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Study reveals just how much joining a gym could help your health

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 no better for healthy weight than full sugar drinks

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.

The research was conducted by academics from Imperial College London, the University of Sao Paulo and the 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.

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Survey calls for more physical education and clearer food labelling to tackle obesity crisis

A new poll has been conducted to coincide with the launch of this week’s annual ‘JanUary’ campaign (formerly National Obesity Awareness Week).

The ComRes poll found that a third of Britons believe more physical education at school and clearer food labelling would be most effective for tackling the obesity crisis.

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Healthier kids make healthier adults

9781492503972_zoomObesity 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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“Get up offa that thing”

Standing DeskThe 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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NHS’s inexplicable approach to obesity

obesity (2)MPs say it is “inexplicable” that the NHS in England spends more on bariatric surgery than well-established measures to prevent obesity.

A report by the Health Select Committee says health workers should use every opportunity to deal with the problem.

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Success of England’s National Governing Bodies

Sport montageA new study, State of Play, commissioned to look at the impact 39 governing bodies have had in delivering sport in England has revealed that more than 1.8m people belong to sports clubs and almost three million sports competitions took place in England in 2014.

The report was launched alongside a new chief executive officer forum which hopes to act as an independent voice to influence national and local policy on sport.

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Providing exercise for heart patients

This online course and exam is intended for personal trainers and other allied health professionals working with clients or patients with heart disease.

It will help you to identify risk factors associated with heart disease and shows how to design personalised programmes that set safe intensity levels and progress exercise for clients.

It will help you learn the risk factors associated with heart disease, recognise abnormal heart rate and blood pressure responses, identify the contra-indications to exercise and determine the criteria for terminating exercise.

Price: £67.49 I €87.85

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