Lifestyle And Exercise

Lifestyle And Exercise

Regular activity may help some people stay `fat and fit`

"You can be fat and healthy," is the misleading headline from the Daily Mail. While a Dutch study did find that activity could help avoid the increased risk of cardiovascular disease associated with obesity, it didn`t look at the ri

Posted On March 02, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Poor sleep may affect good sex in later life

"Good night`s sleep boosts sex life for women over 50," reports the Mail Online.

US researchers asked more than 93,000 women aged 50 to 79 about their sleep patterns, difficulty sleeping, sexual activity and sexual satisfaction. They found women who sleep five or less hours a night, or who have insomnia, were

Posted On February 02, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

UK survey finds around 1 in 13 women report pain during sex

"Nearly 1 in 10 British women [7.5%] finds sex painful, according to a big study," BBC News reports.

The study`s results highlight the arguably neglected issue of pain during sex – dyspareunia – which some women may be too embarrassed to seek

Posted On January 26, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Sitting down all day `may accelerate DNA ageing`

"Women who lead a sedentary lifestyle have faster-ageing cells than those who exercise every day," BBC News reports.

This research looked at telomeres – often likened to the caps at the end of shoelaces, they are made up of molecules that protect strands of chromosomes from "fraying".

Telomeres shorten e

Posted On January 19, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Yoga `may improve lower back pain`

"Yoga can help relieve the agony of back pain, a major review of medical evidence found," the Daily Mail reports.

The review concluded there is evidence yoga may help improve function and relieve pain associated with chronic lower back pain in some people. 

The re

Posted On January 12, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Weekend-only workouts `still give an important health boost`

"Weekend warriors, take a victory lap. People who pack their workouts into one or two sessions a week lower their risk of dying over roughly the next decade nearly as much as people who exercise more often," the Mail Online reports.

New research looked at data from almost 64,000 participants collected as part

Posted On January 10, 2017
Lifestyle And Exercise

Pokemon no-go: games exercise effects short-lived in most players

"Pokémon GO doesn`t help people to stay fit and healthy," the Mail Online reports. A survey of US players of the popular augmented reality game found the average player`s daily step rate fell back to pre-game levels after six weeks.

Pokémon GO is an app which encourages players to explore real-world destinations w

Posted On December 14, 2016
Lifestyle And Exercise

Moderate exercise `better for sperm` than high intensity exercise

"`Doing at least half an hour of exercise three times a week may boost men`s sperm count`," BBC News reports.

Researchers recruited 261 healthy married men who were randomly allocated to three different training programmes. A fourth group did no exercise as a control.

The men`s sperm was then tested

Posted On December 07, 2016
Lifestyle And Exercise

Grooming pubic hair linked to increased STI risk

"Women and men who regularly trim or remove all their pubic hair run a greater risk of sexually transmitted infections," BBC News reports.

A survey of around 7,500 Americans, aged between 18 and 65 years, found "groomers" had a higher rate of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as herpes

Posted On December 06, 2016
Lifestyle And Exercise

`Want to live longer? Try racquet sports`, recommends study

"If you want to stave off death for as long as possible, you might want to reach for a tennis racquet," The Guardian reports.

A study looking at the impact of individual sports on mortality found racquet sports reduced the risk of death by around 47%.

Researchers also found reduced risks of death for

Posted On November 30, 2016
Lifestyle And Exercise

Low social status `damages immune function`

"Simply being at the bottom of the social heap directly alters the body," BBC News reports. The headline is based on a study in which researchers used female monkeys to simulate social hierarchies.

Monkeys of low social status were found to have biomarkers indicating poor immune function and possible increased

Posted On November 25, 2016
Lifestyle And Exercise

Are high-speed cyclists at risk from air pollution?

"High-speed cyclists `breathe in dangerous levels of air pollution`," The Sun reports.

Alexander Bigazzi, a Canadian engineer, put together a mathematical model, and his figures suggest cycling faster than 20km (12.4 miles) an hour increases exposure to pollutants.

He used a series of complex equations

Posted On October 31, 2016