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Results May Vary: You're Setting The Wrong Health & Fitness Goals

Results May Vary: You're Setting The Wrong Health & Fitness Goals
Let's talk about setting health and fitness goals. I bet right now, most of you have set results-based goals. When I talk about results-based goals, I'm referring to the goals that are based on what you expect to achieve rather than what you are going to be doing

The most common results-based goal I see, is weight loss. "I will lose 30lb by this day next year" for example. We think this is a great goal, because it's specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and has a deadline (timed). So it's SMART right? Wrong. 

Here's three problems with results-based goals and why you need to be setting action-based goals instead.

Excuses, Health Roadblocks and Developing the Health Mindset

Excuses, Health Roadblocks and Developing the Health Mindset
Do you make excuses for not eating healthily or working out? Are they really just excuses or symptoms of something else bothering you. Something deeper inside your mind that you probably either don't know is there (subconscious) or something you don't want to admit is an issue (like emotional eating, for example). I call these health roadblocks.

What's a health roadblock?

The critical among us would just pass them off as the same thing as 'excuses'. I think that's little harsh, as I've always thought many 'excuses' can often be signs of something we're struggling with deep inside.

Obesity: Is the NHS Fat Prejudice? A New BBC2 Documentary Investigates

Obesity: Is the NHS Fat Prejudice? A New BBC2 Documentary Investigates
A BBC2 documentary on obesity and fat prejudice within the NHS, airing tonight (April 11th 2017) at 9pm, investigates whether obese patients are being refused life-changing treatment and surgery because of a fat-prejudice within the medical community (and indeed wider society) and a chronic lack of funding.

If you've ever hesitated to go to to your GP with a medical issue because you've suspected you'll be dismissed (or already have been) and told to lose weight first, then you'll want to watch this documentary.

Professor Rachel Batterham Phd, FRCP, FRCPE, is Head of Obesity Services at University College Hospitals and presents 'Obesity: How Prejudice Is The NHS?'. Professor Batterham sees obesity as a disease requiring treatment, rather than a 'lifestyle choice'. This standpoint is one that's debated throughout society and shapes everything from government health policies, to NHS funding and even your GPs own personal opinion, which will affect whether you're referred for treatment or told to solve your problems on your own.

6 Things I Hate About The Dieting and Fitness Industries

6 Things I Hate About The Dieting and Fitness Industries
I observe the fitness and dieting industries every day through my work, hobbies and my personal mission to improve my fitness and I'm sent hundreds of press releases and news updates every single day about the latest trends and products in the industries.

You know what? There's a lot that really irritates me about the these industries, and if you've ever seen me rant on Twitter (@BTBSblog), you'll know I'm very passionate about this. Here's six things that really piss me off about the health, fitness and dieting sector:

Can Anti-Snacking Aid, Slissie Stop Cravings and Emotional Eating?

Slissie Review
You've probably seen hundreds of people vaping in an attempt to quit smoking cigarettes, but have you seen anyone sucking on flavoured air in an attempt to stop snacking? 

Enter Slissie, the anti-snacking device. It's not actually a vape and there isn't any vapour released by it, but it does look like one and anyone around you would be forgiven for thinking that that's what the device is when you whip it out to use. 

Instead the USB-charged Slissie, delivers a burst of appetite-surprising flavour when you suck on it like a straw.  This small device fits handily into your bag, pocket or sits on your desk ready for when a craving hits.