Daily Archives: November 9, 2011

Health & Fitness in the News – 09/11/2011

Wednesday 9th November

Exercise and Industry

1. Entrepreneurs create website for exercise flash mobs
CTV News

David Sciacca wants to get you up and moving – and he and his partners have come up with a fast, easy — and free or fairly cheap — way to do it. They started trainingmobs.com, which provides a guide to exercise mobs in several Canadian cities. It’s free to join, has a Facebook page and a Twitter feed and encourages a sense of community.

CTV News

2. Nirvana Spa cash for breast cancer charity
Get Reading

Nirvana Spa members have dug deep to raise another large sum for charity. Television personality Suzanne Dando called into the Sindlesham spa to receive a cheque for £2,500 for Against Breast Cancer.

Get Reading

3. Moving forward for a healthier lifestyle
The Shields Gazette

For the past year, health trainers have been working with Mental Health Concern’s Moving Forward South Tyneside project. The service supports people with acute and enduring mental health problems, providing healthy living courses, education, social activities and training for employment opportunities.

Shields Gazette

Health & Lifestyle

1. New research calls for lower limit to be set for South Asian obesity level
Medical News Today

A major study calling for levels of obesity among South Asians to be recalculated has been published by researchers from the University of Leicester.

Medical News Today

2. Diabetes rising fast among overweight
North West Evening Mail

Diabetes rates in Cumbria have soared in the past year, figures have revealed. Statistics released by national charity Diabetes UK show the diabetes epidemic is continuing to grow across the county.

North West Evening Mail