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.
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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 than their full-sugar counterparts.
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A new poll has been conducted to coincide with the launch of this week’s annual ‘JanUary’ campaign (formerly National Obesity Awareness Week).
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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.
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The On Your Feet Britain Challenge dares you to take James Brown at his word and convert ‘sitting time’ to ‘standing time’.
“On Your Feet Britain” is taking place on the 24th April 2015 when it is hoped workers across Britain will take on the challenge to sit less and move more whilst having a bit of fun and raising vital funds to fight heart disease.
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MPs say it is “inexplicable” that the NHS in England spends more on bariatric surgery than well-established measures to prevent obesity.
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