If you find it a struggle to keep to your exercise routine whilst completing a busy week at work, there may be no need to feel guilty about skipping a session. A recent study suggests that cramming all your recommended weekly exercise into one or two weekend sessions is enough to produce important health benefits. It … More Can Your Exercise Class Wait Until The Weekend?
Researchers are creating a skin patch that can test droplets of sweat whilst people exercise and beam results to their smartphones, possibly a new way to track health and fitness. If you think of perspiration as a drippy nuisance think again. “Sweat has biochemical components within it that tell us a lot about physiological health,” … More Testing Sweat For Health
Children aged four to ten are consuming twice as much sugar as they should be and teenagers three times as much, a national survey of diets has found. It also found that adults are still eating too much saturated fat and not enough fruit, vegetables and fibre. This has been reported as “extremely worrying’ but … More Children Consuming Twice The Amount of Recommended Sugar
People who drink alcohol may be able to offset some of the extra risks of alcohol induced disease and death if they meet the recommended levels of exercise, according to a study. UK guidelines say that men and women should drink no more than 14 units a week – the equivalent of 6 medium glasses of … More Exercise Can Offset The Harms Of Alcohol
In the 21st Century, it’s easy to be lazy. You can sit to work, to travel and to be entertained. This comfort comes at a cost though – your body won’t get the exercise it needs to be healthy. But some of us don’t have the time, or the interest, to join a gym or … More Don’t have time to exercise? Think again
People should aim to get more protein from vegetable sources rather than meat, to boost life expectancy, a stud has suggested. US researchers writing in JAMA Internal Medicine looked at 30 years’ of diet data for 130,000 people. They found a reduced risk of early death in people who ate more plant-based protein, and a … More Plant Proteins Boost Life Expectancy
Drinking alcohol is a direct cause of at least seven forms of cancer, and the more you drink, the higher your risk, a new analysis found. The report’s author said she hoped to cut through the barrage of studies and stories that can leave readers with conflicting views of alcohol’s effects. Find out more at MashableUK
Vegan, vegetarian, paleo, gluten-free, ketogenic, Atkins, 5:2, alkaline, low GI, clean, raw, there’s a diet for everyone at the moment it seems and just about everyone is on a diet. The diets of today often don’t just involve cutting down on calories, but on eliminating whole food groups, which can often have unintended consequences. With … More Is Your Diet Affecting Your Health?
Everyone should consider taking vitamin D supplements in autumn and winter, public health advice for the UK recommends. It comes as a government-commissioned report sets the recommended levels at 10 micrograms of the vitamin a day in order to protect bone and muscle health. But officials are concerned this may not be achievable through … More Vitamin D Supplements Advised For All
Local councils in England are warning that government cuts to public health funding could hamper their efforts to tackle obesity. Local Government Association figures show that councils will have spent £505m by 2017 on fighting obesity. Councils use the money to measure children’s weight at primary school, help people lose weight and offer free or … More Public Health Cuts Could Hamper Anti-Obesity Efforts