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Ill health dominates fears of growing older

Health issues, a failing mind and the loss of independence are among our biggest fears about getting old, a new study has revealed. Loneliness, being a burden to others, having little money to fund their social care or being forced out of their home also feature among the top ten. It also emerged that the [...]


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Cup half empty – average Brit rates fitness level at 46%

The typical Brit rates their fitness level at just 46%, a study has revealed. Research among 2,000 adults found most live an ‘unhealthy’ lifestyle amid a dizzy round of too much booze and endless high-fat food. Worryingly, a large percentage went as far as to admit they found it tough to summon enough energy to [...]


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One in three puffed out just running up stairs

One in three adults are so unhealthy they are left gasping for breath after running for a bus or train, a study has revealed. The worrying statistic emerged in a report which also found a similar number are exhausted after a quick trip up the office staircase. It also showed that one in four had [...]


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Four in ten exercise to look good, rather than be healthy

Four out of ten fitness fanatics exercise to look good rather than to be healthy, a new study has shown. Researchers found that many of those who exercise regularly are far more concerned about looking and feeling attractive than ensuring they are fit and well. The figures show that a washboard stomach or toned legs [...]


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Health ‘wake-up call’ hits at 39

The average Brit is struck by a health wake-up call at the age of 39, a new study has shown. Researchers found the approach to the big 4-0 is the point when we really start to worry about the long-term health implications of the bad habits and poor diets from our younger years. Three quarters [...]


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Builders are the nation’s healthiest workers – nurses surprisingly suffer

Britain’s builders are the healthiest workers in the country, according to new research. The surprising findings emerged in a study of 2,000 employees, which analysed the food choices, lifestyle habits, fitness levels and working environments of people across a wide range of sectors. It found that, on the whole, people working within the construction industry [...]


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Tum-thing special – Gwen Stefani and David Beckham most inspirational mid-riffs

Gwen Stefani has the most inspirational celebrity midriff, a study has revealed. The 43-year-old No Doubt singer and mum-of-two saw off stiff competition from her younger rivals thanks to her famously toned tum. Former Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole and Coronation Street beauty Michelle Keegan could only manage second and third place. Other stars to [...]


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The ‘wear by’ date – crop-tops banished by 34, hot pants by 35 (according to women)

Women should ditch belly-bearing crop-tops by the age of 34, and avoid showing off midriffs in bikinis as soon as they reach 40 – according to other women, a study has revealed. Researchers found even if you sport a toned tum and slim body, two thirds of women believe certain clothes should come with a [...]


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Not gym bunnies, more gym sloths- 60% admit they don’t do a proper work out at the gym

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Six out of ten wannabe fitness fanatics admit they don’t do a proper workout at the gym, a study has revealed. Despite spending an average of two-hours a week at the gym, researchers found for one in three of us less than five minutes of that time is spent building up a sweat. The remainder [...]


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Fighting for Fitness- we only feel on top form for 2 months of the year

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The average Brit only feels 100% fit and healthy for 61 days of the year, it has been revealed. Tiredness, aches and pains and illness mean most of us operate at well below our best for a massive ten months of the year. The study of 2,000 people found one in four is permanently hampered [...]


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