Health and fitness in the news – 22/03/2012

1. One day left to nominate a colleague for the Future of Flame Award 2012
FIA

There is just one day left to nominate a colleague for the prestigious Future of Flame Award.

This award recognises the industry’s very best on an individual level; rewarding a person who has shown remarkable dedication and commitment to the fitness industry.
The Future of Flame Award is one of five outstanding achievement categories in this year’s FIA & Matrix Flame Awards.

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.

“If there is someone you know who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to show their dedication to the fitness industry, then make sure that you nominate them for the Future of Flame Award.”

How to nominate someone: Industry members are invited to nominate their colleagues with a brief description (400 words max) on why their nominee should win the award. Entry is free. Nominations should be emailed to flame@fia.org.uk by 23rd March 2012 and online voting will close beginning of June 2012.

FIA

2. £50 million to improve your workforce
FIA
One week left to complete the FIA’s survey to help us support your funding applications

A new Employer Ownership Fund has been launched to give employers direct access to public investment to improve the skills and productivity of the UK workforce.

The FIA and SkillsActive can support employers or clusters of employers to submit applications for the fund. To fully understand how we can support employers and their priorities for the fund, we are asking employers to answer a short online survey by 28th March.

FIA

3. Hit the streets: No excuses. The Grit Doctor Ruth Field says run, even if you hate it
Evening Standard

The months of being able to hide our flab under warm knits are finally behind us. But while this brings relief to a fit few, it is more likely to bring horror to many. Mainly those who have been hibernating on the sofa since last November.

Evening Standard

4. Bespoke body
Evening Standard

A new method for improving your movement and poise is proving a hit with both royalty and celebrities

Evening Standard

5. Obesity harms ‘later brain skill’
BBC

Being overweight in later life puts you at higher risk of brain decline, Korean research suggests.

BBC

6. Binge-drinking leads to 25 per cent rise in liver disease
Metro

Alcohol is the main factor in the majority of cases, according to a new report, along with obesity, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C.

Metro