1. Over-60s ‘more active’ than teenagers
UK healthcare charity Nuffield Health has found that its members reaching the pension age and above visit the gym on average more times per year than teenagers.
2. Fitness event targets disadvantaged women
The Us Girls Games, a mass participation event in more than 20 towns and cities, aims to get 30,000 young women living in disadvantaged areas active.
3. Hugh Robertson admits to struggling with legacy for grassroots sport
The government has admitted to mistakes in delivering a legacy for grassroots sport from the London 2012 Olympics but will on Tuesday outline 10 areas it will claim show serious progress is now being made.
4. Fitness fixes
FIA Vanguard Group members, FitBit, featured in the tech section of the Financial Times Weekend magazine in an article on fitness gadgets.
5. Do the 10-minute workout
There has now been a major rethink about how these weekly targets, which many people consider unattainable, are set by the Government. The aim is still the same- at least 150 minutes of moderate activity – but instead of scoring activity in a few 30-minute bursts experts say we will get the same benefits by doing shorter sessions of at least 10 minutes at a time.
6. How eating less and exercising more in your 20s will lead to a healthier 40s (no surprises there)
‘In this study, even people with a family history of heart problems were able to have a low cardiovascular disease risk profile if they started living a healthy lifestyle when they were young.
‘This supports the notion that lifestyle may play a more prominent role than genetics.’
7. Trick your body into dropping a dress size
If you’re having trouble shedding those winter pounds, try these tips for getting the ball (and the fat) rolling.
8. A healthy teenager is a happy teenager
Teenagers who turn their backs on a healthy lifestyle and turn to drink, cigarettes and junk food are significantly unhappier than their healthier peers.