Health & Fitness in the News – 01/12/2011

Exercise and Industry

1.
FIA & IMSPA Legacy Ready Summit – Winning in 2012 and Beyond – a
great success

FIA

Over 350
delegates attended the FIA & IMSPA #LegacyReady Summit in central London
yesterday, to discuss how the physical activity sector can work together to
secure an Olympic and Paralympic health legacy in 2012 and beyond. The event is
covered today by the Guardian
and Insidethegames,
with more coverage to follow.

Tessa
Jowell has no regrets over Olympic sports legacy promises

Guardian

Tessa Jowell,
the shadow Olympics minister, has insisted she has no regrets over setting
ambitious sports participation targets for the London Games, despite the fact
that the figures are set to fall woefully short.

Jowell
deeply concerned and sceptical over London 2012 school sports legacy

Insidethegames

Tessa Jowell
(pictured), the Shadow Olympics Minister, said she is deeply concerned and
sceptical over what the school sports legacy from the London 2012 Games will be
due to the fact that the new coalition Government altered the plans for school
sport when they came to office last year.

2.
Birmingham to get new public swimming pool

BBC

Birmingham’s
first new public swimming pool for more than 20 years will open in January
2012. Birmingham City Council announced Harborne Pool and Fitness Centre will
be operated and managed by DC Leisure Management Ltd.

BBC

3.
Birtley boxing facility hopes to attract global talent

BBC

A
purpose-built boxing facility in Gateshead is hoping to attract global boxing
talent.

BBC

4.
Craving chocolate? Try a brisk walk instead, study suggests

Daily Mirror

The results,
published in the journal Appetite, suggest brief bursts of exercise through the
day could help to curb workplace snacking.

Daily
Mirror

5. Where are the women
in the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2011 shortlist?

Guardian

The top 10
contenders for BBC sports personality of the Year are all male. It’s hardly
surprising, given the sorry state of women’s sports coverage in the UK

Guardian

Health & Lifestyle

1. Stroke
survivors have their say on research priorities

Guardian

What are the
best ways to improve cognition after a stroke? How can stroke survivors and
families be helped to cope with speech problems? Can exercise and fitness
programmes help improve function and quality of life and avoid subsequent
stroke?

Guardian

2. A
Low-Calorie Diet Can Cure Diabetes In Four Months, Say Experts

Huffington Post

Health
experts have revealed that a simple, low-calorie diet is the key to beating
type 2 diabetes, improving the condition better than any prescribed medication.

Huffington
Post