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Hackers steal data of 150m MyFitnessPal app users

30/03/2018 Agencies 0

Parent firm Under Armour says email addresses and scrambled passwords among stolen dataPersonal details of about 150 million users of the MyFitnessPal app were compromised in one of the biggest hacks in history, its owner has confirmed.US sportswear br…

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How exercise prescriptions could change the NHS

19/03/2018 Helena Pozniak 0

Sports medicine graduates will be in high demand to combat inactivity epidemicWe know exercise is good for us, yet human beings may now be on the verge of dangerous levels of inactivity. Historically we’ve always been active, from our hunter gatherer…

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How exercise prescriptions could change the NHS

19/03/2018 Helena Pozniak 0

Sports medicine graduates will be in high demand to combat inactivity epidemicWe know exercise is good for us, yet human beings may now be on the verge of dangerous levels of inactivity. Historically we’ve always been active, from our hunter gatherer…

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Sad disappearance of UK-owned carmakers | Brief letters

14/02/2018 Letters 0

Brexit and Northern Ireland | UK carmakers | Women’s bathing | Quorn | Getting the pillFollowing the resounding Labour vote that Polly Toynbee predicts will see off a hard Brexit, what are the chances of UK citizens in Northern Ireland being able to …

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Pounds to shed: the rise of the luxury workout

11/01/2018 Suzanne Bearne 0

The health and fitness market in the UK is booming and an increasing number of people with money and energy to burn are signing up for boutique gyms There’s one new year’s resolution that always seems to top the list: get fit. New exercise gear is …

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How to get the best out of exercise

07/01/2018 Nic Fleming 0

Conflicting theories on how to maximise exercise would stretch anyone to the limit. As New Year fitness plans begin in earnest, here’s a scientific response to some frequently asked questionsYou might think it wise to fuel up before a long run or cyc…

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Why it’s good to #runandtalk

13/10/2017 Tina Chantrey 0

The latest England Athletics #runandtalk week encourages runners to get their mental health issues out in the openEngland Athletics #runandtalk campaign – supported by the charity Mind – has given an opportunity for their mental health ambassadors (MHA…

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What’s the ultimate way to defy depression, disease and early death? Exercise

03/10/2017 Sarah Boseley 0

As a new report reveals the mental health benefits of just an hour’s physical activity a week, it seems there is nothing a workout can’t cure. Here is why we should all sit less and move more

Are you sitting comfortably? Bad idea. Stand up and walk around the house. Leave your desk and jog down the office stairs. Even better – jog up the stairs. If it’s lunchtime, go and join a yoga class or head for the shops on foot. What’s to lose? You are going to feel better and live longer.

Hardly a day goes by without a new piece of research flagging up the benefits to our physical and mental health of getting more active. On Tuesday, a study of 30,000 Norwegians by the brilliantly named Black Dog Institute in Australia found that even one or two hours’ exercise a week can help prevent depression. On Monday, the Wildlife Trust revealed that two-thirds of its volunteers, digging ditches and building bird tables in the open air, had better mental health within six weeks.

Related: Natural health service: wildlife volunteers get mental health boost

I don’t care how you get hot and sweaty for 10 minutes each day. I just want you doing it

Related: Get up, stand up: including exercise in everyday life healthier than gym, says study

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