Health & fitness in the news – 26/03/2012

1. LIW and FIA cement relationship
Fitpro News

The renewal between LIW and FIA is important for fitness professionals as it helps to further secure the staging of events such as LIW and FIA Flame – which are important to those in the industry for networking and education purposes.

Fitpro News

2. Comfort eating and drinking is costing us our lives
Telegraph

Most people are eating far too much sugar, salt and fat, and moving around too little. The younger ones are binge-drinking, floating through the pubs and clubs on a sea of cheap spirits. The older ones are regularly consuming well above the advised limit, downing three or four large glasses of sauvignon to “relax” once the children or grandchildren are in bed. A quarter of all the people in England are now officially obese, rather than simply overweight.

Telegraph

3. Mel B chats health, fitness & keeping motivated
Closer

Get yourself a gym membership; it’s like a whole new world. A lot of gyms open for a long time too, so you can go in the morning before work or even after dinner. You can also just try and incorporate fitness into your routine, like walking to the shops or the kids to their school.

Closer

4. Train Like a Tribute: New York gym jumps on Hunger Games bandwagon with themed workout class
Daily Mail

A New York gym is the latest business to cash in on the popularity of the hit trilogy, The Hunger Games. In a fitting tribute to the story’s well-trained protagonists, an uptown branch of The New York Sports Club has created what it calls its ‘Train Like a Tribute’ workout.

Daily Mail

5. In the search for a legacy, Coe could learn from the past
Independent

What happens after the Olympics is almost as important as the event itself. Tom Peck looks back at the lessons of our other Games.

Independent

6. Five BILLION fewer calories a day: Food firms pledge to make products healthier to help curb obesity
Mirror

Food firms are to limit the calories in bars of chocolate and fizzy drinks as Britain battles an obesity crisis. They have promised the Government they will make their products healthier as part of a “Responsibility Deal” in which five billion calories will be cut from the nation’s diet.

Mirror

7. Boot camp exercise firm flexes its muscles
Scotsman.com

Outdoor fitness firm Burn It is racing ahead with plans to roll out its franchise operations south of the Border as it aims to build itself up into a “household name” across the UK.

Scotsman.com