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Archive for May, 2010

Reduce your Diabetes Risk

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Hi All,

I have just been Reading over a piece if research by the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group. This is yet another paper that shows us how important diet and physical activity actually are.

The study followed 3000 overweight people, they were split into three groups. One following a healthy diet and exercise, another taking anti-diabetic drugs, the other taking a placebo.

The research showed that the group following a diet and exercise program gained the greatest benefits in terms of reduced risk of diabetes. The actual risk of developing type 2 diabetes was reduced by 58% compared to the placebo group. While the anti-diabetic group saw their risk reduce by a third.

This is yet another study that shows the power of healthy eating and physical activity.

Until next time,

Tom

Get great Ab’s!

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

HI All,

Another great video from Underground Wellness TV!  Here Sean is put through his paces to get a great ab’s and get a six pack!  There are a load of great abdominal exercises on this video you could use to mix up your next workout!

Want a great set of AB’s, let Sean show you how!

TOM

Childhood Obesity

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Hi All,

I have just been watching a program about the use of gastric bands in children to try and help obese children. Some of these youngsters weigh in at 18 stone, plus. It left me thinking about who to blame? The children themselves? The parents? The food industry? Or society as a whole? I am really not sure!

These children are in a desperate situation, they are morbidly obese at such a young age. This leaves them open to the various diseases associated with being overweight, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

It shocked me to see how post gastric band surgery, that the doctors recommended these youngsters only eat pureed food, and the family was feeding the youngster a mushed up fast food from a famous brand. This is far from what I would consider a healthy, balanced meal.

Is this through laziness? Or lack of education? Do people really know what they should be eating?

I think this is the problem, not only in the UK but across the western world. People really do have a lack of education about what different foods do in their body and the effects that certain foods can have on their overall weight and their obesity. We need to do more than tell people what are “good” and “bad” foods, we need people to understand what their body needs and most importantly WHY!

We need to increase the education that we give not only to the youth in the UK but also the population in general. Not only in terms of what we should eat, we also need to develop a passion for health and wellbeing. Here in the UK we are at the very start of a possible obesity epidemic, we need to make changes. We need to educate the next generation and reap the health rewards in years to come. Child Obesity is the worst of all types in my book, these children will continue to suffer with weight issues and have to struggle with their obesity for many years to come.

Remember the more you learn about nutrition and what different nutrients do in your body the better nutritional choices you can make.

Until next time, eat, move and be healthy!

Tom

Honey Health Decline – Are our Bees Vanishing?

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Hi All,

Found this interesting video about the plight of our honey bees here in the UK. ARe they Vanishing? Have a watch and a think, if the honey bees disappear think of all the many benefits of honey that we will miss out on and the many nutritional aspects that honey can give us!

This video was made by Wellness Mafia.

Top 5 Wellbeing Films

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Hi All,

Just thought i would put together a top 5 of my favorite wellbeing films/movies.  Must say out of them all the King Corn movie is a must see!

So here it goes in no particular order:-

1. Food Inc

2.Flow

3. King Corn

4. Generation RX

5. The Future of Food

TOM

On A 20% Day? Underground Wellness

Monday, May 10th, 2010

HI All,

You having a treat day? want a great pudding? Well Sean Croxton of UGWellness TV cooks up a treat!  Why not treat yourself and make sure that if you are working hard 80% of the time and living a healthy and wholsome lifestyle you can use 20 % to treat yourself.

IF you have not checked out UG Wellness TV do it now!

TOM

Some great exercises – Premier Training International

Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

Hi All,

Here is a little compilation video of some great exercises that will help you to promote weight loss, get fit and most iportantly have fun!  These have been demonstrated by some of the trainers from Premier Training International, the UK’s number one personal trainer !

Tom