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Yearly Archives: 2011

US research finds exercise helps relieve symptoms of peripheral artery disease

27th December 2011

Peripheral artery disease is a condition in which the arteries of the legs become narrowed or clogged, blocking blood flow and putting its sufferers at risk of strokes or other serious health problems. This disease is usually treated surgically, and … Continue reading

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Table tennis is one of only four sports to see an increase in popularity

27th December 2011

Times have been tough for the men’s and women’s UK table tennis teams lately. UK Sport was forced by funding shortfalls to cut the budget for table tennis by 50% and, at the recent ITTF World Tour Grand Finale international … Continue reading

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Move Your Butt!

27th December 2011

According to a new research study published in the American Journal of Physiology, couch potato behaviour has the ability to make you fatter – but not in the way we would usually assume. Not getting any exercise, eating junk food … Continue reading

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Exercise may be key to preventing holiday season excess

27th December 2011

Another holiday season has come around, and we all know what that means: yes, it is once again that time of the year when feasts and snacks and special treats of all kinds will be readily available everywhere we go, … Continue reading

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Can table tennis bring peace through sport?

28th November 2011

It was forty years ago that the connection between table tennis and world peace was first forged. Many, of course, are much too young to remember, but back in 1971 headlines were made around the world when the United States … Continue reading

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London tops the fitness tables

28th November 2011

Nuffield Health, the largest private health charity in the UK, has just released the results of its most recent survey regarding the state of health of the nation’s citizens. For residents of the London region, there is plenty of good … Continue reading

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Do androids dream of exercise routines?

25th November 2011

Smart phone technology has revolutionised the world in many ways, and this includes the area of fitness and exercise. Android smart phones, for example, give users the option of downloading many workout and health-oriented apps that can help people change … Continue reading

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What will cuts in youth services mean to you?

24th November 2011

It is no secret that we are living through some challenging economic times. One unfortunate side effect of this situation is that the government at all levels has found itself short of funds, forcing politicians and administrators to make some … Continue reading

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Why do married couples exercise less?

25th October 2011

A recent Department of Health poll discovered something quite interesting. In addition to the disappointing revelation that only 27% of all adults in the UK are getting the150 minutes of exercise per week recommended by health experts, this poll also … Continue reading

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Reebok pays $25 million for false fitness claims

25th October 2011

The athletic shoe and sportswear company Reebok has now gotten itself into trouble in two countries for making false advertising claims. It was only a few months ago that a Reebok ad was banned in the UK by the Advertising … Continue reading

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