Health & Fitness in the news – 07/06/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Eat carbs, lose weight: How carbohydrates can help you eat less and burn more calories – Daily MailFor years they’ve been a no-no but now a diet taking America by storm says bread, pasta and potatoes can help you drop half a stone in a week… Weightloss wonder: You can still eat carbs and shed the pounds according to a new diet Low-carbohydrate diets have been all the rage for some time. And with an estimated 15 per cent of the UK population following a reduced-carb diet at any one time, they’re certainly popular.
Daily Mail

2.  Get fit faster: Five of the best heart rate monitors – Daily MailIt’s important for health to give your body a proper cardiovascular workout  this means raising your heart rate. Here, Matthew Curley, strength and conditioning coach at the Pure Sports Medicine Clinic in London, identifies five of the best heart rate monitors to help you.
Daily Mail

Health and Lifestyle

1. They’re taller, better fed and have fewer fillings – so why are today’s children less healthy than 50 years ago? – Daily MailFifty years ago, children were fitter, and as research published last month showed, even ten years ago they were also much stronger. Another study published last month found an increasing number of primary school children suffering from arthritic-type pain from using phones and games consoles. The researchers said the problems,  wrist and finger pain were normally seen only in elderly patients with chronic rheumatism.
Daily Mail

2. Heart risks in Additives – The ExpressLowering your intake of phosphates (a common food additive) can reduce the risk of heart disease, according to research. A connection between a highphosphate diet and the causes of heart disease has been discovered by University of Sheffield scientists. Foods high in phosphates include biscuits, cakes, sweets, dairy products and meats such as offal and veal.
The Express