When it comes to losing weight it seems to be all about diet and exercise.It's obvious that exercise is key to any weight loss regimes as it helps you burn calories and more calories burned means a greater weight loss. But what if you hate exercise? According to nutritional therapist Petronella Ravenshear, no: "Contrary to the popular notion that we need to exercise to lose weight it’s simply not true." Plenty of studies have backed up Ravenshear’s opinion. Last year, a study published in Current Biology found that while exercise is important for your overall health, it shouldn’t be the only focus for weight loss. In fact, tweaking your diet can be more beneficial to not only losing the weight, but keeping it off. Generally, weight loss is 75 per cent diet and 25 percent exercise. That’s not to say you have to radically switch up what you eat overnight. “Cutting down on carbohydrates and drinking lots of water, which will take the edge off hunger and … [Read more...] about Can you lose weight without exercise?
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A SIM only deal is a mobile phone contract where you pay a standard monthly fee for your data, calls and texts, but don't pay out for the cost of your phone each month on top. With the single biggest factor affecting the cost of phone contracts being paying off the handset itself, it's no surprise that SIM free plans are considerably cheaper. So, if you've already got a decent phone that you're happy with, we've rounded up the very best SIM only deals out there this May, leaving you with a few more pounds in your pocket. Best SIM only deal we've seen this month The best offering we've seen this May is undoubtedly from Virgin Mobile, who are offering 45GB of data for £18 a month. The same tariff deal usually only gets you 15GB of data, meaning this offer gets you a whopping three times more than usual! You'll also get 5000 minutes and unlimited texts, although you are tied in to a 12 month contract, making it £216 for the whole year, according to the user that posted the … [Read more...] about Huge SIM only deal with 45GB of data for £18 a month announced
Courts in and around Greater Manchester dealt with dozens of serious cases in March. They include killer policeman Darren McKie, a football supporter who 'rammed' a Man United fan's head into a toilet wall, and a Salford gangster who spent years on the run in Spain after a string of violent gang robberies. Here's our rogues’ gallery of criminals who were convicted or sentenced last month. The teenager who stabbed a boy in the heart as he played chess in the park A teenager who stabbed a boy in the heart as he played a game of chess in a park was locked up for more than 10 years. Ramario Laird, 17, nearly killed his young victim during the attack, detectives said. Two teenagers were playing chess in Pickering Lodge Park in Timperley when they were approached by a gang of four boys, aged between 15 and 17, who tried to steal their bikes. When the pair tried to stop them, one of the victims was stabbed twice, with one of the blows piercing his heart. The boy required life saving … [Read more...] about Locked up in March
We're naming and shaming the people who've appeared in courts around Greater Manchester this week. Here's a round-up of some of the cases dealt with in the region. The police inspector who brutally murdered his wife and dumped her body in a lake A police inspector who murdered his detective wife was told he must serve a minimum 19 years before he can be considered for release. Darren McKie, 43, stared straight ahead and showed no reaction when he was jailed for life for the ‘brutal killing’ of his wife Leanne, 39. The callous, debt-ridden senior police officer left his desk at Stretford police station halfway through his shift on September 28 last year. He went home, to Burford Close in Wilmslow, and strangled his wife after she found out about a £54,000 loan he had applied for behind her back, calling him a ‘liar’ in an angry text message. McKie broke two bones in Leanne’s neck while he crushed her throat. The judge said he had ‘no doubt’ … [Read more...] about Week in court: A drugs baron and a pervert who filmed up women’s skirts
Durham’s last hope of success in the National Championships ended with defeat in the area pairs final. Hartlepool’s Paul Hartley continued his cracking run of form to sink Durham. Having already sealed a place at Melton Mowbray in the singles, Hartley, accompanied by Carl Higgins, progressed in the pairs with an impressive 19-6 win over Durham’s Brian Henderson (jnr) and Mark Higgins. In the last 16 at Melton Mowbray, the Hartlepool duo will face Swale’s Andrew Rodgers and Josh Pound. Hartley still has a chance of a third spot as he faces Gateshead’s Brian Orrell in the area final of the two-bowl singles. In the Over-60s pairs area final, the Great Aycliffe duo of Fred Edwards and Barry Attwood defeated Stanley’s Brian Houghton 20-13 to clinch a spot at Nottingham. In the last 16, Attwood will face Desborough’s Gordon Knapper and Brett Long. There was more good news for Hartlepool in the Over-55s triples as Ian Peacock, Glenn Skipp and Dale … [Read more...] about Bowls: Durham’s last hope for National Championships succumb to Hartlepool in area pairs final