Every year in High Wycombe, they weigh me. In this video, I explain why and give my 5 top tips for those of us who are overweight to get and stay in shape. As I say, we don’t want to be chasing implausible body images. Here’s my video, Body image – it’s time to Be REAL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CK0q6smLCY. And everyone should eat the right calories: only eat less if you are overweight. MyFitnessPal is here (other calorie counters are available): Website: https://www.myfitnesspal.com iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/calorie-counter-diet-tracker-by-myfitnesspal/id341232718?mt=8 Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.myfitnesspal.android&hl=en_GB […]
Tags: Diet, Fitness, Ideas, Weighing In, Wycombe
The Air League Trust is offering a number of opportunities in aviation and aerospace to young men and women permanently resident in the UK. The competition for flying scholarships opens online in November 2015 and all other competitions on 1 December 2015. Please find more details in the 2016 scholarship flyer. Please visit www.airleague.co.uk for further details and to download application forms for all competitions.
Tags: aerospace, Flying
This year, Armed Forces Day will be held on Saturday 27 June 2015 at the Aylesbury Rugby Club. We must never forget the achievements and sacrifices made by servicemen and women, their families, and those veterans whose bravery has secured our freedom in some of the most dangerous and challenging conditions. This year’s event plays host to the air show including flypasts by P51 Mustang, Spitfire and Hurricane to name a few. There will be musical performances from The Memphis Belles, The Army […]
Tags: Armed Forces, Buckinghamshire, Events, Wycombe
Via the doctor in the house, this video from James McCormack, Choosing Wisely: Could a little entertainment be what is missing from contemporary health education?
Tags: Health, Ideas, Liberty, NHS, Responsibility, Video
It seemed like a good idea to accept an invitation from Combat Academy on my day off. It was. As they say on their site: Our self defence training philosophy, concepts and techniques are among the best in the world and if you are looking for self defence training that really works in the harsh reality of an actual attack or assault then Combat Academy can help. We didn’t video the training but here are a couple of demonstrations with […]
Tags: Self defence
As Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Motorcycling, Motorcycle Action Group recently asked me to experience an electric motorcycle. I was skeptical. Find out how I got on: A review will appear in their magazine shortly. As part of the future of motorcycling, especially in town, electric motorcycles are good news. Related: my article after taking evidence on electric vehicles while I was on the Transport Committee.
Tags: Environment, Ideas, Motorcycling, Transport
My wife Beth and I enjoyed a walk around West Wycombe and Downley with the Ramblers this morning. In the course of it, Beth (a GP) mentioned the video 23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health? It’s an astonishing fact that we have become so sedentary that it is thought proper we should be taxed in order to fund public health measures as simple as this: Walking is a fantastic way to […]
Tags: Health, Ideas, Walking, Wycombe
Via BBC Worldwide, classic stuff from Yes, Prime Minister: All too true, I imagine.
Tags: Ideas, Localism, Parliament, Wycombe
Because I am today a member of a small Baptist church, I feel I can get away with posting this great video which is a little unkind about us. There may be some people at my church who don’t drink but I’m not aware of anyone having a theological objection to alcohol sales on a Sunday and lobbying for a ban. I guess the author of the video has other experiences. The video explains why government regulation tends to have […]
Tags: Government, LearnLiberty.org, Regulation, Video
Apparently the UK faces an obesity crisis. Helpfully, as reported in the national news [1,2], I am annually weighed in public in High Wycombe. This year, I had lost weight thanks to The Sherlock Diet. Today, I have lost 10kg since Christmas, 8 of them in the last 10 weeks. I was significantly overweight with a Body Mass Index of 29, just 3 kg off obese. My wife, a GP, hinted fairly heavily that the trajectory of my health was […]
Tags: Ambit, Diet, Fitness, Health, MyFitnessPal, Suunto