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Average Brit rates fitness level at 46%

Average Brit rates fitness level at 46%

The typical Brit rates their fitness level at just 46%, a study has revealed. Research among 2,000 adults found most live an ‘unhealthy’ lifestyle amid a dizzy round of too much booze and endless high-fat food.

Commuters challenged to ditch rail travel and run to work instead

Commuters challenged to ditch rail travel and run to work instead

This week commuters will be feeling the pinch of the New Year rail fare increases. National train fares have now increased by 2.8% on average, pushing the cost of some annual season tickets to more than £5,000 a year. London Transport fares will also see a rise of 3.1% on 19th January.

Fighting the flab is number one New Year’s Resolution

Fighting the flab is number one New Year’s Resolution

The most popular New Year’s resolution in 2014 will be to lose weight, according to new research by budgeting account provider thinkmoney.

Don’t star in your own ‘period drama’ this Christmas warn experts

Don’t star in your own ‘period drama’ this Christmas warn experts

Drunken partying, hectic diaries and visiting family are all responsible for an increase in missed pills and use of emergency contraception over the festive season.

Brits in the dark about winter nutrition

Winter is well and truly in full swing, so it’s unsurprising that almost 90% of Britons admit that the season has a negative effect – making us stay at home more (50%), struggling to get out from under the duvet (33%), eating more comfort food (32%) or exercising less (30%).

One in three puffed out just running up stairs

One in three puffed out just running up stairs

One in three adults are so unhealthy they are left gasping for breath after running for a bus or train, a study has revealed. The worrying statistic emerged in a report which also found a similar number are exhausted after a quick trip up the office staircase.

I’ve got no signal and my battery died - modern-day excuses

Say goodbye to ‘the cheque is in the post’ – ‘I didn’t hear my phone ring’ and ‘I had no signal’ are now among modern life’s most common excuses, research has revealed.

1st week of November is New Year’s Resolutions time

Research shows we’re already thinking about NY resolutions, & experts suggest we should start them now if we want to succeed.

What are the main causes of indigestion?

Indigestion is a complex and painful condition. Most people at some time in their lives will suffer from this complaint.

Doctors need training on eating disorders

Lives are being lost because Britain’s GPs are not trained well enough in recognising the psychiatric symptoms which result in eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia.

Pasta’s back on the menu

Pasta’s back on the menu

If you’re dieting and trying to lose weight, whether you’re on the Dukan diet, the GI diet or the Atkins diet, pasta is almost always off limits. Nutritional experts may now have to have a re-think however as September sees the launch of a product from Australia that promises to put pasta well and truly back on the menu.

Curry cleanser

Curry cleanser

Turmeric may be best known as an ingredient used in Asian cooking, but recent studies have shown it should be in our diets this festive period for reasons other than taste.

Sex and the sickie

Half of Brits (49 per cent) will avoid kissing their partner when they have a cold, while one in three (32 per cent) will say no to more ‘intimate’ situations - according to a new survey of 2,500 UK adults by leading cough brand Covonia.

Malaria: still costing lives in the UK and killing an African child every 30 seconds

More than 1000 people in the UK were infected with a deadly form of malaria after travelling to the tropics in 2012, according to a recent Public Health England report.

Four in ten exercise to look good, rather than be healthy

Four out of ten fitness fanatics exercise to look good rather than to be healthy, a new study has shown.