Fitness

Sep
29

World Heart Day – Learn About The Heart Of Your Health!

Did you know that 17.5 million people die every year from cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke? Cardiovascular disease is the world’s number one killer today.  That means that a third of all deaths on our planet are attributed to CVD! World Heart Day helps us to take stock of what we know and […]

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Jan
16

Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack – What’s the Difference?

What answer would you give if you were asked “What’s the difference between a Cardiac Arrest and a Heart Attack?”  How well do you know your own heart?

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Jul
21

Superpowers – Do They Really Exist?

Throughout history, humans have been obsessed with the idea that some of us have superpowers. Fairy tales and legends are all about witchcraft, people who can fly, see through solid walls or turn into animals. More recently, the cinemas have been full of films featuring Batman, Spiderman or the Avengers, all of which pull in […]

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Jul
08

Will The Sugar Tax Help Reduce Obesity Levels?

More than a few eyebrows were raised when the UK Chancellor, George Osborne, announced in March that he would be taxing the soft drinks industry. Although the move had public support and celebrity backing from the likes of world famous Chef Jamie Oliver, there was more scepticism from the scientific community, which is less easy […]

By Joanna | Fitness . Health
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Jun
14

Ultrasound – Beneath the Surface

What's the Best Way To Train People to Diagnose With Ultrasound? The science of sound – or acoustics to use the proper term – is nothing new. Greek mathematician Pythagoras knew about sound waves 2,500 years ago, and in the 18th century scientists were aware that sound ranged beyond that which was able to be […]

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Nov
12

Is Gymnastics “Fantastic” or “Drastic”?

To celebrate the recent National Gymnastics day, we take a look at how gymnastics affects the human body in both the short and long term? Do the health benefits outweigh the potential dangers? And is this a sport to be encouraged amongst the young US population, or one to be avoided?  

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Apr
03

Fight for Every Heartbeat

An initiative by The American Heart Association is raising awareness and encouraging people, of all ages, to make even small differences to their lifestyle to improve the health of their heart. With one in four deaths in the US caused by heart disease and over seven million people worldwide suffering a heart attack each year, […]

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10 Simple Steps to Becoming a Great Yoga Teacher

There are over 20.4 million Americans who practice yoga today, which is more than a 29% increase since the figures were analysed for a 2008 study.  If you’ve enjoyed the benefits of yoga, you may have got to the stage where you’re thinking that perhaps it’s time to take things one step further.

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