exercise and a healthy diet really is the key to getting your great body back.

How Much Exercise Is Needed to Get Fit and Lose Weight?

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How much exercise do you need to do each day? There are so many fitness systems and gadgets on the market today and they all contradict each other. The most severe systems suggest as little as 4 minutes of extreme…

Does Green Tea Really Aid Weight Loss?

Recently there has been increased interest in “tea diets”. Sometimes referred to as Green Tea Diets, but more recently marketed as Wuyi Tea Diets, these so called “diets” use effective advertising tricks to sell tea to vulnerable people on the…