This TV show was on last week – and I am looking forward to this weeks episode.

 

 

If you missed last weeks – you can catch it on Iplayer by clicking the pic below:

It looked at the following:

 Can you be fat and fit?

Could you improve your health by staying in bed longer?

Should we all be taking an Aspirin pill to help us live longer? 

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Fat and Fit

First off, they looked at people’s

  • BMI
  • Body fat %
  • Aerobic fitness

 

It was good that they showed that BMI can be misleading – but still, I think they could have done a waist circumference example……….simple becuase many of you at home will want a practical tool you can use, and don’t have access to body fat scales (which can be wildly error prone too) or a treadmill with gas exchange system!

treadmill gas system

 

 

2. I love the idea of being in bed longer!

Unfortunately – this girl makes it harder at the moment!

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I do know the research is quite clear and I know myself that I am not as ‘on it’ if I am extremely tired.

Last night Baby Kiera stayed at Nanas for the first time – sleep city for 1 night! Kiera is getting better as time goes on – and it hasn’t even been 4 weeks yet! How time flies.

 

3. They said about the 2 Litre water myth.

water overflow

I disagreed with this.  I think that water HAS A TON OF BENEFITS, like

  • weight loss
  • appetite suppressing
  • lubricates joints
  • feel fresher

That’s not even a comprehensive list!  I know that when I drink more water – I feel more alert, and better all-round.

Check this funny picture out:

water is deadly

 

4. Aspirin

Should we take aspirin as a precation? (The risk of stomach bleeding as the counter argument)

I’m not your doctor and won’t commment on a specific situation – but I wouldn’t like to take anything that has side effects. Talk to your GP if in doubt.

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Check out this weeks episode Thursday 8pm BBC2.

 

 

John