Exercise

Ignore the latest fad theory. The ‘secret’ of weight loss is to eat fewer calories than you burn

11 May 2015 9:25

Before I got sidetracked by bogus obesity predictions, I was discussing the equally bogus controversy about whether physical inactivity is…

Why are we getting fat while exercising so much? Try reading George Orwell

5 May 2015 17:52

Last week I mentioned a widely reported article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine which claimed that ‘physical activity…

The dodgy science behind the claim that exercise doesn’t help you lose weight

27 April 2015 14:00

You may have heard the news that the nation’s doctors have had a change of heart about physical activity and…

Dave’s chillaxed approach to keeping fit

26 January 2015 11:29

First it was George Osborne on the 5:2 diet, then the Prime Minister revealed he had ‘given up bread’ in…

Lies, damn lies and health statistics – smoking is more deadly than serving in Afghanistan

30 October 2014 12:51

Basically nothing is as bad for you as smoking. Short of fairly obvious things like blunt-force trauma or falling out…

Why I hate runners

23 June 2014 13:00

They annoy dogs, drivers and cyclists, and get in the way of pushchairs, wheelchairs and groups of people out for…

Andrew Lansley, like Andrew Marr, was almost killed by exercise

14 April 2013 11:36

The old joke — ‘my only exercise is acting as a pallbearer for friends who exercise’ — is no laughing matter for Andrew…