Food, Mood and Cravings

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Author: Paul Hollinrake, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/ 4 November 2019 When we get a food craving it means we have a strong desire or motivation to eat a specific food, and most people have experienced this at some point in their life, in…

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Meditation over Medication

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Author Nina Evans, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/1 November 2019 Meditation is an age-old practice found in various forms in ancient religious traditions however it is most closely associated with Buddhism. Meditation is not solely for spiritual people, it is about finding awareness and getting a…

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Nutritional ketosis and physical activity

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Author: Matt Whitaker, Digital Health Lead/3 October 2019 Glucose is the end result of carbohydrate digestion and for most of us, it is the principal source of fuel for our bodies. If one drastically reduces their carbohydrate intake their body shifts to fat as its…

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Menopause, Weight loss and Health

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Author Paul Hollinrake, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/29 August 2019 Trying to lose weight during menopause has its challenges with many women saying that weight loss is hard if not impossible. Pinpointing the exact cause can be challenging and include many factors such as…

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It Takes A Little Motivation

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Author Nina Evans, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/16 August 2019 There may come a point in our lives where it will be beneficial to make some lifestyle changes to improve our health but this is easier said than done. It can be terribly difficult…

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Resistant Starch – What is it and what does it do?

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Author Paul Hollinrake, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/03 August 2019 What is resistant starch? Carbohydrates are grouped into either sugars or starches (polysaccharides). Sugars can include natural sources such as fruit or milk or added to foods such as sweets and cakes. Starches are…

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Maximising Longevity

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Author: Matt Whitaker, Digital Health Lead/1 August 2019 Longevity in a lifecycle is defined as the duration of life. In humans the age in which we decease is thought to be heavily influenced by the environment we live in and the lifestyle we lead, whilst…

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One size doesn’t fit all (revisited) – how far have we come?

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Dr. Sean Wheatley, PhD – Science and Research Lead/18 July 2019  In this week’s blog I want to revisit something I wrote a couple of years ago (longer in fact, as it was November 2016), when I discussed why one size doesn't fit all. The “one…

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Real Food Awareness

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Author Nina Evans, Researcher & Trainer in Public Health/20 June 2019 ‘Real Food’ seems to be a bit of a buzz word at the moment, whether it’s in a café slogan, a section in a supermarket or popping up in the news. One of our…

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The importance of exercise progression

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Author: Matt Whitaker, Digital Health Lead/6 June 2019 Previously I have written two blogs on exercise, one introducing the basics and one on the significance of resistance training. I would recommend giving them a read before this one as this is tailored towards those who are already physically…

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