When most persons think about exercise, the motive is either to lose weight or to become heart healthy. However, Dr Annette Bartley, a paediatrician, CEO and medical director of Children First Paediatrics in the US, makes a good case for the benefits of making exercise a staple in your daily activities. In emphasising the mental
Every month, tens of thousands of people ask Google: “How much water should I drink?” And Google points them to stories that go something like this: “Most people are dehydrated—and they don’t know it.” They list headaches, constipation, bad breath, and other dehydration dangers. And they encourage you to guzzle water, lest you dry up
In May 2021, former SAS soldier Ian Rivers will embark on a solo unsupported row across the North Atlantic from New York to the Isles of Scilly. Using only a sextant as the main form of navigation, this 3,100 nautical mile crossing will test human endurance, navigation and seamanship to the absolute limit. Nobody has
According to United Nations data, 2011 was the first year in recorded history when noncommunicable disease mortality exceeded that of infectious disease. Obesity and metabolic disease have spread to lower- and middle-income countries. Now, a larger share of the worldwide population is obese rather than malnourished, and 80% of deaths are attributable directly or indirectly to obesity and poor metabolic health. Rates of these diseases have increased over the past 50 years alongside a three-fold increase in the consumption of added sugars.