Exercise and Industry
1. Products specially designed for independent living and maximum comfort
As the front page of The Times illustrates today, the UK is facing a ticking time bomb of health and welfare costs as a result of an ageing society. The new Chief Medical Officer’s Guidelines show that exercise, in particular balance and strength training, is essential in the maintenance of a healthy and independent later life. Today, The Independent gets in on the act and asks its readers “Are you struggling to sleep, find walking painful or perhaps would like to try some exercise to help retain your mobility?” Whatever you’re struggling with, there’s plenty of help and advice out there to make life easier. Day to day tasks like walking to the shops for your fruit and veg and going to the post office shouldn’t have to be hard work. Taking a comfortable walk in extra wide fitting shoes lets you really feel the difference.
Health & Lifestyle
1. Lentils and kidney beans ‘cut bowel cancer risk’ by up to a third
Eating pulses, brown rice, green vegetables and dried fruit could cut the risk of bowel cancer. People who consume pulses such as kidney beans or lentils at least three times a week reduce their risk of developing polyps small growths in the lining of the bowel which can become cancerous by a third, researchers say.
2. 9 per cent of 11 year olds own a mobile phone
The technologically savvy consumer of the future is coming, are you ready? Nearly every 11 year old in Britain now owns a mobile phone, according to research released today. A staggering 93 per cent of 11 to 20 year olds own a mobile handset, of which 23 per cent are expensive smartphones like Blackberrys or iPhones.