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In our spring newsletter we held the DDW spring quiz. Thank you for all your answers! Although some of you have used google to good effect for text book answers, all the quiz answers (and questions) are UK based. As such the answers need to be UK relevant. This may have led to different answers to questions like “how many calories are there in a vodka and soda?” The answer should be for a single UK measurement. Everyone got this … More
Eating Spinach knocks a whopping 11 years off your brain age
Elderly people who eat spinach and other leafy greens stay smarter than those who do not, shows a new study. Just one to two helpings a day can give you the brain power of someone eleven years younger. Scientists believe that the natural colourings lutein, beta carotene combined with vitamin K and vitamin B9 are behind the brain-protective properties of spinach.
It’s often the case, especially for those that work odd or late hours, that you get the hunger attack late on before you go to bed. Although this is not the best time to be eating – eating while activity levels are low means that you are much more likely to store this energy as fat – there are some steps that you can take and things you can eat that will help avoid weight gain. So here are some … More
Welcome to our spring challenge; for once not burpees or skipping but a simple quiz. Just email us the answers to firstname.lastname@example.org and keep your fingers crossed. The winner will be announced on easter weekend and the answers will be posted on the site here and also on our Facebook page. Please note that we can only give you the session if you live in an area covered by our trainers; If not feel free to enter, we will send … More
Two separate studies released this week show that walking on a daily basis boosts both mental and physical well-being. As we age, walking prevents dementia, improves mental agility and slows the onset of degenerative mental diseases like Alzheimer’s. It also keeps the joints mobile and improves co-ordination.
A team of scientists in the US studied subjects with an average age of 80. Those who were the most mobile and who walked daily showed a much slower level of decrease in proprioception and … More
The Moonwalk, run by the charity Walk the Walk was started 16 years ago, when just 13 women power walked the New York marathon in their bras to raise both awareness and money for breast cancer. What began as a simple one-off event has now burgeoned into a thriving multi-million pound charity. Up to date over £83 million has been raised for breast cancer causes. Interestingly enough, the charity’s founder, Nina Barough, came up with the idea to walk the … More
Not only are eggs a great source of protein, helping you to maintain lean muscle mass and tempering high blood sugar levels that may be caused by a carbohydrate-only breakfast, but they may also make you a nicer person. Having an egg for breakfast may also damage your wallet..but in a good way. This is the interesting conclusion of a new study which has found that people are far more likely to give money to charity after a triple egg … More
The belief that a glass or two of wine in the evening will help you sleep has been shown to be a fallacy by a new study. Research in Australia has shown that although alcohol will make you feel drowsy and will help you to drop off faster, alcohol causes poor sleep. For thefts, 24 healthy males and females were invited to spend a few days at the Sleep Research laboratory at the University of Melbourne. Each night they were … More
By now statistics show that you may be finding it hard to keep up with that resolution. Most people’s reason for not starting an exercise regime is “I don’t have enough time”.
It’s simple really – make time – you might not think that you have enough, but really, you do. Just make exercise a priority. Try these tips on how to make time for exercise
1 – Set an appointment with yourself, put it in the diary and be sure to … More
Numerous studies last year showed that using electronic tablets before bed time was bad for your quality of sleep. Now even more research shows that even using them as a reader can impair a good night’s rest, and shows that your iPad may be making you fat.