Daily Archives: November 18, 2011

Health & Fitness in the News – 18/11/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Derby gym owner nominated for BBC East Midlands Unsung Hero Award
BBC News

Ten years ago, Steve Pateman, who has dedicated 25 years of his life to coaching different sports, secured funding to transform an old building into Sumo’s Gym. Young people living in the area have the opportunity to use the facilities for free. Mr Pateman volunteers at the gym for about 40 hours a week.

BBC News

2. Staff at gym save heart attack man
Cambridge News

Quick-thinking staff at a gym saved the life of a customer who suffered a heart attack. The man, in his late 60s, was using a rowing machine at the Impressions Fitness Suite at One Leisure, St Ives, when he suffered a cardiac arrest.

Cambridge News

3. Everyone Active Life Centre set to open next March
This is Plymouth

A date for the opening of the Plymouth Life Centre has been announced. The centre will house a climbing zone, leisure pool with a flume and a 50-metre Olympic-sized swimming pool amongst many other facilities.

This is Plymouth

Health & Lifestyle

1. Nanny state health projects ‘don’t work’
The Daily Mail

Many multi-million-pound ‘nanny state’ initiatives by the Government aimed at boosting public health do not work and could even be causing harm, claims an independent study. Projects such as Change4Life, which is intended to get more people eating fruit and vegetables, have had ‘little effect’, it concludes.

The Daily Mail

2. Government slammed for obesity group closure
Food Manufacture Magazine
The government’s decision to abolish the panel of experts advising ministers on tackling obesity is like “turning the policy-clock back 10 years”, according to panel member Professor Timothy Lang.

Food Manufacture