This week our Man of the Week is Tim Smyczek. Don’t recognise his name? Unless you follow the early rounds of the Australian Open this year I don’t blame you.
Smyczek was facing Rafael Nadal (a more familiar name to a lot of you) in the second round at the Australian Open. Continue reading
Going to the gym can be a daunting exercise for many people with a lot of people not knowing what to do or how to act when they attend a gym. Ian Allen is a personal trainer and he gives some helpful tips as to what to do when attending a gym.
When first joining a gym it can be an awkward situation, especially if all you want to do is shed a few pounds off that beer belly but you find yourself surrounded by people lifting more than you weigh. This can be off putting. Continue reading
Steroid abuse – Testosterone injection
The use of anabolic steroids is increasingly becoming a big issue with young males. Although we don’t like to admit it men are very conscious of their bodies and their body image.
We see A-list celebrities and sports stars with A-list bodies and we strive to look the same.
We always look for the short-cuts and the easy options in life and our health and fitness is no different. Why put in the hard work, deal with injury and end up with lesser results when there is a quick fix?
Anabolic steroids are an illegal drug the same as Cocaine or Heroine. Sports Scientist and Fitness Instructor Danny Wilson spoke about his opinion on the drug. “Generally, people who take steroids often hold a lack of knowledge of what they are consuming, therefore steroid abuse is common.” Not only is the use of steroids a problem but not using the drug correctly can lead to serious health side affects.
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Testicular cancer is the most common disease for men between the ages of 15 to 45 years old. In the UK alone, around 2’000 men are diagnosed every year. But why are we still so embarrassed to discuss it and are men doing enough regular “self-checks”?
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Divorce and separations are much more common now than they used to be and while many are settled amicably some aren’t. William Shaw separated from his wife in May 2011 but instead of moving out on his own like many men do he stayed in the family home with his three daughters while his wife walked out.
William and his daughters in summer 2011
Dustin Hoffman came to the rescue of a jogger in Hyde Park who had collapsed suddenly.
Jogger, Sam Dempster, 27, collapsed while out for a run and Dustin Hoffman came to assist him and alerted the paramedics. Hoffman stayed there until the paramedics revived Mr. Dempster.
This time last year, Tom Grant got the shock of his life when told his dad, Tony had cancer.
“My parents first new something was wrong when my dad started bleeding when he went to the toilet. But they didn’t tell us for months because they had all the pre-checks. They sat us down and told us, just around when I was supposed to be going back to finish University.”
Tom, 22, from Milton Keynes, is the eldest of three children alongside his brother Charlie, 20 and sister Shannon, 14. His dad Tony, 51, runs his own building company; Thomas Charles Grant, named after his sons. He was diagnosed with ‘colorectal cancer’ or cancer of the lower bowel last February.
Tony before his illness.
The most common causes of insomnia include include mood and anxiety disorders, physical conditions such as heart disease and hormone problems. However, for students, it seems to be their lifestyle that is causing the problem.
Dominic Phelan, History & Politics student at the University of Sheffield, believes he has suffered from insomnia since his first year of studies.
“First of all, I think university life as a whole has caused this. It ranges from everything, from the way I eat to the worry of future deadlines. Continue reading
Yesterday the news broke that professional footballer Stiliyan Petrov has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia. The Aston Villa captain complained that he felt very unwell after a league match against Arsenal last weekend.
Leukaemia is a cancer of the blood which occurs when the bone marrow produces a large number of abnormal cells. In the blood there are three types of cells. Red blood cells carry oxygen, platelets help to clot the blood and white blood cells help fight infection. Billions of new cells are produced in the marrow daily, most of which are red blood cells. When the marrow starts to produce too many white leukaemic blood cells they interfere with the healthy blood cells making those diagnosed highly susceptible to infections, bleeding because the blood can’t clot and bruising.
‘I’m so depressed’. These three words are often used in a jokey way, mainly to describe a mild frustration. But what if you really are depressed? As a bloke do you ‘man up’ and suffer on your own in silence or do you give in and eventually deal with the fact that you have a medical condition that needs treating?
This article tells the story of Martin Bowe, who became depressed in the two years which followed university.
Martin (on the right) at university