1. FIA & Matrix Flame 2012 Awards: Outstanding Performance categories open
David Stalker, CEO, FIA said: “These award categories recognise the leaders of our industry, at all levels, celebrating and rewarding those who make a profound contribution.”
2. Can yoga classes kill you? The startling question posed by a leading science writer
On yesterday’s Today programme on Radio 4, New York Times science writer William Broad, the author of a controversial new book, The Science Of Yoga: The Risks And Rewards, asked whether yoga – when taught incorrectly – might actually have the potential to kill.
3. The bridal fitness challenge: week 1
Bride-to-be and utter foodie Emma Barnett has decided to finally get fit for her big day. In the first of a new six-week series, she begins the ‘Body Plan’ fat-burning programme.
4. London children will train with top US athletes
Schoolchildren from Tower Hamlets will train with top US athletes at the American team’s high-security training base as part of an Olympics legacy deal.
5. Over 30,000 new youngsters playing sport thanks to Olympic legacy drive
Over 30,000 young people have been inspired to do sport in their own time in the first six months of Sport England’s Sportivate Olympic and Paralympic legacy initiative.
6. Green space the size of tennis court for every Scot
“Surveys show that experiencing green space and just looking at it reduces our levels of stress, and improves our well-being, which is vital at the moment. It also shows that people who live near it have higher levels of physical activity, which is good for tackling obesity and also longer-term health problems such as heart disease.”
7. Legal ruling could see introduction of airline ‘fat tax’
A court ruling could pave the way for the introduction of a “fat tax” for obese fliers, a leading barrister has claimed.