Recommended Reading: Food – a fact of life

www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

www.foodafactoflife.org.uk

Food, a fact of life – www.foodafactoflife.org.uk I can’t remember how I stumbled on this webpage, but it is aimed at school teachers/parents trying to teach healthy nutrition to kids. Having said that, I know for a fact that most adults (myself included) can learn a lot from it.  Just some of the things on the webpage include:

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Taking regular breaks from desk ‘good for the heart’

Taking lots of breaks from sitting at a desk is good for the waistline and heart health, research suggests.  Click here to read the news story in full. Research showing that if you sit around all day, you will get unhealthy.  But if you regularly get up on your feet (even for a minute or so) you can improve your health. Click here to download the actual study paper. Some practical tips from the story:

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Background Activity, Active Design and New York

I’ve talked before about increasing a persons “Background Activity” (click here, and here) to help improve their health and weight.  And it looks like New York city has the same idea! Click here for a BBC documentary about how architects in New York are trying to make it harder for people to get about in order to give people more exercise.

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Recommended reading: Feeding your kids fruit and veg – 5 a day.

I don’t have kids, so there are some problems that I have (thankfully!) never experienced.  One of these problems is how to get your kids to eat enough fruit and veg.  But my friend who does have children asked me this the other day…so if you have this problem, try reading the following link…

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