Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Exercise v diet

Has anyone else read the report in todays Telegraph that suggests exercise doesn't really help in the drive to lose weight? It goes on to discuss ideas of re programming body fat and the existence of brown fat. You can read the article by clicking here

For an article concerned about obesity it doesn't spend much time looking at diet and the role of processed foods.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Off on my holidays!

Just wanted to let you know that I will be off on my travels for 2 weeks! I hope to be able to make the odd post but will depend on the connections.

Back on line for sure at the end of August.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Should fizzy drinks be taxed?

I recently heard kelly D Brownwell from Yale University make a convincing case for taxing soft drinks. Have a look at his presentation and let me know what you think.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Overweight soldiers causing concern

A article in today's Observer reveals a leaked memo which shows military commanders are concerned about the number of troops who are "too fat and unfit" to be sent to Afghanistan.

We can't afford to fail our children and young people. Unless we start now to turn the tide of rising childhood obesity we will be living with the consequences for years to come.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pick your own for free in Manchester parks

I like the sound of this! Apparently parks in manchester are planint fruit trees and vegetables in all of their parks. The public will be able to simply harvest what they like. You can read a report of this here

We need someone in manchester to let us know how it is working out. I wuld be really interested to hear from anyone who has seen this in action.

Food advertising works

A study by researchers from Yale University of 7 to 11 year old children found that 45% of them ate more snack food while watching a cartoon that included food commercials than those children who watched the same cartoon but with non food commercials. 45% - that is so shocking! With the obesity problems facing children I am appalled we still tolerate food advertising to children.

Any government that is serious about adressing the obesity problems facing our children is going to need to get a lot tougher with the food industry

Please have a closer look at this study which was published at the end of July by clicking here