Health & fitness in the news – 07/02/2012

1. Fitness and “fatness” both matter to the heart
Reuters

Losing fitness or packing on fat with age each can be bad for the heart – but avoiding either one of those fates may protect the ticker, a study published Monday suggests.

Reuters

2. Change4Life tackles sensible drinking mission
Marketing Week

The Department of Health has launched its first Change4Life ad focused solely on encouraging sensible alcohol consumption.

Marketing Week

3. Women with diabetes warned to take precautions when having a baby
The Guardian

Women who have diabetes are almost four times more likely to have a baby with a birth defect, research reveals.

The Guardian

4. Tempted by that doughnut? How telling yourself ‘I’ll eat it later’ will prevent you from overindulging
Daily Mail

Portuguese scientists have found that postponing an unhealthy pleasure – like a bowl of M&Ms – is a way to build up self-control.

Daily Mail

5. In hot demand: The pants that help you lose weight
Evening Standard

Dessislava Bell came up with the idea of weight-loss exercise shorts while wrapping her thighs in cling film before working out.

Evening Standard