July 23, 2017

I have always run on my own, and I have been curious as to what it would be like to run with others. To that end, I decided to do a Parkrun (http://www.parkrun.org.uk). If you are not aware of Parkrun, it is a 5k run held on every Saturday morning, in most major towns...

July 23, 2017

I have recently been on holiday to Porthleven in Cornwall, which is too far away from a gym for a daily visit. The property we were staying in is on the Southwest Coast Path, so to get my daily dose of exercise I decided to go for runs on it. My only other running expe...

July 23, 2017

I have recently discovered running. Well, I say recently; I have dabbled in it before, and I have been using a treadmill for a long time, but it is only in the past few weeks that I have embraced running outdoors. And I have found it to be strangely addictive; strangel...

June 22, 2017

I recently appeared on my local ITV news as they were doing a report on how type 2 diabetes can be cured through diet and exercise. When I talk to health professionals about what I have done, they say 'yes, that's great - but you have only put your diabetes into remiss...

January 8, 2017

Willpower is the inner strength that enables you to make decisions and carry them out. It gives you the strength to take action and perform tasks and plans, despite inner resistance, discomfort, laziness or difficulties.

When there is willpower, there is firmness, decis...

January 3, 2017

One of the unavoidable (to me) consequences of Christmas is the opportunity to eat too much and to exercise too little. Having spent all of last year succeeding in losing lots of weight and getting very healthy, this is not a good thing. But I have learnt that weight i...

January 2, 2017

Working out tends to be divided into two groups: cardio and resistance. Cardio is what gets your heart beating faster and includes running and walking, and using the cycling and rowing machines in the gym - or of course actually doing those two activities. Actually any...

December 24, 2016

 To know how much  weight you are losing (you are losing weight aren't you?) you have to know how many calories you consume and how many you expend. To state the obvious, you take in calories by eating and drinking and you get rid of them by moving. But it isn't always...

December 21, 2016

I go to my local Nuffield Health gym. When I started there I was very unfit and unhealthy. The first thing they do is to give you an MOT, which is (and I quote) 

'a short health assessment held in Nuffield Health gyms. Using non-invasive clinical tests and a questionnai...

December 21, 2016

Sometimes there isn't the time or inclination to go to a gym, but there is still the desire to exercise. What to do? All is not lost - there are apps that can be followed on a tablet or a phone. All you need is the aforementioned app and phone and yourself. The apps ha...

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This blog is for talking about health, diet, diabetes, fitness and exercise - and anything else that interests me.

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about health, diet, fitness and exercise - and anything else that interests me