Author Archives: Dan Gee

Is a fat or sugar tax a good idea? Nope.

Sugar cubes and "sugar tax" inscription

This is an opinion piece and does not fully reflect Supplement Centre.

If any politician mentions the word “tax” most normal people make an inward groan. After all, who wants to pay more for anything, or have more money taken from them?

However when George Osborne announced a two tier levy on sugary drinks, many rejoiced. Jamie Oliver danced a little bit and many saw it is a blow against the ever growing bastard that is obesity.

Before I tell you why they should stop dancing, let’s get a bit of background shall we?

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When it comes to body image, no one can win

fat vs thin men cartoon

This article is an opinion piece, and does not necessarily reflect the views of Supplement Centre.

Everyone is insulted about pretty much everything these days. Sometimes rightly, sometimes wrongly, but if you go onto social media, look at the news or speak to a handful of people, someone, somewhere will be on a campaign for justice because someone somewhere else has done something “disgusting”, “unfair” or “place negative adjective here”.

Perhaps the most common instance of people being wronged, is when it comes to body image. Brands, media outlets and individuals now have to be incredibly careful about what they post, say or do, but 9 times out of 10, someone will be offended.

Disney have now joined the party, and just like England vs Iceland, they cannot win.

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How to Start Working Out…Again

Young Man Lying on an Exercise Mat Lifting a Dumbbell

Keep going lad!

We all change, though we might not admit it, and the days of working out, staying in shape and generally being active are often replaced by bourbons, endless repeats of Top Gear on Dave and a merging of our fat and muscles.

But what if you want to change back again? You used to workout, you stopped, but you want to return?

Let’s start with a big dollop of realism.

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How to make a gym at home

garage gym

Image source: Pinterest
Some inspiration from the USA

Ever wanted to get a workout in and then realised you have to…

…go upstairs, get your gym kit out, get out of your clothes, get into gym kit, get your gym bag, take a pre-workout, walk to car, realise you have forgotten your earphones, walk back to the house to get earphones, walk back to the car, get into the car, drive to the gym, park, put your kit in the locker, and then, workout? Then do it all in reverse?

Wouldn’t it be easier if you had a gym at home? Well, let’s take a look.

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Four reasons gyms are disgusting

man disgusted by smell of trainers

The smelly trainers are the least of his worries.

Gyms are lovely places. They let you get in shape, smash boundaries down and achieve things you never thought possible.

But they are also smelly, germ ridden cesspits where we see the worst of humanity, laid bare in one stuffy, fresh air lacking cave of concrete.

Gym owners, we apologise, but this is why your gaff is disgusting.

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5 foodie old wives’ tales: busted

senior woman with carrots

They help you see in the dark you know?

Fresh air is good for you, fish is good for your brain and cheese can give you nightmares. All things you have probably heard from an older relative, and all true.

Now while we may have already debunked many modern nutrition myths, there are some old wives’ tales that persist to this day.

So sit down with a healing hot toddy, or chicken soup, and prepare to mend your foodie knowledge.

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How to Workout in Space

how to workout in outer space

#SpaceFitFam

There is a strong space theme going round at the moment.

Major Tim Peake’s doing a spacewalk, Brian Cox is on the TV more, and we have also seen the sad passing of and space-age-esque music creating legend, David Bowie

So we wondered, how do astronauts workout in space?

Let’s “launch” our investigation.

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Should you Train with a Hangover?

man hungover

Not exactly #fitfam?

There are many times in life where you find yourself to be horrifically, almost cripplingly, hungover. And the last thing you’ll want to do is train.

But if you are more hardcore than John McClane in Nakatomi Plaza (can you tell this being written around Christmas), then you will definitely want to train. But should you?

Here are the pros and cons…some scientific…some not.

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5 Cheap Protein Packed Recipes

5 cheap protein packed meals

All the protein, none of the cash (well some)

If you were to believe everything you read, then you’d think that we are on the brink of poverty not seen since the Irish famine, and that soon, zombies will be taking over.

The truth is, things aren’t that bad. Granted, some have it worse than others, and for many, it’s important to cut costs where possible. For those who love working out, that can be an extra challenge.

So, if you are a bargain hunter, always looking at discount supplements, then you will love these five awesome protein packed meals!

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