02 July 2018: Helen Farmer welcomes in Keith O’Malley-Farrell and Matt Cotterill from The Physical Training Company to our lovely new studios to discuss fitness tips and inspiration as well as discussing a range of health and fitness stories, including the largest fatberg found in the UK.
A fatberg is a congealed mass of fat and flushed matter such as wipes, nappies and sanitary products as well as grease and cooking fat that threatens to block up the sewer pipes. In September last year a fatberg was found in the sewers of East London. It was 250-metre-long and weighed over 130 tonnes, which is approximately the weight of 19 African elephants! Forensic analysis revealed that cooking fat is the biggest contributor to the crisis, making up nearly 90% of the sample. It also showed a higher concentration of prohibited gym supplements than illegal street drugs.
Helen talks about dangerous fitness and diets pills, unhealthy gym supplements and the best ways to make progress on your fitness.