Modius Health Headset review part 2 [ad]

For the past six weeks, I’ve been testing out the Modius Health headset. This device is designed to use neuroscience to help make weight loss a little bit easier. This is my second post about the device, you can read my introduction to Modius here. Whilst I haven’t been using Modius for very long, using it for an hour a day has quickly and easily slotted into daily life. This update is to tell you how I’m finding it, how easy it is to find time to use the device as a busy parent, and whether it has yet had…

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Preparing for the London Marathon

Have you ever been in one of those job interviews where they ask you what your weaknesses are? Put on the spot, you never know what to say. Is there any such thing as a good weakness? With the benefit of not being in a stressful situation, I can confidently say that spontaneity is one of my weaknesses. Because every now and then, I do something a bit reckless. There’s usually wine involved, like the time my friend and I drank a bottle of rosé and ended up in Venezuela. Often though, my impulsive actions lead me to find myself,…

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[ad] Trying a new approach to weight loss with Modius

It can become a little frustrating hearing experts saying that weight loss is easy. Eat a little less, move a little more. What could be more simple than that? But what if that does’t work for you? What if you already run and swim several times a week, eat a predominantly healthy diet and still struggle to shift the extra pounds? What if eating healthy all week gives way to a binge at the weekend, undoing all your hard work? I’m trying out the innovative Modius Health headset to see if it can help make weight loss just a little…

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The emotional impact of sugar as running fuel

Do you ever feel yourself hitting an energy wall just over an hour into an exercise session? Running experts advise taking onboard some kind of fuel if you’re going to run for over 75 minutes. I’m generally terrible at doing this, but I realise I’m going to have to experiment with some kind of running fuel before the London Marathon. When I ran the Ultra Marathon, I was happy eating things like wraps and chocolate bars because it was such a long, slow run. But a marathon is different. So last time I went for a run, I needed to…

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My dog doesn’t want to join your running club

Who doesn’t want to join their friendly local running club? Getting together for a social once a week, chatting to likeminded folk, burning a few calories and sinking a pint in the pub afterwards. What could be better? Well, here are a few things for starters. Don’t be rude Occasionally, I run past a running club group who move to one side of the pavement. If that’s you, thank you. I really appreciate it.  Because the norm is to carry on running two abreast, forcing me off the pavement and onto the road. When there’s one or two of you,…

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Premier League Writing Stars opportunities for children

This is a collaborative post. At primary schools around the country right now, children are frantically writing poetry. It might not be what you’d imagine primary school children to be doing in the run-up to Christmas. However, tomorrow is the deadline for entries to the Premier League Writing Stars competition. So right now, it’s every child for themselves.  Premier League Writing Stars visit a local school As part of the Premier League Writing Stars competition, players and other celebrities are getting involved. Some are judges, others have written their own poems. Even more excitingly, some have been visiting children in…

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10 tips to avoid getting bloated this Christmas

This is a collaborative post.  One of the best things about Christmas is eating delicious food and treating yourself to a little of what you enjoy to drink. But we all know that by boxing day, we’ll be feeling bloated and sluggish. Every year, the festive preparations seem to begin earlier. Temptations aplenty encourage us to eat more carbs, fats, proteins and sugars and we start to feel uncomfortable. But Beth Morris, a Clinical Nutritionist from Biocare, has some tips to help you enjoy some festive fun whilst looking after your digestive system. 1. Understand bloating Bloating is caused by…

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