The Wii Fit could be a potential tool to increase physical activity in older adults, researchers have shown.
Work being presented at the 2010 British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES) Annual Student Conference at Aberystwyth University this week reveals that when 20 pensioners completed a standard active gaming session, 45% of the time was spent in moderate to vigorous intensity activity. It is this type of activity that can prevent the natural decline in physical function often observed with aging.
The Forestry Commission at Bedgebury Forest in Kent has recently appointed Ollie Ireland as its first ever Cycle Development Coach. Ollie is developing off-road cycling activities and providing coaching & leading to schools, youth and disabled groups.
King Henry VIII School in Abergavenny took third place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Faraday Challenge Final on Thursday 11 March.
The final was held at the Big Bang Fair which is billed as the UK's largest single celebration of science and engineering.
This was the culmination of 35 events across the UK which has seen 210 schools go head-to-head. Each school was challenged to design and make a prototype device that would allow homeowners to remove water out of their house during periods of flooding.
Holiday tummy trouble is blighting life for millions of Britons travelling abroad with two-thirds suffering from upset stomachs, a major research study has found. The study of 4,000 people by Life's Biotic, a new and proven probiotic food supplement, revealed that 66 per cent of adults in the UK experience significant digestive problems while on holiday or travelling on business. More than three quarters - 77 per cent - of sufferers said the problem had badly affected their trip.
To help you find out how much you really know about some of the main cancers likely to affect women, a new on-line quiz - the Quick Cancer Quiz - has been launched this month (www.targetovarian.org.uk/quickcancerquiz).
Taking just five minutes, the quick fire quiz aims to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions about women's cancers. Do you know what the four most common women's cancers are? And which are the most fatal to women?
SPECIAL OFFER: The COmpact Smokerlyzer® now available for just £15
People trying to quit smoking can now see results for less as the groundbreaking COmpact Smokerlyzer® is currently available for the special price of just £15.
As seen on the Channel 5 series ‘Celebrity Quitters', the COmpact Smokerlyzer® works by measuring the amount of carbon monoxide in exhaled breath and displaying the results using an easy-to-understand LED ‘traffic light' system.
If you're looking for the ultimate physical challenge, then what better way to put your stamina to the test than by conquering the world's highest mountain!
Breast Cancer Campaign is calling on all gutsy fundraisers with a sense of adventure to pull on their hiking boots and sign up to its Everest Base Camp trek to help the charity continue funding vital breast cancer research.