Exercise and Industry
1. Get the kids up and out
Never tell children you are going for a walk. It’s guaranteed to turn them off. Instead make it interesting and disguise it as a treasure hunt, make bows and arrows to use along the route, or find a spot to build a den.
2. The Standard makes a splash in £269m Olympic pool
London Evening Standard
It’s cold, really cold. It’s deep. It’s 50 metres to the other end and I’m all alone. But I’m in no rush to get out. As I head up the middle lane, the water is clear and the only ripples on the surface have been made by me. You wouldn’t get this kind of luxury at your local swimming baths.
3. Would you wear shapewear to work out? Spanx launches range for the gym
It’s become an eveningwear essential for women the world over not to mention countless celebrities. Now Spanx looks set to become de rigueur at the gym too. The much loved shapewear brand, which has already expanded its offering to include swimwear and lingerie, now offers leggings, tanks and even socks as part of its new Active range.
Health and Lifestyle
1. Are hot dogs as bad for you as cigarettes? They are judging by new warning signs
They’re as American as apple pie you’ll find them at virtually every cook out in the land and every sporting event. But now a medical group in Washington D.C. is taking aim at the gold old hot dog. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has just unveiled a billboard in Indianapolis with a picture of hot dogs in a cigarette pack.
2. Pill pushing GPs dish out 18million drugs every week
Millions are now reliant on powerful drugs, with GP orders for treatments soaring by nearly 70 per cent in just a decade. And this only accounts for a fraction of the tablets and medicines we are taking.
3. Take a holiday in America and you’ll come back 8lbs heavier
Holidaymakers pile on more weight during a trip to America than anywhere else in the world, a study reveals. Researchers found the average tourist piles on 8lb during a typical two week trip to the U.S. thanks to huge portions, all you can eat buffets and constant snacking.
4. Growing up on a farm linked to increased cancer risk
Those who had spent their early life on poultry farms were found to be three times as likely to develop blood cancers as those who had not, as did those who grew up on beef cattle farms.