A teenager from Northern Ireland whose weight left him suffering with anxiety and feeling depressed says he’s finally comfortable in his own skin after losing half his body weight and being named Slimming World’s Young Slimmer of the Year. At his heaviest 19-year-old Tom Johnston felt so low that he was forced to drop out of his sixth-form studies. Now, since losing 14st … [Read more...] about Young Slimmer of the Year: Teen gets a second chance after losing 14st 5lbs
· LloydsPharmacy invite customers to sign up to Get Summer Healthy, Lloydspharmacy’s free healthy living programme · Customers lost over 3,668lbs last year, the equivalent weight of a male hippo or a saloon car · Ireland’s largest pharmacy group plays its part in addressing Ireland’s obesity epidemic through a free, eight-week health transformation … [Read more...] about LloydsPharmacy launch free healthy living campaign, Get Summer Healthy
It seems like everywhere we turn these days we are tempted with some form of 'diet' food. But how healthy are they and can they really help us lose weight? The graphic below looks at some of the foods that might be considered ‘healthy’ by some but are in reality , bad for us. For example, low-calorie cereal bars may be advertised as ‘healthy’ snack options but quite often they … [Read more...] about The ‘Diet’ Foods that Don’t Help You to lose Weight – Infographic
With Pancake Tuesday today, it is inevitable that many health and fitness regimes will be temporarily side-tracked by Pancake Day indulgences. While it is tempting to go for the most decadent option available, the calories on those toppings can add up very quickly, so here is a handy guide to working off those treats from Dan Smullen, personal trainer at 1Escape Gym. If you … [Read more...] about Don’t flip over pancake calories!
A free smartphone app to help people to lose weight in a healthy way has been launched today by safefood. The launch of the app "weight-mate" comes as recent research indicates that one in three Irish adults (35%) are trying to lose weight. At present in Ireland, almost two in three adults (61%) are overweight or obese and the economic cost of obesity is estimated at … [Read more...] about Free weight loss app ‘weight-mate’ launched by safefood