Sleep well to stay slim and enjoy good health

One in three of us suffers from poor sleep. There are many reasons but stress, computers and taking work home are often to blame. Many of us feel grumpy or detached as a result of losing sleep. However, the cost of sleepless nights is more than just a bad mood or a lack of focus. It also…

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Walk faster to live longer

walk to stay healthy

Middle-aged people are being urged to walk faster to help stay healthy. 6 million middle-aged people in England are risking their health through inactivity according to experts. It is recommended that people do 150 minutes of activity a week but nearly half of those aged 40 to 60 fail to achieve that. One in five…

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£15 million annual fund to encourage activity in the community

Have you got a great idea for creating or improving facilities which get people active in your community? You need to know about this fantastic fund from Sport England. What is the fund for? The Community Asset Fund was launched in January 2017 and will run for five years. It has a value of £15…

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Go veggie to lose weight and burn fat!

It is known that a vegetarian diet is better for the planet but a study has shown it can also be good for your personal health. Vegetarian diet twice as effective for weight loss A vegetarian diet is twice as effective as a carnivorous one when it comes to losing weight according to researchers. Vegetarians…

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‘Activity inequality’ key factor in obesity levels

activity inequality

How active are we in the UK? About average according to a recent study of data from around the world. The study by US scientists ran for 65 days and aimed to find out how active we really are. In total 68 million days’ worth of minute by minute data was collected from over 700,000…

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Inclusive play is good for all children

inclusive play

Children enjoy playing with each other on playgrounds but too often those with disabilities must sit on the sidelines due to a lack of suitable equipment. We believe that all children should have access to active play regardless of their needs or abilities. When playgrounds are inclusive there are obvious benefits for disabled children. However,…

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