Interesting piece from yesterday’s Irish Times about the growing obesity epidemic and how it affects Irish workplaces Fat is a workplace issue. Advertisements
It was ‘the war to end all wars’, comprising over 60 million troops and lasting four grueling years. When the First World War broke out in 1914, few would have envisioned the bloody scenes that came to pass. In the fight for freedoms, millions died, civilian and soldier alike.
Despite the bloodshed, the thirst for fresh recruits amongst the European powers never ceased. Men who in the normal course of events would never have joined the army suddenly became troops on the front line.
As millions rushed into battle, army officials across the continent began to pay more and more attention to the type of training their new recruits were receiving.
So how did soldiers from both sides prepare for War?
Since the early 1990s, the Western World has been infatuated with a wonder supplement that increases athletic performance, helps build muscle and has relatively few side affects. Creatine is perhaps one of the best known supplements available on the market. It has been praised and castigated for its effectiveness and oftentimes has been mistakenly deemed as a dangerous substance.
So what is creatine and where did it come from?
Whilst not the most effective form of training out there, chances are all of us will have done countless jumping jacks as kids. Indeed, Jumping Jacks were often the staple exercises for countless PE teachers, alongside the dreaded burpee.
So who did invent the Jumping Jack and how did it become so popular?
Can techno music help you run faster? Will heavy metal make you stronger? The Folks at Fix.com have created a fascinating infographic detailing the effects that different kinds of music have on exercise. Well worth […]
A fun start to your weekend. Have muffins gotten bigger in recent years? Q: Is it just me or are muffins getting bigger?.
Ah yes the trans fat. Now reviled as one of the most unhealthy substances a human can eat, trans fats were once presented as the epitome of clean eating in the United States. They were cheap to manufacture, easy to cook with and marketed with aplomb.
Today we look at the fascinating history of the unhealthiest of fats.
Low fat? That has to be healthy right?
Before putting that food into your basket snatch a glance at the ingredient list. Most often you’ll be met with a list of items that seems more akin to a laboratory than a kitchen. So what are things like xanthum gum or methylcellulose?
What are their functions and what are they made from?
From yesterday’s Irish Times. Nice to see mainstream media beginning to turn away from the idea that fats are evil. Particularly interesting is the throwaway line about carbohydrates being problematic as well… Advice to cut […]
From 1960 to 2004 UEFA and their counterparts in South America were responsible for the Intercontinental Cup, an annual tournament that pitted the winners of the European Champion Clubs’ Cup against the winners of the Copa Libertadores. In part driven by lofty ideals of creating a closer footballing family, the first decade of the Cup was troublesome to say the least. By the end of the ‘60s, the Cup had become synonymous with bloodshed, sendings off and misbehaving fans. Sadly it could have been so different.