CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS

Eating at Christmas In 2018 the The Tax Payers’ Alliance released its ‘Nanny State approved Christmas lunch’. The Alliance claimed to have followed NHS nutritional guidelines to calculate “what a public health puritan approved Christmas lunch would look like”. Here is...
EXERCISE, WEIGHT CONTROL AND CHRISTMAS

EXERCISE, WEIGHT CONTROL AND CHRISTMAS

Happy Christmas everyone! But sincere apologies for putting a small dampener on the forthcoming celebrations –  most of us will probably put on a bit of weight over yuletide. The problem of obesity Obesity is a huge and growing problem in most Western countries...
PHYSICAL FITNESS AND OXYGEN UPTAKE

PHYSICAL FITNESS AND OXYGEN UPTAKE

VO2max In my last Blog I described the concept of oxygen uptake – VO2 – and of maximum oxygen uptake – VO2max.  The concept of VO2max is very important. It is the most precise measure we have of physical fitness. It describes the maximum work rate of which a...