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Body Mass Index

Your BMI, or Body Mass Index is a representation of your body fat from an equation using your height and weight. BMI = height (squared) divided by weight (you can do this using metric measurements or ‘old school’ measurements) The following table will...

Commit to Get Fit

At the start of the month I was asked to give a talk at the University of Sussex as part of their ‘Commit to Get Fit’ month. Sussexsport, the health and fitness team at the University of Sussex, provide free facilities to staff that sign up for the month...

Inspired by the Brighton and/or London marathon?

Spring is the perfect time to start running.  The days are getting longer and warmer, and it is so much easier to want to get out the door when the sun is shining! It’s daunting to start running though, isn’t it? When you see people pounding the streets of your town,...

Exercising with COPD and Asthma

Have you been diagnosed with a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)? Do you have asthma? Are you thinking about starting to exercise but not sure if this will help or hinder? Read on, this blog hopes to help answer some questions you may have.   We all know...

The Benefits of Chocolate

Let me start this with by saying “Not all chocolate is created equal” The potential health benefits of processed, highly sweetened chocolate are slim to none but the health benefits of dark chocolate are numerous and quite impressive. A 100g bar of dark chocolate with...