Health & Fitness in the news – 12/07/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Let’s get children moving – The Independent

Children are physically active for barely half of the 60 minutes a day the Government says they need to keep them fit and healthy, according to new research from the University of Worcester’s Institute of Sport and Exercise Science. Yet parents believe they average 271 active minutes a day – more than eight times the amount they actually achieve.
The Independent

2. Office work-outs! How to exercise at your desk to stay healthy – Daily Mail

And it recommends that desk-bound staff carry out ‘office work-outs’ to increase activity, fight obesity and improve health. This could include taking the stairs rather than waiting for the lift and cycling or walking to work. Staff are also advised to stand up every 30 to 40 minutes when talking on the phone to break up the amount of time they spend sitting down.
Daily Mail

Health and Lifestyle

1. Never mind fillings! Not brushing your teeth can give you heart disease and arthritis – Daily Mail

As well as bad breath and problems with your teeth, emerging research is now linking it to conditions ranging from heart disease to miscarriage and erectile dysfunction. Earlier this month it was revealed gum disease can even make it harder for women to conceive.
Daily Mail

2. Ask the doctor: What can I do about my whiplash – Daily Mail

This injury can affect all structures of the neck — the vertebrae, discs, ligaments, muscles and critical nerves. Symptoms include pain, muscle spasm, loss of the range of movement in the neck, and even headache. These symptoms may persist even when there is no obvious bone or nerve damage seen on X-ray or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Daily Mail

3. Staying fit helped me ace cancer – The Express

Doctors told her she had a non-invasive form of the cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS. This means the cancer is confined to the milk ducts and not spread to the surrounding tissue. A mastectomy used to be the recommended treatment but recent research by the British Journal of Cancer found that in the UK more than 60 per cent of women who have DCIS do not require one.
The Express