10K Steps a Day: Fact or Fiction?

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10K Steps a Day: Fact or Fiction? Do I need to do 10,000 steps every day? Dr Sean Wheatley, MSc, PhD. Science and Research Lead.   It is undeniable that being physically active has a range of health benefits, with huge amounts of evidence supporting…

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Is Intermittent Fasting Going to Kill Me?

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Is Intermittent Fasting Going to Kill Me? Dr Sean Wheatley, MSc, PhD. Science and Research Lead. A number of recent news reports (which I’m not going to link to as they don’t deserve the clicks) have reported that time restricted eating significantly increases the risk…

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Staying Healthy on a Budget: Part 2

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Staying Healthy on a Budget – Part 2. Hannah Knight - Accounts & Administration Assistant Welcome back to the second instalment of Staying Healthy on a Budget. We hope you enjoyed the tips from the first blog. Here at X-PERT Health we are back with…

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Staying Healthy on a Budget: Part 1

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Staying Healthy on a Budget – Part 1. Hannah Knight - Accounts & Administration Assistant The past few months have been difficult for many of us with the cost of living increasing. It can be a daunting and stressful time trying to manage your finances…

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Coronavirus social distancing and doing your part

Coronavirus social distancing and doing your part. Dr Sean Wheatley, MSc, PhD - Science and Research Lead This short blog shouldn’t really tell you anything you don’t already know. With everything that is going on right now it is clearly a confusing and difficult time…

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Baby Boomers – Weight, Waist and Diabetes 

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Baby Boomers - Weight, Waist and Diabetes Paul Hollinrake - Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/27th February 2020 Introduction  The number of older adults and life expectancy in the UK is increasing. This is partly due to the rapid rise in births between 1946 - 64 and overall improved medical care (Davies, 2016). It has been acknowledged that the NHS is in crisis over funding and…

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A Valentine’s Special: The Science of Love and How it Affects Our Health

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A Valentine’s Special: The Science of Love and How it Affects Our Health Nina Evans - Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/13 February 2020 How Love Affects Our Health. Valentine’s Day, the annual day where lovers express their affection. Whilst the day is often flooded…

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Understanding Weight Gain. Part Two – Psychology

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Understanding Weight Gain. Part Two - Psychology Matthew Whitaker - Digital Health Lead/30 January 2020 Understanding Weight Gain - Psychology. Last October I was invited to speak at the Diabetes Professional Care Conference on ‘Understanding weight gain and the risks associated with it’. During my…

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Understanding Weight Gain. Part One – Physiology

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Understanding Weight Gain. Part One - Physiology Author: Matt Whitaker, Digital Health Lead In October I was invited to speak at the Diabetes Professional Care Conference on ‘Understanding weight gain and the risks associated with it’. During my research for this talk I gained such…

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New Year Resolutions – Do They Work?

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New Year Resolutions  Author: Paul Hollinrake, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/3 January 2020 As we welcome in the New Year many of us start thinking about how we can improve our lives, careers, relationships and much more. For some, it may be just thoughts…

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