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Why the new Cancer Research UK campaign is not helpful.

Cancer Research UK, I applaud the amazing work you do. I truly respect everything you contribute to society and in fighting a shitty disease. However, your new ad campaign helps nobody- to the point of being irresponsible. Michelle Mitchell, chief executive of Cancer Research UK, has said about the new campaign: “Our new campaign aims […]

Why I am moving on from Weight Watchers (WW)

  The rumors are true; I am hanging up my scales and moving on from my role as a WW coach. It’s not a decision I have made hastily or lightly, and it is most certainly not a revolution, or throwing in the towel. Simply it’s the end of one chapter, and looking to the […]

The real reason people get angry about vegans (from a carnivore)

Think yourself a level headed and liberal person, yet find yourself getting frustrated at the growing trend for veganism? Is it their picky demands, smug sense of self-righteousness and moral superiority? Or is it something else? Much like election time when everyone seems to become a political expert (and keyboard activist) as soon as the […]

Martial Arts Guide: Kung Fu

As part of our beginners guide to martial arts, we have been looking at some of the different styles, to help you decide which might be best for you. Today we are looking at Kung Fu. Originate from: China Physical Style: Ones that hit /Ones that wrestle/ Ones that hit and wrestle Kung Fu is a […]

Martial Arts Guide: Tae Kwon Do

So far  as art of our beginners guide to martial arts, we have looked at Karate, Judo and Jiu-Jitu. So  now we are moving from Japan over to Korea to look at Tae Kwon Do (or Taekwondo or TKD). Originate from: Korea Physical style: ones that hit/ ones that wrestle/ ones that hit & wrestle […]

Martial Arts Guide: Judo

As part of our two week guide to martial arts, we are giving a brief introduction to some of the most popular styles, to help you find the right martial arts for you. Today we are looking at Judo. Originates from: Japan Physical style: ones that hit/ ones that wrestle/ ones that hit and wrestle A lot of […]

Martial Arts Guide: Karate

Over the last few days, we have been talking about what is martial arts and which is best. So now it’s time to help you find the right one for you. Each day for the next week, I will post a short guide to one type of Marital Arts. Today we are looking at Karate! Originates […]

Martial Arts: which is best?

Which is the best martial arts? Short answer, none. Or a better answer would be “best at what?” Martial arts are like cars, they each have their own strengths and weaknesses and more importantly their own purposes behind what they do. My father-in-law uses a great stonking Ford truck to pull his tractor, but then […]

Martial Arts: not just kicking and punching

Martial Arts is lots of things  What do you think of when someone says “Martial Arts”? Is it the image of people in white suits and black belts going through complicated movements, or is it more the sweat and grime of 2 people knocking lumps out of each other in a cage? Maybe you just […]

Lent is not a health fad

So tomorrow marks the start of Lent for many Christians. A time for prayer, repentance, fasting and forgiveness as they mourn the death of Jesus and prepare to celebrate his resurrection. Or in modern, non-Christian world; a time when many people give up stuff for 46 days in the hope it might give their healthy […]