What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is made by the liver and is needed in order to function properly. Cholesterol made in the liver hitches a ‘lift’ on proteins and are transported around the body by our transport network – blood. When a lipid and protein combine it is called a lipoprotein. These lipoproteins are characterised into […]

When is the best time to exercise?

We all have our own internal circadian rhythm.  Your circadian rhythm is a 24 hour body clock following a daily 24 hour cycle, this effects our physical, mental and behavioural changes throughout the day. For example, at times we are full of energy, other times we feel drowsy. This is different from person to person and[…..]

Commit to Get Fit

At the start of the month I was asked to give a talk at the University of Sussex as part of their ‘Commit to Get Fit’ month. Sussexsport, the health and fitness team at the University of Sussex, provide free facilities to staff that sign up for the month of May. Throughout the month, classes,[…..]

Exercise For Older Adults

We all know that exercise is something that we should be doing throughout our lives due to the many health benefits associated with exercise. As we age we tend to drop away from sports – athletes and sports performers in football, rugby, hockey are thought to be ‘past it’ when they reach early to mid[…..]