Health & fitness in the news – 06/01/2012

1. Don’t suffer death by armchair: A warning to the over-70s as experts say too many decide their exercising days are over
Daily Mail

Dr Baxter says it is vital to keep the mind active too. Social isolation is one of the most significant reasons for the high rate of depression in older people. ‘An active social life can often be linked with exercise – at special fitness classes for this age group, for example.’

Daily Mail

2. Gym-Maniacs: Health and Fitness is Not All About the ‘Burn’
Huffington Post

Going hell for leather, be it on treadmills or in spin classes etc, is never a good idea. All exercise and health regimes should be approached with a good sense of pace and of course, consistency. That’s what creates real, long-lasting results and best of all, re-trains bad habits.

Huffington Post

3. Crawl like a bear, boy – a fitness break on the Isle of Wight
The Guardian

Our writer puts himself in the hands of a superfit instructor to see if he can hack the ‘outdoor gym’ on the Isle of Wight.

The Guardian

4. Cancer cases to rise 30% over poor lifestyle
Daily Express

Cancer cases in Britain are set to soar by 30 per cent in the next 20 years unless more people make simple lifestyle changes, a report warned yesterday.

Daily Express

5. Exercise helps County Durham mum in battle against depression
The Journal

When Michelle Holmes had a nervous breakdown, regular exercise became a lifeline on her road to recovery. The County Durham mum-of-two talks to Karen Wilson in the first of a two-part series on how exercise can help alleviate depression.

The Journal

6. GLL given first Quest Plus excellent score
Fitpro News

Quest Plus have awarded their first excellent rating to a health and fitness centre in the UK.

Fitpro News