Longreads

The longreads section contains all our longest articles. Each is over 3000 words long.

Warning: Reading these articles will eat into valuable exercise time!

Diet and Heart Health

Over the years much research has been carried out to examine the relationship between diet and heart disease. Many studies lead to the idea of “superfoods” to prevent heart disease developing, however, these reports are generally misleading. Some studies have…

Sugar, Carbohydrates and Your Health

Sugar still remains as one of the most misunderstood part of our diet. On one hand it provides vital energy for healthy body function and fuels the brain, on the other hand it often contributes to calorie excesses and weight…

The Global Obesity Crisis

The Obesity Crisis continues to deepen across the world. It is not longer a disease affecting the wealthiest population from developed nations, it affects people across all social classes in all countries. So what is causing it, what problems is it creating, what are the treatments and solutions and are they effective?

Child Health, Obesity and The Puppy Fat Myth

It is a common misconception that it is OK for children to be overweight as they will lose weight when they get older. In most cases children that are overweight or obese at the age of 5 will continue to be obese into adulthood. There is no such thing as “puppy fat” for children, only babies should carry some extra protective fat. As soon as children are walking and running they should be slim and fit. It is now estimated that around 25% of all under 5 year-olds are overweight and many of these will go in to develop serious weight related illnesses such as Type 2 Diabetes.

Beyonce’s Maple Syrup / Lemonade diet

Beyoncé Knowles used this lemonade / maple syrup fasting method to quickly lose weight before filming Dreamgirls. However, this is not the reason why she is in such great shape today. Today Beyonce eats a very healthy diet and exercises on a regular basis.

Diet and Weight Loss Advice for Teenagers

Many teens are quite aware that they have a weight problem but are unsure how the problem occurred or how to reverse it. If you are an overweight teenager you have a big advantage over most overweight adults. You are still young,…

Health, Diet and Fitness for the Over 50’s

Did you know that medical researchers have proved that a more active lifestyle leads to improved memory, intelligence and cognitive function in senior citizens? It also improves overall health in many other ways. It is never too late to get…

Weight Training Intensity or Volume for Bigger Muscles?

Bodybuilding has been a mainstream sport and fitness activity for several decades now, however there is still a debate over the best way to lift weights to build the biggest muscles. Some people believe that you should lift less for more muscle, and some say lift more. But what does this mean?