Health & Fitness in the news – 08/06/2011

Exercise and Industry

1.Right Directions to deliver new FIA code – Leisure Management

FIA CEO Dave Stalker added: “The Code of Practice is an important statement to the government and other regulatory bodies that the physical activity sector is a professional industry, which takes its operation and duty of care seriously.”
Leisure Management

Health and Lifestyle

1. UK doctors begin pioneering asthma treatment – BBC News

Instead of using drugs such as steroids, a wire probe is inserted into the lungs and then heats the tissue.  Currently, the procedure – called bronchial thermoplasty – is not being used anywhere else in Europe.  The technique uses 10-second bursts of radio waves which heat the lining of the lungs to 65 degrees Celsius. That destroys some of the muscle tissue which constricts during an asthma attack, making breathing difficult.
BBC News

2. Chocoholic nation – The Express

With nearly one in four adults overweight – twice the EU average – health experts say 60 per cent of men, half of women and 25 per cent of children will be obese by 2050. Yet a new study found 64 per cent of us admit to eating at least one or two chocolate bars a day and 59 per cent own up to consuming a bag or two of crisps.
The Express

3. Pomegranate juice could reduce workplace stress – The Independent

Pomegranate juice could reduce stress in the workplace, according to new research. The study found that having the drink every day resulted in lower stress hormones and a reduction in blood pressure.
The Independent