Health & fitness in the news – 31/01/2012

1.  Apps to help you drink less, exercise more and stop smoking
The Guardian

January is almost over – which means you’ve probably abandoned your new year’s resolutions already. Get back on track with these great apps, as tested by Ruth Jamieson.

The Guardian

2. Eat your way to a better workout
Daily Express

It doesn’t  matter if you are a dedicated gym bunny, pound the pavement a few times a week or have just discovered the joys of Zumba, your exercise regime will pay better dividends if you eat a healthy diet.

Daily Express

3. Over half of men quit the gym by end of January
Fitpro News

Research has shown that over a third of people will have cancelled their new gym membership by the end of January, with 59% of men quitting compared to 15% of women.

Fitpro News

4. Doctor who ran from John O’Groats to the Sahara becomes Scotland’s fitness czar
Daily Record

Dr Andrew Murray begins a six-month role as the Scottish Government’s physical activity champion next week.

Daily Record