A new study has suggested that joining a gym might be one of the best investments you can make to help boost health and fitness levels. The study was conducted at Iowa State University and found that people with gym memberships exercised more and had better measures of heart health.
Sugar-free and ‘diet’ drinks are often seen as the healthier option, however, researchers from the Imperial College London argue that they are no more helpful for maintaining a healthy weight that their full-sugar counterparts. The research was conducted by academics from Imperial College London, University of Sao Paulo and Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil. They provided a commentary on current research and policy into sweetened drinks. They found that not only were they sugar-free drinks no better from weight loss, but that they may also be detrimental to the environment.
A new poll has been conducted to coincide with the launch of this week’s annual ‘JanUary’ campaign (formerly National Obesity Awareness Week). It found a third of Britons believe more physical education at school and clearer food labelling would be most effective for tackling the obesity crisis.
Obesity continues to be a problem, one that extends throughout life as children move into adolescence and adulthood and choose progressively less physical activity and less healthy diets. This public health issue needs to be addressed early in childhood, when children are adopting the behaviours that they will carry through life. Eat Well & Keep Moving will help children learn to adopt physically active and nutritionally healthy lifestyles that significantly reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and other diseases.
The On Your Feet Britain Challenge dares you to take James Brown at his word and ‘Get up offa that thing’
MPs say it is “inexplicable” that the NHS in England spends more on bariatric surgery than well-established measures to prevent obesity.
More than 1.8m people belong to sports clubs and almost three million sports competitions took place in England in 2014.
Low-intensity exercise like walking for even a minute at a time can cut blood pressure