Beer Belly Issues
Body Image, it's not just something that affects women. I read an article in the British press where The Centre for Appearance Research at UWE studied the responses of 384 British men with an average age of 40. The biggest body issue for them was their "beer belly" and lack of muscles. (“I had one of them, it wasn’t pretty”). Thirty-five percent of respondents said they would trade a year of their life to achieve their ideal body weight or shape.
Because of our mostly sedentary lifestyles and high calorific intake, it is very easy to become the person described above once you hit your mid thirties.
Although the study was conducted in the UK, you only have to look around Main Street to see that the problem is also evident here in Gibraltar, at least physically.
The Madness Of January Sales.
Your wallet or purse has not yet had time to cool down from the pre-Christmas spend. It is still glowing red and smoking like the six barrel Gatling gun in the predator movie, but yet, when we start to see those large red 50% off signs in the shop windows, we are almost possessed by a madness to acquire what in essence nobody wanted two weeks ago.
I really think the January sales are a con; it is the retail business’s equivalent of a spring clean! Do we really need three more pairs of shoes or that gadget that has an operating manual that is bigger than a New York City telephone directory?