Learning & Guidance

Learning & Guidance is a resource centre for all our clients to access at their personal convenience. It stores a wide range of material related to Fitter For Life’s services as well as wellbeing, healthcare and associated topics. Have great fun exploring the contents, here to further support your wellbeing and goals achievement.

If you wish to discuss anything relating to these materials, including thoughts and ideas for improvement please either contact your Programme / course lead practitioner, or e-mail enquiries@fitterforlife.com.

Podcasts

Cover both course-specific topics made by Fitter For Life practitioners and authoritative podcasts on wellbeing topics by other people and organisations.

Course-related seminal research

Here are found links and reference to leading research that gives guidance and support to wellbeing and preventative healthcare activity, whether generally or in specific arenas or contexts.

Events – Videos. podcasts and related texts

Stored here are recordings and other materials relating to earlier and up-coming Fitter For Life Events.

Blogs

The archive for earlier Fitter For Life blogs, as well as those currently on the web-site.

Seminal and recommended external source material

Links and recommendations of long-standing, high quality material that can deeply inform guide and inspire healthy, zestful, joyful and fulfilling lifestyles.

Recent media and other reports and content of interest

As the heading suggests, authoritative health and wellbeing reports and insights recently appearing in communications media:

 This report in the New York Times discusses increases in older people’s blood sugar levels. It is an interesting example of the degree of understanding of          medical conditions which research has developed, whilst also showing that there is still – will always be – lots more to know  –  New York Times article

A recent change of policy on “primary” pain treatment in the UK, defined by the National Institute for health and Care Excellence (Nice) was reported in the Guardian The article discusses the guidance that exercise is now considered a better treatment for “primary” pain then than painkillers.

This article in the British Medical Journal discusses the impact of inactivity on people’s health across the world.

 This article in Science Daily discusses the metabolic changes in fat tissue and associated adverse health effects. 

A recent study led by Dr Robert Sallis of Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Fontana, California involving 48,440 people found that regular physical activity was strongly associated with a reduced risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes among infected adults. The study results were published in the British Medical Journal of Sports Medicine as well as reported in the New York Times.

A new book from Professor Roy Taylor of Newcastle University summarising his long years of research into Type 2 Diabetes and people’s ability to reverse the condition is reviewed in the Guardian

This article in the South China Morning Post was among a number reporting on research by Dr. Angelo Sabag published in the Journal of Physiology indicating the effectiveness of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). Do note, HIIT is for people certain in the knowledge of their good level of cardiovascular health.

Report and comment on internal information at Nestlé, the world’s largest food manufacturing company, on the healthiness of its products appearing in the Financial Times and the Irish Times.