Achieving weight loss

Achieving weight loss

Really, really difficult! As I have said in the previous two blogs, change in our weight is decided by the balance between what we consume in calories of food and what we expend in calories of muscular effort – calories-in vs calories-out. Changing our habitual...
The Ill Effects of Obesity.

The Ill Effects of Obesity.

Non-communicable Diseases Obesity is not a disease, but it is a powerful risk factor for a number of dangerous illnesses, including such age-related conditions as lower-limb osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes (T2DM), dementia, hypertension, heart attacks, atrial...
OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY

OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY

‘A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.’ A. A. Milne  How is weight assessed? The standard way of measuring weight compared with height is body mass index (BMI), which is weight in kilograms divided by height in metres squared. So a 70kg (about...
EXERCISE AND THE CORONA VIRUS – AGAIN

EXERCISE AND THE CORONA VIRUS – AGAIN

Well, here we go again The emergence of the second wave of the pandemic and the subsequent Lockdown brings me back to this subject. Of course we are all delighted by the news of an effective vaccine. However it will be many months before it has been rolled out widely...
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

The Coronary Arteries The heart, though full of blood, still needs its own arteries to supply nourishment and oxygen to the heart muscle.These are the coronary arteries. They arise from the root of the aorta, the body’s main artery, and wind round the surface of...
THE METABOLIC SYNDROME

THE METABOLIC SYNDROME

What on Earth is that? Well, it is a rather important cluster of some of the conditions which I have described previous blogs – and will do in future blogs. This combination of conditions, known as metabolic syndrome, make you prone to arterial problems,...