Wednesday 14th December
Exercise and Industry
1. Future opportunities for the industry
Fitpro Business (p.14)
FIA CEO David Stalker discusses the opportunities for the industry in 2012, along with the issues that need to be addressed if we are to capitalise on these new markets.
2. London 2012 Olympics: BOA ban on drug cheats is right. We must fight to keep it, says Sir Chris Hoy
I’m on the other side of the world at the moment in Perth, Western Australia, putting in a big winter training block, but I’ve been following the debate on the BOA’s stance over former dopers and their impending showdown with Wada with huge interest because this is a subject I have strong views on.
3. Mary Portas rescue plan: yoga studios, bingo halls, and a minister for shops
The wide-ranging report also suggested that defunct stores be turned into gyms, creches and bingo halls to kick start community regeneration as well as a “National Market Day” to drive footfall on to local high streets.
4. Pilates isn’t just for fitness any more!
We tested the APPI Pilates method, which focuses on curing ailments like lower back pain while increasing overall fitness.
5. How Coffee Can Galvanize Your Workout
New York Times
Can a cup of coffee motivate you to relish your trips to the gym this winter? That question is at the heart of a notable study of caffeine and exercise, one of several new experiments suggesting that, whatever your sport, caffeine may allow you to perform better and enjoy yourself more.
Health & Lifestyle
1. Diabetes death toll could be slashed in half
The Daily Express
Most of these early deaths could be avoided if ¬sufferers got regular NHS check-ups, ate healthy foods, cut down on alcohol and took more exercise.
2. Obesity rising among final year primary school children, says new report
NHS Information Centre
The proportion of children in England who are obese in their final year of primary school is rising; new NHS Information Centre figures show today.
3. Staying Fit and Healthy Over Christmas
Woman & Home
Christmas can be a busy time but staying active and working off any extra calories is still possible.