Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is the ‘bad fat’ around the internal organs and an identified culprit in cardio-metabolic diseases, hence an important target of exercise programmes and nutrition. Can exercise target VAT reduction?
This article is based on a research review (See the link in references at the bottom). In simple terms, their aim was to analyse the effects of aerobic exercise versus reducing calorie intake on body weight and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) reduction. in short, which works best to reduce VAT, exercise or diet? Continue reading
October is the annual breast cancer awareness month in New Zealand. This is a chance to reflect on the statistics, but also to celebrate the resilience of survivors and those currently undergoing treatment. Continue reading
Today I had a chance and momentary encounter that made me think, reminded me how valuable happiness is. I look around me and I know or have known many people who have been dealt a hard knock: they simply get on with it, life just doesn’t seem fair does it? Continue reading
Meal prep is definitely the ‘in’ thing right now. Eating well is a priority – but a challenge. Many people cite lack of time as a reason for eating poorly, and understandably so – we all lead busy lives, and getting creative and healthy in the kitchen can just seem too hard. However, with a bit of planning, it needn’t be so. Continue reading
Unless you have been under a rock or a duvet for the past few years, you will know that including regular activity and exercise into your life is a pretty wise move if you want to be healthy and remain so.
When it comes to putting exercise intention into action, you want to make sure you get the right information and advice; advice that suits your lifestyle, health etc. Continue reading
Those who experience respiratory conditions can benefit from exercising on a regular basis.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the term used to cover a range of respiratory conditions including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and chronic asthma. COPD affects one in six kiwis. Continue reading