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Workers "close to burn out" in pursuit of pay rise and promotion

Eight in 10 Britons are overworked, with almost a third "burnt out" or "very overworked", according to a new survey from The Open University.

Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity

Lack of exercise responsible for twice as many deaths as obesity

Researchers at the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit have found a brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual’s risk of early death, according to new research.

The Garmin vivofit 2 activity tracker

The Garmin vivofit 2 activity tracker

Vivofit 2 is the latest addition to the Garmin vivo line of daily activity trackers. vivofit 2 adds new features to the company’s popular daily activity tracker that help users stay active and develop healthy habits.

Scientists link brain cooling and prevention of neurodegeneration

Researchers at the Medical Research Council’s Toxicology Unit have identified a protective mechanism that kicks in when body temperature is lowered, activating a process that prevents the loss of brain cells and the connections between them.

Fenix 3: The most uncompromising GPS sport watch from Garmin

Fenix 3: The most uncompromising GPS sport watch from Garmin

Garmin has announced the all new GPS sport watch, Fenix 3 for demanding athletes and outdoor adventurers.

Stepping into action: 18% of US exercisers use wearable fitness trackers

Stepping into action: 18% of US exercisers use wearable fitness trackers

A New Year usually brings new resolutions, and getting in shape is often on the list. In general, people exercise because they have to—not because they want to.

Oxford Vaccine Group begins first trial of new Ebola vaccine

Oxford University doctors and scientists are starting the first safety trial of an experimental preventative Ebola vaccine regimen being developed by the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson (Janssen).

The M Diet Detox arrives in time for January

The M Diet Detox arrives in time for January

This winter saw the arrival of M, a unique dining and drinking concept in the heart of London’s City. Located in a vast and impressive venue, ‘M’ houses two restaurants, a wine tasting bar, a destination cocktail bar, private dining rooms, event spaces and a secret den.

Sweat Lodge yoga at Coq d'Argent

Sweat Lodge yoga at Coq d'Argent

Following the runaway success of their summer yoga sessions, City restaurant Coq d’Argent and international wellness and conscious networking community, Serene Social, have teamed up once again to offer a series of winter yoga classes.

Pecan protection

Pecan protection

A new study, to be published early next year, has helped highlight some of the powerful benefits of pecan nuts and why you should include them in your diet.

Two-thirds unaware of calories needed to maintain a healthy weight

Two-thirds unaware of calories needed to maintain a healthy weight

Almost two-thirds of people do not know how many calories the average person needs to maintain a healthy weight, according to research commissioned by Diabetes UK, The British Heart Foundation and Tesco.

Financial anxiety decreasing among households for first time in three years

Financial worries among UK adults have decreased for the first time in three years, according to new research from MoneySuperMarket.

Breakfast benefits of buckwheat

Breakfast benefits of buckwheat

If you want a truly healthy, and tasty, way to kick start your mornings in the New Year then it’s time to move on from traditional granola and reach for the buckwheat instead.

Could algae hold the key to reducing cholesterol?

Could algae hold the key to reducing cholesterol?

A recent study, published in the Nutrition Journal, looked at the impact in people who had slightly raised cholesterol of taking chlorella, a type of fresh water algae.

Get your belly back on track this New Year

Get your belly back on track this New Year

It's estimated that one in three people is affected by IBS at some point in their lives. If you’re one of these people then the over indulgence of Christmas and New Year will undoubtedly, unless you’ve been very regimented, have left you with a bloated belly and tummy troubles.