The Nocebo effect.

Nocebo: A detrimental effect on health produced by psychological or psychosomatic factors such as negative expectations of treatment or prognosis. Yet again, last week I had a lovely woman in the gym for her first time.  While showing her around the toys, it was obvious that she was nervous about the whole experience.  Nervous about what … Read more

Why some people who “go to the gym” fail to lose weight

With nearly two thirds of the UK population classed as overweight or worse, a very common goal in the gym is to “lose weight”.  It is February, and the New Year influx has mostly died away now, but loads of people who joined to “lose weight” have unfortunately failed to do so. They are coming to the gym 3 times a week, their diet is “pretty healthy“…so what is going wrong? Here is one common reason…

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