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Health & Fitness

  • Taking care of our body

    Taking care of our body

    Everybody is aware of the old adage that a stitch in time saves nine. On the other hand, it seems to be an inherent characteristic of human nature that a healthy body is an ignored body. Unlike servicing a car at regular intervals from the very...

  • Studying food processes

    Studying food processes

    Regular health advice includes avoiding processed food. However, sometimes we are not aware what processed food really is, or even what makes it ‘processed’. A new book has been published which offers an insight into the myths and facts about food...

  • Fighting sabre-toothed stress

    Fighting sabre-toothed stress

    Stress; it’s a seemingly normal phenomenon these days, but was it always this way? I often enjoy visualising how things must have been a long, long time ago. Our physically robust distant ancestors, running around hunting woolly mammoths and...

  • Third of children in UK overweight

    Third of children in UK overweight

    More than a third of children in the UK are overweight or obese, according to a 20-year study of electronic health records. However, a rapid rise in the problem may be starting to level off, at least in younger children, the findings indicate,...

  • Tips from the top

    Tips from the top

    For many, working out is a daunting task, but for Nicola Muscat, Elaine Genovese and Mark Herrera, it’s a rigorous daily affair. They tell Claire Caruana that while tough at times, their training regime makes them happy while keeping them...

  • Read before you eat

    Read before you eat

    In the past few years we’ve all been hearing a lot about eating natural, healthy and organic food. But do these categories actually refer to less processed food which contains more fibre and nutrients and less artificial additives? The term...

  • Getting a head start

    Getting a head start

    The benefits of an active lifestyle go well beyond body toning and slimming. Apart from enhanced levels of physical fitness, regular exercise is linked to positive impacts on psychological well-being such as favourable moods and healthy...

  • Enhance athletic performance

    Enhance athletic performance

    When training you need a beverage with flavour and electrolytes to help your body hold on to the fluids you put back into it. Gatorade, the world’s leading sports drink brand, is scientifically formulated and proven to quench thirst, replace...

  • Thirst for action

    Thirst for action

    The Vodafone Malta Marathon will this year be taking place on Sunday, February 22 and San Michel is once again confirmed as the official water for Malta’s largest and most popular athletic activity. A growing number of Maltese and foreign runners...

  • In your defence

    In your defence

    If the cold rain and blistering wind are not a sure sign that this winter is a harsh one, then the number of people sneezing and coughing surely is. When asked about their ailments, most people will blame sickness on overdoing it, getting little...

  • Power plants

    Power plants

    Do you frequently feel exhausted before the day is over? Are you too tired to commit to a daily exercise routine? Do you rarely get to enjoy a good night’s sleep or still feel worn out after an eight-hour rest? If your answer is in the affirmative...

  • Solutions that work

    3D-Lipo is a safe, powerful and non-invasive alternative to liposuction for fat removal and skin tightening and is one of the most advanced systems on the market. This revolutionary fat-reduction treatment is making headlines in the UK and TV...

  • Sugary drinks may cause girls to menstruate earlier

    Sugary drinks may cause girls to menstruate earlier

    Sugary drinks may be causing girls to start menstruating earlier, new research suggests. A study of girls aged nine to 14 found that those drinking more than 1.5 sugar-sweetened beverages a day had their first period 2.7 months earlier than those...

  • Heart study on young footballers

    Heart study on young footballers

    Scientists are using the latest imaging technology to monitor the hearts of rising football stars at Manchester United. The unique research project, led by the Bristol Heart Institute at the University of Bristol, hopes to give ‘invaluable...

  • Lung cancer death rate in Europe rising

    Lung cancer death rate in Europe rising

    Lung cancer death rates among Europ-ean women are expected to overtake those of breast cancer for the first time this year. The trend is largely driven by women in the UK and their long history of smoking, say researchers. Predicted lung cancer...

  • Hay fever pills linked to Alzheimer’s disease

    Hay fever pills linked to Alzheimer’s disease

    Over-the-counter sleeping aids and hay fever treatments can increase the risk of Alzheimer’s, a study has found. The sleeping aid Nytol and anti-allergy pills Benadryl and Piriton all belong to a class of medication highlighted in a warning from...

  • High cholesterol clue to heart risk

    Raised cholesterol in healthy young adults can herald heart disease in later life, scientists have warned. A new study shows that every decade lived with too much cholesterol in the blood increases the chances of heart disease by 39 per cent. The...

  • Stress ‘affects unborn baby growth’

    Stress ‘affects unborn baby growth’

    Stress during pregnancy may affect an unborn baby’s development in the womb, research suggests. Scientists who boosted levels of a natural stress hormone in pregnant mice found that while it caused mothers to eat more, the transport of...

  • Parental smoking link to cot deaths

    Parental smoking link to cot deaths

    Smoking has been singled out as a major factor in cot deaths by a report published in the UK. A study by Public Health Wales found the rate of fatalities where parents smoked was “alarmingly high”. According to the statistics, out of 45 cases of...

  • Heartburn could be sign of cancer

    Heartburn could be sign of cancer

    Having heartburn most days for three weeks or more can be a sign of cancer, according to a health campaign. A national Be Clear on Cancer campaign launch in the UK coincides with results of a new survey commissioned by Public Health England, which...

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