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The case for counting steps

Let’s look at the variables under our control that influence fat loss. Getting lean is the direct result of a calorie deficit. Calories in versus calories out. Over the course of a week, you need to burn more calories than you eat. That includes any weekend overindulgences! “Calories out” is the sum of your resting […]

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Healthy eating

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) asked me to write an article for their Wellness Week on Healthy Eating. The World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations agency concerned with public health, defines healthy eating as “a diet that protects against malnutrition, as well as chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke and cancer.”

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Squats, does depth matter?

Short answer, yes. I can see this post putting a few noses out of joint (it should do), so rather than just offering my opinion I’m going to direct you to an EMG study on the contribution of different hip and thigh muscles at varying depths of the back squat. Electromyography, or EMG for short, is […]