If you’re overweight it’s because you eat too much…

Last nights second episode of  “The Men who made us Fat” explored portion size and supersizing.

Food portion sizes have been growing steadily in the UK for several decades, and supersizing – the selling (and eating) of bumper size meals and bargain price snack multipacks – both contribute to a huge rise in our daily food intake.

Coupled with the constant, between meals, grazing we now indulge in, quite simply – we are putting far more into our bodies than they either need or can cope with.

The Result – encroaching obesity.

Most snack foods also contain excessive amounts of fat, sugar and salt – it’s what makes them so attractive to eat – and you don’t need to be Einstein to understand what effect that is having on our bodies.

There’s a lot of blame placed on American marketing entrepreneurs – but what it boils down to is us taking responsibility for our own actions. Re-addressing what – and how often – we eat.

Makes you think……

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Smartphone users ‘risking health’ with overuse of devices

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy warns of people becoming “screen slaves” 

People are risking their health by working on smartphones, tablets and laptops after they have left the office, according to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

It says people have become “screen slaves” and are often working while commuting or after they get home. The society said poor posture in these environments could lead to back and neck pain – people needed to learn to switch off their devices.

An online survey, of 2,010 office workers by the Society found that nearly two-thirds of those questioned continued working outside office hours. The organisation said people were topping up their working day with more than two hours of extra screen time, on average, every day. The data suggested that having too much work and easing pressure during the day were the two main reasons for the extra workload.

While doing a bit of extra work at home may seem like a good short-term fix, if it becomes a regular part of your evening routine then it can lead to problems such as back and neck pain, as well as stress-related illness.

“This is especially the case if you’re using hand-held devices and not thinking about your posture. By the time someone is so overloaded they constantly feel the need to put in extra hours every night of the week at home, things have clearly got out of hand. Individuals who find themselves unable to leave their work in the office should talk to their managers and learn to switch off their smartphones.”

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How much sugar is in your diet?

If you haven’t had a chance to read this eye opening article in The Guardian – Why our food is making us Fat? – then hear the full story in The Men who made us Fatbroadcast on 14th June 2012.

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Back pain – what it is and how you can help reduce it…

Activities, events, pain and people themselves vary from day to day and there is no 100% correct way to describe back pain in general.

Thinking about your posture, exercising gently and having regular massage can help…

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every pain you experience is unique…

No two people, no two cases of back pain are totally 100% identical.

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Poor neck posture and what it can lead to….

For every inch that the head moves forward in posture, it increases the weight of the head on the neck by 10 pounds!

Poor neck posture leads to a Forward Head Position which is one of the most common causes of neck, head & shoulder tension – and pain. This can be a result of injuries – such as sprains & strains of the neck, leading to weak neck muscles; poor sleeping positions and driving stress; plus computer neck, couch neck & readers neck – all of which also lead to reduced breathing capacity.

The extra pressure on the neck from this altered posture flattens the normal curve of the cervical spine resulting in abnormal strain of muscles, ligaments, bones and joints of the neck – causing the joints to deteriorate faster than normal, resulting in degenerative joint disease or neck arthritis.

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Massage can help reduce blood pressure

Massage may help protect you against high blood pressure, which is a major risk factor for heart disease. Some studies suggest that getting a massage may help calm the system, which is responsible for raising your blood pressure in response to stress. Although research on massage and blood pressure is fairly limited, there is evidence that adding massage to your stress management may help keep your blood pressure in check.

Why not try one…..

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