Exercise training v calorie deficit diets: which is best to improve body weight & VAT fat?

adipose-tissue-typesVisceral adipose tissue (VAT) is the ‘bad fat’ around the internal organs and an identified culprit in cardio-metabolic diseases, hence an important target of exercise programmes and nutrition. Can exercise target VAT reduction?

This article is based on a research review (See the link in references at the bottom). In simple terms, their aim was to analyse the effects of aerobic exercise versus reducing calorie intake on body weight and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) reduction. in short, which works best to reduce VAT, exercise or diet? Continue reading

Keep well this winter by keeping active indoors

It’s not an uncommon story; the best laid exercise plans being derailed by inclement weather and low temperatures. That run or walk gets put off and the heater gets turned up.

Let’s face it, sometimes the heat pump is more attractive than the outdoors. However, there is no better way to stay warm and stop your energy levels slumping mid winter than with a regular exercise session. Continue reading

Are YOU what you eat? Is that a good thing?

I Love this quote. It sort of sums up today’s society: ‘there must be a pill for that’. We seem to think that quick fix is the only way forward, we haven’t time to do things properly. Well, sorry, to make changes stick it doesn’t work like that.  Continue reading