Daily Archives: February 8, 2012

Health & fitness in the news – 08/02/2012

1. FIA & Matrix Flame 2012 Awards: Outstanding Performance categories open
FIA

David Stalker, CEO, FIA said: “These award categories recognise the leaders of our industry, at all levels, celebrating and rewarding those who make a profound contribution.”

FIA

2. Can yoga classes kill you? The startling question posed by a leading science writer
Daily Mail

On yesterday’s Today programme on Radio 4, New York Times science writer William Broad, the author of a controversial new book, The Science Of Yoga: The Risks And Rewards, asked whether yoga – when taught incorrectly – might actually have the potential to kill.

Daily Mail

3. The bridal fitness challenge: week 1
Daily Telegraph

Bride-to-be and utter foodie Emma Barnett has decided to finally get fit for her big day. In the first of a new six-week series, she begins the ‘Body Plan’ fat-burning programme.

Daily Telegraph

4. London children will train with top US athletes
Evening Standard

Schoolchildren from Tower Hamlets will train with top US athletes at the American team’s high-security training base as part of an Olympics legacy deal.

Evening Standard

5. Over 30,000 new youngsters playing sport thanks to Olympic legacy drive
Fitpro News

Over 30,000 young people have been inspired to do sport in their own time in the first six months of Sport England’s Sportivate Olympic and Paralympic legacy initiative.

Fitpro News

6. Green space the size of tennis court for every Scot
The Scotsman

“Surveys show that experiencing green space and just looking at it reduces our levels of stress, and improves our well-being, which is vital at the moment. It also shows that people who live near it have higher levels of physical activity, which is good for tackling obesity and also longer-term health problems such as heart disease.”

The Scotsman

7. Legal ruling could see introduction of airline ‘fat tax’
Daily Telegraph

A court ruling could pave the way for the introduction of a “fat tax” for obese fliers, a leading barrister has claimed.

Daily Telegraph