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Garmin vivoactive HR - a GPS smartwatch with wrist-based heart rate

Garmin vivoactive HR - a GPS smartwatch with wrist-based heart rate

The Garmin vivoactive HR, is a GPS smartwatch with Garmin Elevate wrist heart rate technology.

Over a third of Brits don’t know how many calories they consume on a typical day

Over a third of Brits don’t know how many calories they consume on a typical day

The UK may be a nation of dieters, but it seems that many are failing to keep track of their calorie consumption. Indeed, new research from Mintel reveals that well over one third (37%) of Brits don’t know how many calories they consume on a typical day.

Bristol lawyers lead talks on dying well

Bristol lawyers lead talks on dying well

Bristol law firm Clarke Willmott LLP led discussions on capacity and end of life care at a special event held in conjunction with Bristol University’s Centre for Ethics in Medicine.

How to encourage a relative to finally quit the habit

Muriel Froomberg celebrated her 107th birthday in February 2016, and breaks some of the hard rules of longevity - for example, she knocks back a bottle of whisky every week.

Why keeping your brain active later in life is important

We all know that it’s important to keep our bodies strong and healthy as we age. A good diet and a decent level of fitness means we’re less at risk of disease, illness and accidents – which means we can enjoy a longer and happier life doing what we like.

A step by step guide to getting in shape this year

Step 1: It all starts with the mind! - There's one New Year’s resolution almost everyone has, getting in shape! This can seem daunting at first, but once you get started it gets easier because it feels so good!

Health trends in 2016

Staying healthy is no longer just a case of eating well and occasionally going to the gym. In the 21st century, there are endless ways to stay healthy, whether you want to lose weight, tone up, or even bulk up.

Working up an unhealthy appetite

Working up an unhealthy appetite

Whilst achieving a good work life balance is a goal for many Brits, new research from Mintel reveals that Britain’s workforce is turning to unhealthy food and drink habits to combat workplace stress.

Brits step up to wearable technology

Brits step up to wearable technology

It seems the nation is picking up the pace when it comes to wearable technology. Indeed, new research from market intelligence agency Mintel finds that over 3 million wrist-worn wearable devices such as fitness bands and smartwatches are estimated to have been sold in the UK in 2015, up 118% from unit sales in 2014 which reached 1.4 million.

Just one in six Brits think of themselves as unhealthy

Just one in six Brits think of themselves as unhealthy

The New Year has just dawned but whilst many may be starting a ‘New Year, New Me’ diet, it seems that Brits are actually in the minority if they view themselves as unhealthy.

Understanding the importance of 'shelf life' evaluations for medical equipment

Manufacturers’ instructions are often confusing but the shelf life, or date of expiry, is always clearly marked on the packaging. This important information helps to assess the viability and the safety of a product.

Let there be Lumie!

Let there be Lumie!

Sunshine is clinically proven to make us happier, but is something often in short supply during a British winter (or summer for that matter).

World's cities facing health risk

Many of the world’s cities are being forced to confront the environmental crisis. It is essential for everyone to be aware of the problems that now surround us in our everyday lives, as well as the need to react to the changes involved.

Daily distractions are linked to a lower level of happiness

The daily distractions of modern life, particularly those from personal technology devices, have been found to be associated with a lower level of happiness by a new scientific study.

Introducing the Garmin Forerunner 630

Introducing the Garmin Forerunner 630

Garmin has announced the company’s newest and most cutting-edge GPS running watch – the Forerunner 630.