Health & Fitness in the news – 03/08/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Good vibrations, the revolutionary bike that guarantees a bumpy ride
The Independent

The powerBIKE is a new product from the people behind the popular Power Plate an exercise platform that vibrates at various speeds, adding considerable intensity to stretching and other floor exercises. The bike, the Power Plate people say, combines all the benefits of the plate (improving muscle tone and bone density, for example) with the cardiovascular workout of an exercise bike.

The Independent

2. Secret of a longer life
The Express

Britons can add up to 15 years to their lives by following a simple four step plan, a breakthrough study revealed yesterday. Not smoking, regular exercise, not being overweight and eating a Mediterranean style diet could “substantially reduce” the risk of early death.

The Express

Health & Lifestyle

1. Just watching TV too boring for today’s children
The Telegraph

They text friends during advertising breaks, use MSN or Facebook when their parents are watching an adult programme, or play an electronic game while waiting for their laptop to load up. Health and exercise researchers at Bristol and Loughborough universities, who carried out the research, say campaigns to reduce “screen time” will only ever work if people understand how children now use technology, and why.

The Telegraph

2. Anorexia is not the big issue ruining young lives
Daily Mail

The news this week that children as young as five are being hospitalised for anorexia is clearly a shocking problem that needs addressing urgently. Nevertheless, there’s another issue involving food which is even more urgent, and which is damaging far more than the 2,000 children who’ve needed hospital treatment for anorexia in the past three years.

Daily Mail