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Children’s fitness just as important as maths and English, report states

Children’s fitness just as important as maths and English, report states

Knowing your multiplication tables and how to properly word a letter are one thing, but too few schools in Britain are actively testing fitness levels in children, as discussed in a statement released by non-profit health body ukactive.

Health vs. Indulgence: Neon Fuel partners with Plateau for Fierce Heels dancing experience

Health vs. Indulgence: Neon Fuel partners with Plateau for Fierce Heels dancing experience

This autumn, Canary Wharf restaurant Plateau will team up with Neon Fuel, a London-based street dance and travel company to hold monthly Fierce Heels dance brunches.

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 - A GPS bike computer for touring and adventure

Garmin Edge Explore 1000 - A GPS bike computer for touring and adventure

The Garmin Edge Explore 1000 is an easy-to-use GPS bike computer with cycling-specific maps and points of interest.

Sony introduces next generation SmartBand 2

Sony introduces next generation SmartBand 2

Sony has announced SmartBand 2, a multi-sensor lifelogger that provides full-scale insights about your fitness, well-being and stress levels.

Garmin Forerunner 25 - Easy-to-use GPS running watch with smart notifications

Garmin Forerunner 25 - Easy-to-use GPS running watch with smart notifications

Garmin has announced the Forerunner 25, a compact and easy-to-use GPS running watch with connected features. No matter the goal the Forerunner 25 will help runners get there by tracking essential data including distance, pace, heart rate and calories.

When are the best times to drink your protein shakes?

Protein is the main chemical component used to boost the growth and development of muscle fibre, while simultaneously acting as a fuel source for the body’s engine.

Half of British holidaymakers expect too much of the EHIC

According to research from Gocompare.com travel insurance, half (50%) of UK adults who’ve travelled abroad wrongly believe that an EHIC entitles them to free emergency medical care anywhere in Europe and a further 5% believe that entitlement extends to the anywhere in the World.

New approach to MRI could slash length of scans

New approach to MRI could slash length of scans

Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists have developed a new approach to speed up MRI scans for those who cannot hold their breath.

Regular consumption of sugary drinks associated with type 2 diabetes

Regular consumption of sugary drinks associated with type 2 diabetes

Sugar sweetened drinks may give rise to nearly 2 million diabetes cases over 10 years in the US and 80,000 in the UK.

Mad about the bike: Sales of bicycle accessories outstrip sales of bikes

Mad about the bike: Sales of bicycle accessories outstrip sales of bikes

It all starts with the bike, but for some, before very long this will be swiftly followed by skin tight shorts, gloves, sunglasses and a whole host of other must have gadgets.

Running tours offer new way to discover London

Running tours offer new way to discover London

Run Around London has launched a series of early-morning running tours across central London designed for keen runners or anyone interested in discovering the city as it wakes up in the morning light.

Serious about cycling: Number of people taking out cycle insurance increases by 75%

Serious about cycling: Number of people taking out cycle insurance increases by 75%

The soaring popularity of cycling has triggered a spike in the number of people taking out additional cycle insurance, according to customer data from Aviva.

Study in twins finds blood protein that may indicate risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Study in twins finds blood protein that may indicate risk of Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists have identified a single blood protein that may indicate the development of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) years before symptoms appear, a disorder that has been associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.

Eating up to 100g of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

Eating up to 100g of chocolate daily linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk

Eating up to 100g of chocolate every day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk, according to research carried out by scientists at the University of Aberdeen.

Smoking while pregnant affects the livers of boys and girls differently

Smoking while pregnant affects the livers of boys and girls differently

Women smoking while pregnant could impact male babies differently to female babies because of the way it affects the liver, according to new research.