Fat loss

There has been increasing interest in the risk and dangers of sitting for long hours at work.  Individuals are concerned about their own health and companies are probably thinking about potential liability. While there is little doubt that extended periods of minimal activity, whether at home or work,...

Have you made a new year resolution to lose weight? Boosting your metabolism is the key to life-time weight management, but how fast your body burns calories depends on several factors. Some people inherit a fast metabolism. Men tend to burn more calories than women, even...

I have a confession. I'm lazy. You are possibly wondering how someone who advocates exercising every day can be lazy. But the truth is, I try to look for the easiest way to achieve the outcome I want. I don't like to work any harder than I...

Have you ever got frustrated because your exercise hasn't seemed to have made any difference to your weight? You're not alone. A lot of people who start an exercise program to lose weight give up because they don't see any changes on the scales. However, their exercise efforts...

I've talked about the fit versus fat question numerous times in this newsletter but I thought I'd let you read an article by Dr Steven Blair. Steven Blair is the Director of Research at the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research in Dallas. He is one of...

A few weeks ago I mentioned the new Bodymetrix ultrasound body fat measuring device that Tim Ferris mentions in THe 4 Hour Body. Having purchased one of them before they are even released in Australia, I have been very impressed with how simple it is to...

If you've heard about or read Tim Ferris' new book 'The Four Hour Body',  you might know that his Top 3 recommended body fat measuring devices are the DEXA (X-ray absorptiometry), BodPod (air displacement) and BodyMetrix (hand-held ultrasound). He talks in his book about ...

Many people give up on exercise because they don't get the results they expect from the effort they put in. It's not that they aren't trying.  Often they are not doing the right exercise in the right way to get the result they want.  I think...

One of the most inspiring stories to come out of the Commonwealth games was the amazing comeback of Australian swimmer Geoff Huegill.  For those non-Australians who don’t know the story, Geoff’ retired from competitive swimming in 2004 after the Athens Olympics.   Like many competitive...