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Harness the power of hedgerows this winter

Harness the power of hedgerows this winter

Rosehips are a common sight in British hedgerows, adding a splash of colour to Autumnal walks.

Builders are the nation’s healthiest workers - nurses surprisingly suffer

Britain’s builders are the healthiest workers in the country, according to new research. The surprising findings emerged in a study of 2,000 employees, which analysed the food choices, lifestyle habits, fitness levels and working environments of people across a wide range of sectors.

Dengue Fever on the rise

Dengue Fever on the rise

Holidaymakers and travellers are being advised to take extra precautions to protect against insect bites, following a three-fold increase in cases of Denge Fever since January 2013.

Over 50s walk their dogs to the moon and back 63 times in a week

Over 50s walk their dogs to the moon and back 63 times in a week

Come rain or shine, dog owners will be walking their dogs at the crack of dawn and last thing at night, and the over 50s are no exception.

Pensioners face worsening health in first five years of retirement

For millions of Britain's retirees, the first five ‘golden years' bring life changes, which can impact their financial circumstances, or alter the most suitable way of structuring their retirement income, according to research from retirement specialist LV=.

Brits a nation of exercise excuse makers

Brits a nation of exercise excuse makers

New research shows the nation needs to lighten up when it comes to exercise, with over a third of us (33%) admitting we take it too seriously, and nearly two thirds (62%) coming up with weekly excuses to avoid it completely.

TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport GPS watches launched

TomTom Runner and Multi-Sport GPS watches launched

TomTom has announced the availability and pricing for its new range of GPS watches that deliver at-a-glance performance information for runners, cyclists and swimmers.

More than just a little ‘feel good’

It may have this week emerged that the UK has seen a 0.5% rise in people’s happiness and well-being over the last year but currently, nearly a quarter of Britons have been identified as feeling good about themselves everyday.

Thirty minutes is all you need (…if you push yourself)

Thirty minutes is all you need (…if you push yourself)

The results of a large exercise study have just been published in the leading journal ‘Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise’ and have shown that just thirty minutes of exercise, three times a week, can have significant effects on our health, but only if you work hard!

More kids playing sport post-London 2012

More kids playing sport post-London 2012

A survey commissioned by CBBC's Newsround a year after the London 2012 Olympic and the Paralympic Games suggests that more than half of 8-12 year-old kids across the country play more sport now than before London 2012 - but 42 per cent said there was a new sport they wanted to take up after watching the London 2012 games and couldn't.

Cyclists warned to check their insurance before taking to the saddle

Cyclists warned to check their insurance before taking to the saddle

At the weekend Chris Froome became the second consecutive British winner of the Tour de France - continuing the UK's dominance of the cycling world.

The Big Chill - what is Kriotherapy?

The Big Chill - what is Kriotherapy?

Thought you’d tried even the most unusual spa treatments? Vampire facial, check. Gem stone massage, check. Hay body wrap, check.

We wait one year before taking health problems to the doctor

We wait one year before taking health problems to the doctor

Brits grin and bear medical problems for a year before getting checked out by their doctor, it has been revealed.

Shop to get fit

Britain’s women burn almost 15,000 calories every year shopping, walking an average of 180 miles, that’s the same as seven marathons, according to Walls Ice Cream, as it launches the 94 calorie Solero Exotic.

Mizuno launches new Wave Enigma 3 training shoe

Mizuno has released the Wave Enigma 3, a neutral shoe that provides a powerful cushioning to weight ratio.