Daily Archives: November 25, 2011

Health & Fitness in the News – 25/11/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Studies have found that a daily bout of hard exercise can
drastically cut your risk of cancer

Men’s Health

A study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found
doing 30 minutes of intense exercise a day reduces your cancer risk by an
average of 50%.

Men’s
Health

2. Britons believe Games
will boost country’s morale

Fitpro

However,
the public were more sceptical regarding health and fitness, highlighting how
much work remains to be done on the Games’ legacy. Just a quarter of
respondents think that London 2012 will help promote grassroots sport and only
20% believe that London 2012 could help improve the health of Britain.

Fitpro

3. £1m more funding for London facilities

Sports Management

London
mayor Boris Johnson has announced that 20 projects at sports clubs, playing
fields and recreation grounds across the capital are to benefit from a further
£1m of funding.

Sports
Management

4. Doctor’s orders for
top fitness

Lancashire Evening Post

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, which runs Royal Preston and Chorley and
South Ribble Hospitals, has invested more than £40,000 in cardiopulmonary
exercise testing equipment as part of its new ‘fitness for surgery’ initiative.

Lancashire
Evening Post

5. 12 health benefits of
running

Zest magazine

A
dozen health reasons for running should be enough to get even the most
reluctant runner out on the road.

Zest

Health & Lifestyle

1.
Early intervention to tackle obesity saves pounds

Guardian

Voluntary
sector groups like ours, that help people to get fit, come off drugs, and
improve their mental health can save the NHS millions, says Healthworks manager
Tim Woolliscroft.

Guardian

2.
Harnessing the power of the mind to overcome obesity

The Independent

To
date, behavioural change programmes have tended to focus on diet and exercise
without addressing the fact that some patients have deep-seated emotional
issues leading to entrenched beliefs.

The
Independent