Chip Hawkins isn’t a man to harbour many regrets, but as an up-and-coming player in the fitness gadget sector there is a little something niggling him.
Advice on healthy living generally takes one of two forms. There is the unaffordable Gwyneth Paltrow route of nauseating smugness, where you sit in the Hamptons knitting your own kale while wearing a £1,200 organic cashmere sweater. Then there is the unsustainable “never eat another carb and go to the gym for three hours a day” route. Into the gap drops neatly a man called Dalton Wong.
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HEALTH-ADVICE television should come with a health warning. Science and showbiz are uneasy bedfellows and the fruit of their coupling can be a genetically engineered organism of dubious nutritional value. The tendency towards synthetic syrupiness becomes even more pronounced when programme-makers masquerade as experts on the chronically undisciplined discipline that is spiritual medicine.
If your new year’s resolution is to get fit without forking out for expensive gym membership, running might seem the obvious choice. In theory, it costs nothing — you slap on a pair of trainers, open your front door and off you go.
You can eat fats and carbs and still lose weight. Joe Wicks shares his favourite tasty and healthy meals from his ‘Lean in 15’ recipe series
Podcasting in Ireland is still a niche medium with a tiny — though growing — audience. Dublin’s Radiomade.ie is giving new voices a chanceThe scruffy, high-ceilinged room above Grogan’s pub in Dublin’s Castle Market doesn’t look anything like the headquarters of a media movement. [Read more…]
EVEN people in their nineties can benefit from strength and endurance training usually reserved for elite athletes, according to a study.
From ‘arm bikes’ to ropeless skipping, we investigates the latest fitness fads
Somewhere, secreted in the It bags and desk draws of the chic and glamorous, you will find the evidence: a linseed or two in gathered in the lint by the house keys; a half-eaten packet of edamame beans or sriracha peas nestled by the stapler; a lone cashew nut under a notebook. [Read more…]