Exercise and Industry
1. FIA and thinkpublic receive funding to develop their idea for helping older adults stay socially connected
The FIA (Fitness Industry Association) in partnership with thinkpublic are one of four winners of the national Keeping Connected Business Challenge.
2. Footballers, friends and zombies: Fitness tech gets social
For people struggling to get fit, their main problem is simply a matter of motivation. They don’t have any.
3. Mark Cavendish voted BBC sports personality of the year
The “Manx flyer”, cyclist Mark Cavendish, has been voted BBC sports personality of the year after a stellar 12 months.
4. The man whose muscles made women faint: How Britain’s first bodybuilder was the father of modern fitness
On a winter’s day in 1904, Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle steered his motor car too quickly into the drive of his Surrey country home.
5. Breaking down sporting barriers
Barbara Keeley, MP for Worsley and Eccles South, said she hoped the UsGirls project, which aims to get 30,000 young women and girls in Britain more active, could overcome barriers in the city.
Health & Lifestyle
1. Only 6% of Welsh population meets four pillars of healthy lifestyle, warns retiring chief doctor Tony Jewell
Referring to the results of the Welsh Health Survey, he said only 6% of the population met the four key health guidelines – not smoking; drinking alcohol within guideline limits; eating five-a-day and meeting the weekly activity and exercise targets.
2. Have a happy – and healthy – Christmas
In the post Christmas weight-panic, gym memberships across the country soar. But while we adults can pump iron in adult-only gyms, there are few places where children can target their weight in such a way.
The FIA Media Review will be back on 3rd January 2012. We would like to wish all FIA members a Happy Christmas and we look forward to working with you in the New Year.