Health & Fitness in the News – 06/12/2011

Tuesday 6th December

Exercise and Industry

1.
Improved fitness reduces risk of death, even without weight loss

Netdoctor

People who
improve their level of fitness can reduce their risk of death, even if they do
not actually lose weight, a study has found.

Netdoctor

2.
How to look

as toned as Alesha Dixon

Evening Standard

In the run up
to the end of year festive celebrations, she is working extra hard with her
personal trainer Janet Malinowska. When we caught up with Janet she revealed
her top tips for staying in shape this party season.

Evening
Standard

3.
Men’s Health Fat Burners: The Lunch Timer’s Plan

Men’s Health

Dafydd Owen
has little but his lunch breaks available for exercise, but that need not
prevent him reaching his weight loss goals.

Men’s
Health

4.
Weekly yoga can ease lower back pain

Femalefirst.co.uk

A study has
discovered that adults suffering from chronic back pain showed an improvement
in everyday tasks after doing weekly yoga sessions.

Femalefirst.co.uk

5.
James loses five stone to become fitness instructor

The Leader

“The more you
lose weight the more you want to lose. It becomes your sport or your hobby. I
felt like everyone at the gym was really friendly and encouraging. Once people
see you trying to make a difference, they are supportive.”

The
Leader

Health & Lifestyle

1.
Sitting around at work all day really DOES give you a bigger bottom

Daily Mail

The warning
comes from a scientist who usually researches bed sores which can affect those
bedridden or in a wheelchair due to paralysis. Scans of their buttocks showed
the muscles there shrinking and breaking down due to lack of exercise.

Daily
Mail

2.
Can dancing help to tackle Parkinson’s?

Daily Express

In a ballet
rehearsal room near the Royal Albert Hall about 50 people are seated in a circle.
A young lithe girl takes centre stage and performs a simple stretch, waving her
arms from side to side in an elegant gesture familiar to ballet lovers.

Daily
Express

3. UP, the bracelet with
a healthy app-etite for your lifestyle

Guardian

A rubber
wristband called UP devours data on your activity levels, sleep patterns and
eating habits and allows you to share this information with a ‘team’ of
friends.

Guardian

4.
Mental and physical exercise ‘wards off dementia’

Nursing Times

Dementia
sufferers can get as much benefit from exercising their mind and body for two
hours a day as they can from completing a standard course of drugs, according
to German researchers.

Nursing
Times