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Working Out

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Circuit FitnessAs far as that strenuous activity stuff goes, you know the one we commonly refer to as ‘Working Out’? Well, I can hand on heart make a declaration to the world expressing my true feelings towards such things …..…..’Arrrrrr no  - Awful’

I once owned a gym membership many years ago, which was brutally destroyed on the first day after a certain running machine left me face down on the floor. Willing to give the experience a second chance, I returned somewhat years later However, after several months it dawned upon me that if I averaged out my membership fee against my attendance I was paying a staggering £90 for a pretend hour of working out, whereby I would prance around staring dumbfully at the machinery with no inkling on what to do with them.

So here we are, over three weeks into my January fitness resolution – where all I have managed to successfully achieve is to eat everything in sight in preparation for the undecided doom day, and to make me feel less piggy and more Phwor, I have decided to attend my first ever fitness class ‘Circuit Training’.  Now here is where I would love not to be me, so I could chuckle at the mere thought of torture, however I am me, therefore petrified!

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Suspended Coffee

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The past week I seem to have been distracted several times from my usual daily nonsense by a certain story which funnily enough involves two of my top many loves……’Coffee and Good Will’. Spreading like wildfire is our latest craze ‘Suspended Coffee’. Now for those of you who are behind in the social network addiction here is the brief.

It is said that ‘Suspended Coffee’ or rather  ‘Caffe Sospeso’ originated in Italy, particularly Naples, although the direct whereabout and first practice is unknown it was later published in the Italian online newspaper (Nove Da Firenze) on Easter Monday 2004 according to our little researchers here --> snopes.com

Although the full history behind the heart-warming gesture is mainly unknown, it is the story below which has been taken direct from feed to be the one of which we are all aware and currently raving on about.

 “We enter a little coffeehouse with a friend of mine and give our order. While we’re approaching our table two people come in and they go to the counter – ‘Five coffees, please. Two of them for us and three suspended’

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Metabolism Management

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Gibraltar Healthy Living

Metabolism is a bit of a mystery to most. Many who are a little overweight or squidgy around the middle may claim that they “suffer” from a low metabolism usually quantifying this when they see skinny or toned physiques being paraded along the streets or beaches of Gibraltar by saying “they clearly have a higher metabolism”. But what is Metabolism really, and are we able to manage and boost it?

At its most basic, Metabolism comes down to sets of hormones and enzymes flowing through the body and working on converting food into energy (Catabolism) and then using that energy to construct cell components like proteins and nucleic acids (Anabolism). The higher your Matabolic Rate, the more efficiently you change food into fuel and then burn it off. Metabolism is all about how quickly we burn the calories we put into our bodies and therefore how easily the body gains or loses weight. Naturally, this process will differ from person to person, and it is age and sex dependent, but you can influence and improve the rate you metabolise.

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The Fitness Paradox

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Your Gibraltar TV - Lifestyle - Healthy Living

Despite the recent publication of some worrying statistics concerning the state of Gibraltar’s Health and Wellbeing, there seems to be an underlying paradox, which, at face value, doesn’t fully allow the statistics to match up with what some may observe as the reality.

The results of the Health Survey indicate that nearly two thirds of the local population are either overweight or obese; yet, in a place where practically all sport is free to participate in, there is something that doesn’t quite tally. Naturally, if no one were taking part in regular sport and exercise then this would be an open and shut case. However, the fact remains that a very large proportion of the local population are regularly engaging in exercise, be it team sports, fitness classes, gym sessions, cycling or simply pounding the roads with regular runs. The evidence is there to be seen. As a population, we like our sport and exercise and we take part in it often. This, therefore, begs the question “how can nearly two thirds of Gibraltarians be classified as overweight or obese?”

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BMI Demystified

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Your Gibraltar TV - Lifestyle - Healthy Run

Body Mass Index, more commonly known as BMI, is an equation used to determine whether a person is overweight, obese or not. This is the standard formula used by the majority of healthcare professionals around the world as it is easily measureable and presents clear boundaries to establish where on the weight scale the patient lies.

In order to calculate your BMI you need to divide your weight in kilograms by hour height in metres squared. Once you have your result all you need to do is check it against a classification chart to see where on the weight scale you sit.

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All About Abi

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AbigailAbigail rooted back to the rock 12 years ago and quite simply refuses to ever leave! Recently joining YGTV as a guest writer on the Lifestyle Section, we can all expect some interesting reads coming up!

Her life’s loves are anything involving dining, although her cooking capabilities are quite simply awful!! She claims that, being as her little missey has no comparison to her cooking, she still reins ‘Top Mommy’.  Her main aim in life is to learn how to spell and to write an award winning novel whilst mastering the art of not falling over:

My days are often spent deep in thought trying to combat procrastination, whilst wishing that I could use some sort of cake as a tool or aid in finding a cure. I have still not yet managed to figure out how to unravel myself from a certain five year old little girls finger, who may I add has now sourced a bell for summoning me, and I can often be found climbing down from cloud 9 to complain about restaurants, line up bottles face forward, demand attention from all of my beloved and after years of mumbling utter nonsense to myself! Well now I have you!

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Core Blimey!

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Gibraltar healthy Living

Chiselled and defined Abs: we all want them; we covet those that have them; we spend hours in the gym trying to get them. Why?

A defined and muscular torso is an attractive torso (just pop to any of Gibraltar’s beaches to see the many proud six-packs on display!). It is a sign that the person is health-conscious, physically fit and, dare I say it, virile? Human beings are extremely receptive to visual stimulus, and six-pack abs can really... Stimulate!? Yes, it may seem shallow. Yes, it may seem superficial. Yes, it may seem animalistic. But remember, in essence, it’s what we are - a bunch of animals (some more than others!) - and our instinct finds attraction in the tell-tale signs of a suitable, potential mate. Healthy, fit, virile... Yep, it’s all in the abs! Hence our obsession with flat tummies.

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THE Guaranteed Formula for Weight-loss and Health Gain!!

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Your Gibraltar TV - Lifestyle SectionRecently, figures were released by the GHA (Gibraltar Health Authority) detailing the key findings of Gibraltar’s first ever Health and Lifestyle survey. Unfortunately, these statistics make for some pretty grim reading, and here are some of the headlines: 

60% of Gibraltarians are Overweight or Obese
42% of Gibraltarians who are overweight are unaware that they are overweight
75% of men aged 45+ are overweight

Just to put these figures into perspective, 3 in every 5 people in Gibraltar are overweight or obese, and out of those 3 overweight people at least 1 of them are unaware that they are! More worrying is the fact that, out of every 4 men over the age of 45 that you meet, 3 of them will be overweight.

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Body Balance

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Gibraltar - Healthy Living - Body Balance

Nature seems to relish in its delicate balances, harmonies and symmetries, and although we tend to remove ourselves from it all, distancing our lives from the natural world and preoccupying ourselves with “civilisation”, we are still just another species of animal, subject to Nature’s great balancing act.  

If you take a close look at the human body and our physiological makeup, the symmetry and balance inherent in nature becomes powerfully clear; we have two of most things, in opposing and approximately equidistant positions on the body (side-to-side and front-to-back). Effectively, one side of the body is a mirror image of the other, providing natural symmetry and balance, because a balanced body works so much better (if we had really large heads and very small feet we’d be falling over all the time!).

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