Simple back stretching exercises

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I have a friend, Marin, who lives, with her husband, in Honolulu. She has made some exercise videos for us, many of which you will find on the ‘self-help’ page of our website.
Have a look at this set of exercises. They are simple back stretches which most of us can do and will find helpful. Of, course, be careful if you have not done these before and stop if they cause any problems.
Many people find that simple yoga-like stretches can help to keep aches and pains to a minimum.

My jeans were too tight!

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Back in January, I thought that my washing machine was playing up, and shrinking my jeans! But then I realised that I was using a different hole on my belt buckle, and that actually, all of my clothes were too tight. Oops – too fat! Time to lose weight. Two months later, and I had lost 10% of my body weight. Have a look at this video and find out how I did it!

The Complete Guide to Fasting by Jason Fung, available via Mostly Books, our favourite bookstore just round the corner from the practice!

www.dietdoctor.com Website run by the irritatingly handsome Dr Andreas Eenfeldt about low carb eating. Lots of stuff by Jason Fung here.

Intensive Dietary Management. ‘Fasting for Weight Loss and Diabetes Reversal Made Simple. (Jason Fungs website)

Effect of Breakfast on Weight and Energy Intake: Systemic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomised Controlled Trials. BMJ.com

Cup of tea?

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I was about to go for a run and then come back and have a cup of tea, but then I read this article in the BJSM about the effects of caffeine on sports performance. It was a very powerful piece of research, pulling together the results of many other research articles.

….and the result? Does caffeine improve sports performance? You’ll have to watch the video to find out! (it’s only 30 secs)

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