The Hunger Games (part II) – lose weight and KEEP it off…

Anyone who has seen “The Hunger Games” movie, or read the book, will know that it is about being in a situation where you have to literally fight for your life – the same may be said for some people trying to deal with either being overweight or obese. Continue Reading..

Lose weight and HELP save your health!…

We all know how important exercise is for losing weight, toning up, giving yourself more energy and staying generally healthy. We also know how many people are not doing this, not just here in Australia, but around the western world – look at the obesity rates, its scary stuff. read more…

Death by Sugar – Are u slowly killing yourself?…

There has been much written about the ‘Sugar Scenario’ over the years, most recently was last week, with the publishing (in the journal ‘Neurology’) of a study from the The Australian National University relating to the effect between blood sugar levels and brain shrinkage, read more..

Research / News RoundUp – How Ian “C’s” it!

SO…I’m back in Sydney and gearing up for Spring, it’s only just around the corner, so now is the time to really start thinking about reassessing your fitness & health goals in time for summer – especially if you want to hit the beach looking your best! Again I’ve put together some interesting facts & figures for you to help motivate & inspire you. First some FACTS!!:-

University of Southern Queensland: has released (another) list of foods that will best help you fight off Obesity, to see more, press here…

News Round Up from London – how Ian ‘C’s” it!

So, here I am in London…and I’ve been doing a bit of research to see what the Pom’s take is on things – I have put together a few bits and pieces to help you along your way to achieving your fitness & health goals….lets start with some interesting stats…

 

40% – the boost in anti-oxidants if foods are grown organically..

64% – the # of adults under 45 who suffer joint pain

2862 – the number of jumping Jacks you’d have to do to cancel out eating 2 slices of regular pizza (1040 cals)

10 points – the by which Beetroot juice can lower Blood pressure, say UK scientists

13% – the amount by which coffee drinkers suffer ‘increased distress or functional impairment’ if they DO NOT have it!! …

PLUS… news cont’d by pressing here!…

Will YOUR child have diabetes by age 30?…

I wanted to  start with a more controversial title and photo because I think this is such an important issue and it needs our attention urgently. As I have said in my blogs about obesity before it has been a growing problem for a long time and now childhood obesity is a genuine concern for many parents. learn more, press here…

Jamie Oliver – the food revolution we have to have..

You have all heard of Jamie Oliver I’m sure, British Celebrity Chef, sometimes Naked, currently with a small cookbook out? Well, he has been based in America for the last few months filming his ‘Food Revolution’ now in its second season after its successful launch last year. I just happened to tune in on the weekend and am so glad that I did.

It made me angry.

You should watch it. Especially if you have kids.

Basically, Jamie has seen how poor diet has affected children both in the UK and the States (though of course it’s happening here as well), but not just children, to families, and he’s trying to start a revolution. He’s based in the unhealthiest state in America (West Virginia) & is trying to change how the States feed their kids at school – and it is un believable the obstacles he comes up against. The authorities wouldn’t allow him into their schools to film in the cafeterias or even talk to the kids to see what they want. Why is this? All he is trying to do is save kids lives!! He was even threatened with being arrested and had his filming rights rescinded! READ MORE…

Research Round-Up, How Ian ‘C’s It!

It really is quite frustrating when reading all these new ‘studies’ that are released each week, in trying to actually understand what they are saying! lets go through a few and try to digest them!

MORE TO AGEING THAN LIFESTYLE?

One being touted in the media this week is regarding Ageing and Lifestyle – from chemists at the Australian National University & is something most of us are interested in though something that affects us in different ways… and not just because of our genes. Some of us (especially if you’re from Hollywood) seem to be able to age VERY gracefully (others not so). Have Joan Rivers, Raquel Welch and Joan Collins aged naturally – I think not, they are all in their 70’s & looking fabulous (in make-up anyway!) However, these days procedures such as Botox are about as common as going to see the Dentist! to stay young, press here…