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Most Londoners Cannot Run a Mile

Big Ben in London
London is trying to build an image for itself as a super-fit city ready for the 2012 Olympic Games, but London took a knock today as research showed that more than three-quarters of the population could not run one mile. A…

UK Women are most Obese in Europe

Obese women
Latest figures reveal that the UK has the worse obesity problem in Europe. The European Union’s own statistics agency, Eurostat, published the results of the European Health Interview Survey (EHIS). The key finding was that 23.9% of all women in…

Using The Internet To Get Good Weight Loss Advice

The Internet is full of both excellent and highly inaccurate information on weight loss and fitness. As governments around the world attempt to tackle the growing obesity crisis through information campaigns, more people are becoming aware of the problems of…

The Big Splash is inspiring Brits To Swim

The Big Splash
Today the BBC started promoting a new health and fitness initiative called The Big Splash. The Big Splash is a campaign to encourage more people to take up swimming as a healthy hobby. British Swimming, who are the national governing body for…

Weight Watchers diets can eat curry

Indian vegetable curry
Good news for curry fans that are trying to lose weight – Weight Watchers have recalculated the points of a range of meals and you can now eat a weekly curry as part of your weight loss plan. Weight Watchers…

Ann-Marie’s Jogging Blog

Submitted by Tue, 08/06/2010 – 8:10am Today I started up my jogging program again (I did it last summer). During the year I had to jog, run, walk for P.E. class two to three days a week, so jogging wasn’t…

Starting Weight Training Again

Submitted by Jon on Wed, 25/11/2009 – 9:28pm Once again I have started weight training. It has been a long time since my last blog! My aim is to: 1. Lose fat 2. Build muscle – athletic or for style, not fussed…

A New Beginning?

Submitted by Jsparrow on Tue, 23/09/2008 – 10:42am Or another false start? Only time will tell….. Inspired by Mr Motley himself, Jon, and his new circuit training routines, the competitive edge came out in myself. That edge has been laying…

Reversing the Snowball at 4.12am

Submitted by Jon on Sat, 20/06/2009 – 4.12am Hello. Could not sleep. Anyway, this morning’s blog is a little earlier than planned! Firstly, I would just like to thank all the other would be bloggers that are here, and itching to get started.…

First run of 2009

Submitted by Jon on Sat, 16/05/2009 – 12:05pm Last night I went out for what can only be described as an impromptu run. I have been exercising again recently, this time with bodyweight circuit training. I have been doing my workout every other day, each…

Is Hypnosis the Answer to Weight Loss?

Submitted by Jon on Mon, 20/04/2009 – 11:51pm While dining in a seaside cafe over the weekend I could not help hearing a conversation the cafe owner was having with a friend that stopped by on the way home. The cafe owner…

Weight Training after an IBS day

Submitted by Jon on Tue, 17/03/2009 – 12:47am On Saturday I cooked up a big lasagne as I had friends over for lunch, but I think all the pasta and garlic bread triggered an upset stomach. I spent Sunday feeling terrible, had…

Emma’s Getting into Shape Blog Post

Another of our bloggers from 2009 was “Emma”. Again, we lost her details in the admin disaster, but have this blog post. We only know her name was Emma because someone left a comment. Submitted by Guest on Wed, 04/03/2009…

Lynn’s workout blog

Submitted by Lynn on Mon, 02/03/2009 – 12:50am I am starting a blog here on motleyhealth.com in order to track the progress of my workout and weight loss efforts. I have the following goals: 1. Aerobic exercise 4-6 times per…

Oranges Wrapped in Clingfilm

Submitted by Jon on Fri, 13/02/2009 – 9:37am A lady on the train today was not taking any precautions against getting her purse stolen, which meant that I accidentely peaked into her bag for a second. I was a little surprised to…