Resting Metabolic Rate & Energy Expenditure

Resting metabolic rate is the energy your body uses to perform the most basic functions, at rest, for a 24-hour period. This can also be termed the resting energy expenditure. Total metabolic output is the total energy expenditure you use throughout the day which includes your resting energy expenditure and then energy expended doing all […]

By |August 2nd, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Weight management, hypothyroidism and the menopause!

Are you, or your female clients struggling with all three?
Article by Gill Cummings-Bell BA (Hon’s). M.Sc. PGCE. MBA

Hypothyroidism and menopaus have a connection.  Many women do not realise that there is an overlap between post menopausal symptoms and the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism can increase or worsen symptoms of menopause. A research study published in […]

By |July 27th, 2019|Article, News, Physiology|

Why do we Sweat?



By |May 10th, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Exercise Physiology

Article sourced from Dr Hazel Wallace, The Food Medic / Post written by regular contributor Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Science – Bryna Chrismas

To comprehend what exercise physiology is we need to understand the words ‘exercise’ and ‘physiology’; some history will help us.

The word ‘exercise’ originates from the Latin word exercitius, which means to ‘drive forth’, and ‘physiology’ […]

By |May 1st, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Is Health a Choice? Do you keep it NEAT?

Article by Gill Cummings-Bell BA (Hon’s) M.Sc. MBA. PGCE. MIfL

After 35 years in the health industry I have begun to question what it takes to make the choice to change your lifestyle and choose a healthier way of living. To make choices every day of good nutritious healthy food and fluid, plenty of rest and recuperation, […]

By |April 26th, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Finding your Inner Strength – the Importance of Training your Functional Core

Article by the Drummond Team

What is core stability, and what does “core stability training” involve? Typically, the aim of a core stability program is to strengthen the muscles that stabilise your lower back.  Transversus Abdominis, Rectus Abdominis, Multifidus and the Erector Spinae are just some of the muscles that are commonly thrown into the work-out.  Crunches, […]

By |February 25th, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Is it possible to drink too much water?

Article by Dr Paul Batman, PhD.

Over the past few years several fatalities have been reported on a number of long distance adventure treks. Initially health professionals were at a loss to explain why apparently healthy well-prepared trekkers could die on some of these walks. It was initially thought that these deaths must have been caused […]

By |November 29th, 2018|Article, Physiology|

Overweight and anxiety in the approach to Christmas – what to do?

The festive season is almost upon us – the thought alone can cause anxiety and stress – pressures of cooking large meals for volumes of family – (not to mention time spent with those trickier family members!), hectic schedules, the pressure to spend lots of money, no time for exercise, the list goes on!

 Some people […]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Article, Lifestyle, Physiology|

Can belly fat be harmful to our health?

By Dr Paul Batman, PhD

In the lead up to the Christmas period we always have the choice to either over indulge or control our holiday urges. Typically the first sign of overindulgence we notice is an increase in our belly fat! In the New Year we will look in the mirror and see these handles appearing […]

By |November 20th, 2018|Article, Physiology|

What happens when energy restricted diets are crossed with high intensity exercise?

By Dr Paul Batman, PhD. 

If we are on a healthy eating plan based on the current macronutrient portioning of food per day we are probably eating 2,000- 2,200 Kcal if we are female and approximately 2,600-2,800 Kcal if we are male. 

The food pyramid emphasises that our break up of K calories should be 50% carbohydrate, […]

By |October 18th, 2018|Article, Physiology|