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Evidence based guide to battling the ongoing obesity epidemic

Biologic Regulation of Physical Activity provides you with an innovative perspective of underlying issues that may contribute to the obesity epidemic.

It offers evidence of a biologic regulator that may affect physical activity, as well as exploring the implications of this theory.

This extensive guide initiates further discussion, examination and research into the idea that physical activity may be controlled by a central biologic regulator.

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Fitness News, PE News

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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Avoid car travel to keep slim

Commuters who travel by car weigh more on average than those who cycle, walk or catch the train or bus to work , a large UK study of 150,000 adults aged forty plus has found.

Cycling came out as the best activity for staying trim, followed by walking, but even public transport users were leaner than car commuters.

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Being ‘out of shape’ raises diabetes risk regardless of weight

For adolescents, low cardiorespiratory fitness and poor muscle strength increase their risk for type 2 diabetes later in life, regardless of body weight, according to a study of young men in Sweden.

“Not only were both low aerobic and muscular fitness linked with a higher long-term risk of diabetes, but this was true even among those with normal body mass index,” said lead author of the study Dr. Casey Crump of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City

These risk factors had a synergistic effect. In other words, the combination of low aerobic and muscular fitness increased diabetes risk more than the sum of the two individual risks.

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Fitness News

Personal trainer put on 70 pounds to help his client lose weight

Adonis HillSo that his client didn’t have to undertake her weight loss battle alone, personal trainer Adonis Hill purposefully piled on 70lbs (five stone) in three months.

Client Alissa Kane had been overweight most of her life. So, Adonis, a 35-year-old trainer from Brooklyn, who had already overcome his own battle with weight and depression in his late-twenties, decided the best way to motivate Alissa was to go on the journey with her.

For three months, Adonis consumed 8,000 calories a day, eating doughnuts for breakfast, hot dogs or pizza for lunch, packets of Oreos as snacks and McDonald’s for dinner, as well as drinking bottles of sugary fizzy drinks. He also stopped exercising.

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New study gives hope for genetic obesity cure

Obesity is one of the biggest public health challenges of the 21st century.

Affecting more than 500 million people worldwide, obesity contributes to potentially fatal disorders such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer.

But there may now be a new approach to prevent and even cure obesity, thanks to a study led by researchers at MIT and Harvard Medical School, published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Sport funding facing major overhaul

ParkrunSport funding is facing a major overhaul in a bid to reverse recent disappointing participation figures.

Amid increasing concerns that Britain is failing to live up to the legacy promise of the London 2012 Olympics, a public consultation has been launched to mark the start of a new strategy for sport.

And the government has warned that the mounting cost of success for Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes is “at odds with the current financial climate”.

Almost 250,000 people have stopped taking part in regular activity over the past six months and a major shake-up of the way sport is funded will now be considered, with money potentially diverted away from national governing bodies (NGBs).

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch said: “Sport has such a positive impact on people’s lives and I want to embed participation into this nation’s DNA.”

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Fitness News

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson confirmed as ukactive Chair

Tanni Grey ThompsonCrossbench Peer Tanni Grey-Thompson has been named as the new independent Chair of not-for-profit health body ukactive.

Baroness Grey-Thompson will turn her seasoned campaigning voice to the crucial issue of turning the tide of physical inactivity over the coming years and ensure that the next government turns rhetoric into action on the inactivity crisis.

Within the announcement that Baroness Grey-Thompson, who is one of the most successful British athletes of all time, set out clear objectives to drive ukactive’s campaign to get Britain more active to the heart of future government policy.

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