Daily Archives: December 19, 2011

Health & Fitness in the News – 19/12/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Elite athletes at greater risk for arthritis: study
Reuters

Elite male athletes who participate in high-contact sports such as football, soccer and rugby have a higher risk of developing knee and hip osteoarthritis than men who exercise little or not at all, a Swedish study found.

Reuters

2. Can a gym workout fix my hangover?
The Express

On any other morning I’d be hiding under the duvet desperately pressing my alarm’s snooze button. Instead I’m about to start the UK’s only exercise routine formulated with the symptoms of a post-drinking session in mind.

The Express

3. Mothers urged to control pregnancy weight
Private Health

Jo Taylor, midwife for the baby charity Tommy’s, stated that women who make an effort to remain relatively fit during pregnancy will receive a number of health benefits.

Private Health

4. Gym-goer Alex Field scoops national award
Bucks Free Press

Alex, who has Down’s Syndrome, rowed more than a million metres last year on a rowing machine at The Exercise Clinic, which is based at Wye Valley School.His work at the gym also helped him climb Snowdon, canoe 150 miles down the Thames and achieve his Silver Duke of Edinburgh Award.

Bucks Free Press

Health & Lifestyle

1. Junk food companies use loopholes to advertise to children
The Telegraph

Junk food companies are using loopholes in advertising rules to ‘swamp’ children with unhealthy food messages while they play online games, charities warn.

The Telegraph

2. Weight loss wonder pill that doesn’t make you sick could be on sale within three years
Daily Mail

The drug, which switches off appetite using hormones that are created naturally in the stomach when it is full, is billed as the first to melt away unwanted pounds without causing nasty side effects.

Daily Mail

3. Six of the best Xmas family games
The Sun

“Pick yourself off the sofa and get moving with our favourite calorie-burning games everyone can enjoy.”

The Sun