Health & Fitness in the news – 17/10/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Exercise ‘can help Arthritis treatment’
Private Health

Treatment for arthritis could be aided by sufferers participating in the correct type of exercise, one expert has said. Swimming is ideal for arthritic people as it works the affected joints and keeps them mobile, which could help prevent any further deterioration, said Jane Griffin – an adviser to the Joint Ageing Information Service Panel.

Private Health

2. Running tall is secret to efficiency in exercise
Portsmouth News

Good posture is key to efficient running, according to fitness manager Luke Sweeney, from Everyone Active’s Fareham Leisure Centre. Carrying poor posture from your working day into your training will put extra strain on the leg muscles and can contribute to back pain and shin splints.

Portsmouth News
Health & Lifestyle

1. Obesity ‘worse for teen girls’ blood pressure’
BBC

Obesity has a greater impact on the blood pressure of teenage girls than on teenage boys, a US study has suggested. The study of 1,700 teenagers, presented to the American Physiological Society conference, found girls had three times the risk of higher blood pressure.

BBC
2. A new binge-drink limit: MPs consider guidance of eight units in a day
Daily Mail

Alcohol guidelines should be updated to include a ‘binge drinking limit’ – the maximum amount that should be consumed in one day, an expert has told MPs.

Daily Mail
3. Calcium supplements: the benefits and the risks
The Telegraph

Are calcium supplements the best thing since sliced bread? That seems to be the message from research published last week. The study of more than 40,000 older women found calcium was the only supplement to reduce the risk of dying early. Multivitamins, iron, vitamin B6, folic acid, magnesium, copper and zinc all increased the risk.

Telegraph