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”?
Posted in Health, Lifestyle, University
- Tagged awkward, balls, cancer, embarrased, Health, interview, men, pub, testicals
Joe Preston shares the devastating news that rocked Sheffield and the snow sports community.
On the 29th April, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called to the Sheffield Ski Village at 01:00am, after reports of a blaze at the centre.
At one point around 3’000 litres of water were being used per minute. Apart from the actual slopes, the whole of the bar area, bowling alley and shops have been destroyed.
Joe, 25, has worked at the Ski Village for three and a half years, and says the situation has been life-altering.
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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.
Bullying is a social problem that is impossible to get rid of. Seth Bennett was bullied through the Internet for a number of years whilst working as a journalist.
For Seth it all started around 5 years ago when he found people felt like they could say whatever they wanted using different internet platforms such as facebook, twitter and forums.
‘I accept fully that I’m in a public environment, but there is a part of me which questions whether my wife or little boy should have to read some of the things written about me’ Continue reading
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.
Money is always an issue at the moment; I spoke to a university student (who wishes to remain anonymous so for the purpose of the article I will call him Chris) who finds that he is living off of tinned food most months because he can’t afford anything else.
Chris has a job and attends university, a lot of people would think that he would make enough to sustain himself comfortably, however Chris is a compulsive spender;
Food Chris finds himself living off
“I find that every month when I get paid I just need to buy things, whether it be new clothes or fast food. By the second week of the month I’m usually skint.” Continue reading
Shaan, Haris and Tanzeel chilling out on the Xbox
Britain today is one of the most multi-cultural countries on the planet. This inevitably leads to barriers of understanding different ways of life. Shaan Chaudry, Tanzeel Ali and Haris Bhatti are three friends brought together at university in Sheffield.
They have all experienced the same difficulties when it comes to explaining their religion, cultural differences and way of life to friends that come from completely different backgrounds.
Shaan, Tanzeel and Haris are all Pakistani and Muslim and they talked about how it can be hard to talk about religion and culture to their friends. Continue reading
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