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Cycle to Work Day 2018 – Cycling Health Benefits

Cycle to Work Day 2018 – https://www.cycletoworkday.org/

Wednesday 15th August 2018 is Cycle to Work Day 2018, and it aims to encourage everyone to travel to work on their pedal bike.

It is the UK’s biggest cycle commuting event. Since the event began in 2012, over 2 million miles have been ridden.

The health benefits  from regular cycling include:

  • improved joint mobility
  • improved posture and coordination
  • increased cardiovascular fitness
  • decreased body fat levels.

Cycling can help to prevent depression, obesity and arthritis.

Riding a bike, along with a healthy eating plan, is a great way to lose weight.

According to  research, a half-hour bike ride everyday can burn nearly 5 kilograms of fat over a year.

Everyone who pledges their miles has the chances to win some incredible prizes.

To find out how to pledge and for more information about Cycle to Work Day, CLICK HERE.

To read more about the health benefits of cycling,CLICK HERE.

If you are overweight (BMI 28 or over), tried dieting and exercise
but still haven’t had success in losing weight– please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free private online consultation for other weight loss options.



Do You Want To Live As Long As The Queen?

Once you reach the age of 90, you stop ageing, according to Michael Rose, a professor of evolutionary biology.

Professor Rose suggests that you should start a ‘Stone Age’ diet from the age of 30.

The diet should include fruits, nuts, seafood and vegetables and grains and dairy products should be avoided.

For those in doubt, the University of California professor practises what he preaches. He says: ‘I have been following such a diet – avoiding grass-derived foods, such as grains, rice, corn and sugar cane, and anything made from milk – for two years and the results have been good.’

Statistics have shown that ageing seems to come to a halt at 93 and does not start again until we get a telegram from the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II is currently celebrating her 90th birthday.

To read more about the ‘Stone Age’ diet, please CLICK HERE.

Five-A-Day Keeps The Doctor Away

Eating your five-a-day can help prevent heart attack or stroke, experts have revealed. five-a-day fruit

For seven years, scientists at the University of Oxford studied half a million people from across 10 urban and rural localities in China by tracking their health through electronic hospital records and death records.

The 500,000 participants did not have a history of taking medication to lower high blood pressure (hypertension) or cardiovascular disease when they joined the study.

Study author, Dr Huaidong Du, said: ‘The association between fruit consumption and cardiovascular risk seems to be stronger in China, where many still eat little fruit, than in high-income countries where daily consumption of fruit is more common.’

The results revealed that 100g of fruit each day lowered the risk of premature death from stroke or heart attack by a third, for both men and women.

They found that fruits, such as apples and oranges, were strongly linked with other factors such as lower blood glucose, education, lower blood pressure and not smoking.

The senior author, Professor Zhengming Chen, from Oxford University, said: ‘It’s difficult to know whether the lower risk in people who eat more fresh fruit is because of a real protective effect.

If it is, then widespread consumption of fresh fruit in China could prevent about half a million cardiovascular deaths a year, including 200,000 before age 70, and even larger numbers of non-fatal strokes and heart attacks.’

Fruit and vegetables are one of the 5 food groups which contribute towards a healthy balanced diet.

However fruit and vegetables aren’t on the top of everyone’s shopping list as they are more expensive compared to processed ready meals.

According to a study by the Overseas Development Institute this has caused a huge rise in obesity and type 2 diabetes.

Obesity can cause many health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke and coronary heart disease.

To read more CLICK HERE

If you are overweight (BMI 28 and over) and tried dieting and excerise but still haven’t had success – please go to www.ukmeds4u.com for a free consultation for other weightloss options.