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Calorie deficit – what does it mean? A calorie is a unit of energy. One calorie is the amount of energy it requires to heat up one gram of water by one degree Celsius. The calorie we are used to seeing on food packets and when talking about our food and health is the kilocalorie...
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Mental Health: defined by the Oxford Dictionary as ‘A person’s condition with regard to their psychological and emotional well-being.’ In the same way that your physical fitness and health shouldn’t be ignored until there is a problem, your mental health also benefits from you utilising a ‘prevention not cure’ approach. Being aware of your state...
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Weight loss clubs; rumoured to have first started in America around 45 years ago developed from a woman having a get together (read: house party) to chat about each other’s diets and what they were doing. Now almost every city, town and village has at least one branded weight loss club running (because ANYONE can...
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Childhood nutrition A massive part of childhood nutrition is not only to nourish the body to grow and develop, but also to lay down great eating habits and healthy attitudes towards food, meals, snacks and the ability to make good food choices. Your pre-teens and teenagers are right now at a great age where they...
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We all have that absolute wasp of a person constantly posting bullshit on their Facebook or Instagram page about how they are involved in this ‘magical and fantastic’ product. We’re constantly exposed to their bothersome behaviour about how they can help you lose weight (despite most not having a single fitness qualification or nutrition background...
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In 2010 we had a vision to make fitness fun and create something unique.  The only options to anyone looking to get fit  at the time was the gym, or gym classes, both intimidating to most, and for many, ineffective.  Your only other option to improve your health was your local diet club and count...
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It’s the end of January and most have scuppered there New Years Resolution, most fad diets and gym memberships, if not already, are about to crumble, why? Because in amongst this January noise, we’re led astray, misled information and given the wrong advice by the wrong people. We at Burn It purposely avoid posting too...
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The School Bank West Lothian is a community based charity that aims to help children and families in our local community. Our mission is to help alleviate the impact of poverty for families in West Lothian, particularly the devastating effects that poverty can have on children. At The School Bank West Lothian, we believe that...
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What can you expect from a Burn It Fitness session? A warm welcome.  Fun, friendliness, like-minded individuals and professionalism. When you arrive. You will be greeted with a friendly, fully-qualified-in-fitness, normal human being. Our team is made up of fitness and business professionals who are experts in customer service. (No egos, no camouflage, no ex...
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Secret eating has had a lot of press; it is normally characterised as a habit of the obese, but you don’t get off that easily. Secret eating is really any form of eating that you hide from others or even yourself. I know that sounds strange, how can you hide eating from yourself?? Think back...
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