Have A Guess At How Many Overweight And Obese People There Were In England In 2015

63%. That’s the percentage of the adult population in England that were overweight or obese in 2015 according to figures from Public Health England. Sixty-three per cent. That’s crazy. And all of those roughly 34.5 million people are at a significantly raised risk of dying from a weight-related illness according to a paper...

How To Cook Steak Like A Pro

Photography: Ben Backhouse A thick steak might seem like the sort of food that’s a monthly treat – but it’s time to rethink that. A single 250g, grass-fed, aged-28-days slab of sirloin costs about the same as a Quarter Pounder meal – and unlike Uncle Ronald’s fare, it packs in around 70g of protein,...

Is Himalayan Pink Salt Good For You, Or Are Its Benefits Oversold?

As exciting new superfoods go, Himalayan pink salt has all the right credentials. The name gives it an exotic mystique while also highlighting its Instagram-friendly colour. Sounds much better than boring old table salt already. Unfortunately, once you look beyond the name and colour, there are few reasons to recommend a switch from table...

Air Pollution Could Be Ruining Your Sleep

The list of health problems linked to air pollution is long and disturbing, and it seems to grow a little longer every week. Studies have previously connected air pollution with an increased risk of lung and heart disease, type 2 diabetes and premature death, and this week there’s news that air pollution is...

3 Simple Ways To Reduce Stress And Anxiety

1. Take a trip into nature People with regular access to nature have a lower risk of stress or depression, according to research from the University of Exeter. If you’re in the 14% of people in England that don’t have access to woodlands within 500m of home take a lunchtime walk or run in nature....

Can You Identify The Healthiest Foods? Take This Quiz To Prove It

Sometimes the healthy choice is obvious. When you have to pick between chips and broccoli, for example. However, the right choice can become far less obvious when both options on the table seem to be healthy. When your food comes from a shop rather than being home-made (then Instagrammed smugly), the amount of saturated...

Creatine: Everything You Need To Know

Creatine is an organic acid that acts as a reserve power source for your muscles during high-intensity exercise. Sometimes your body will run out of fuel to power you through those heavy workouts or sprint sessions and a little energy top-up is needed. When you’re trying for a new 5RM on the last...

Six Mad Fad Diets From History You Definitely Shouldn’t Try

It’s a sad fact of life that, for many people, common sense goes out the window when it comes to losing weight. Deep down, we know that there really isn’t a substitute for exercise and eating a balanced diet in moderate portions – and yet when someone offers a quick-fix solution, no matter...

The Latest Weight-Loss Tactic Is… A Crinkly Plate?

How we perceive food can play a big part in the amount we eat. Studies have shown that using smaller plates, or plates that are a different colour from your food, can result in eating less. There’s also evidence to suggest that eating more slowly makes people more easily able to recognise when...

Eight Ways To Beat Jet Lag

1. Stay awake If you arrive at your destination and it’s still daylight there, try to resist the temptation to nap. If you must nap, force yourself to get up before the sun sets. Splash cold water on your face and head outside for some fresh air. 2. Make a plan Go out with friends – this...
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