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Are energy drinks bad for health?

Posted 19-08-20 | updated 20-08-20

Caffeine, in one form or other, is consumed more than any other psychoactive drug in the world. In the USA it’s estimated that 85% of...

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Is red meat bad for you?

Posted 27-07-20 | updated 31-07-20

This is an interesting question that I’ve wanted to talk about here for a long time. It’s a bit of a read, so do give...

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Should I do the BTN foundation academy before the BTN practical academy?

Posted 24-06-20 | updated 03-07-20

The title of this blog is the most common question we get here at The BTN Academy, and because the answer starts with “well, maybe,...

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Is sugar really toxic?

Posted 25-03-20 | updated 26-03-20

Today I want to reflect on a question I was asked in a recent live social media Q and A, which was "is sugar really...

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The ‘afterburn effect’ – should we believe the hype?

Posted 05-03-20 | updated 13-03-20

It’s extremely common for personal trainers, class attendees, and regular gymgoers to consider the ‘after burn effect’ (properly termed EPOC or excess postexercise oxygen consumption)...

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“My clients won’t stick to their nutrition plan” the coaches dilemma

Posted 12-02-20 | updated 13-02-20

Do you often think to yourself, “why can’t my clients be more like me, interested in training and nutrition, wanting to eat well, wanting to...

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The game changers movie – why It’s riddled with scientific inaccuracy

Posted 21-11-19 | updated 22-11-19

Blog banner photo credit: The Game Changers 2019 A couple of months ago a film with the name ‘The Game Changers’ was added to Netflix...

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Problems with nutrition science and how to spot them

Posted 21-10-19 | updated 22-10-19

Here at the BTN Academy we promote evidence-based practice. Evidence-based practice doesn’t JUST mean that you read a bunch of research and base your actions...

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Intuitive eating, is it really intuitive?

Posted 18-09-19 | updated 19-09-19

A few weeks ago we sent out a short email about intuitive eating. While our emails have always proven popular this one seemed to blow...

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Metabolic adaptation to weight loss: Where is the science now?

Posted 30-07-19 | updated 22-08-19

Metabolic adaptation to weight loss – the phenomenon of reduced energy expenditure during and after a period of calorie restriction, is probably one of the...

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Exercise & mental health - is the connection as clear as we think?

Posted 30-07-19 | updated 01-08-19

Mental health is something that has been historically treated as a separate thing from physical health – a situation that arises from the dualistic idea...

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How many calories do you burn during weight training?

Posted 27-06-19 | updated 27-06-19

This blog is a poignant one for me because I hate seeing people work their arses off in the gym to then be greeted by...