New research highlights benefits of marathon running – but local experts warn ‘be prepared’

Authored by Mary

New research carried out at Barts and University College London has shown that training for and completing a marathon can cut four years off an individual’s vascular age – and that those who are less fit benefit the most.

The researchers tested 138 people due to take part in this year’s London Marathon. Over a period of six months their arteries gained elasticity, reducing the risk...

Devon magician conjures up specialist exercise classes for older people

Authored by Mary

An award-winning illusionist from Torbay is promising a magical time for all when she launches new exercise classes for older people and those with limited mobility.

Anne George, who performed on stage for more than 40 years as Anna Merlina and who is also a trained choreographer and actor, is one of the newest instructors to complete training in Devon for endorsed training provider...

8 Natural Ways to Speed Recovery after Exercise

Authored by DaisyGrace88

Perhaps you’ve been training for a marathon or just starting exercising at the gym. While jogging, 10 sets of push-ups, and 50 squats gave you a great workout, chances are you definitely felt the soreness the next morning. If this is a frequent thing for you, you might want to avoid taking a large amount of ibuprofen and look to several ways to speed up recovery naturally. Here are 8 natural...

Exercise could reduce risk of dementia

Authored by Mary

More than seven in ten people from the South West (77 per cent) are not doing the amount of average weekly exercise recommended by NHS guidelines, despite evidence that taking part in regular exercise can reduce a person’s risk of developing dementia, according to a survey carried out by Alzheimer’s Society to mark the start of Memory Walks on Saturday.

Taking regular physical exercise...

Daily walk could reduce risk of early death

Authored by Mary

Physical inactivity may be associated with twice as many deaths as obesity, according to research.

The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that just a modest increase in physical activity, such as a brisk 20 minute walk, could have significant health benefits.

Researchers, from University of Cambridge, studied data from 334,000 European men and...

Stay on track with Reebok's Christmas Survival Guide

Authored by Mary

As Christmas is fast approaching and the abundance of food near, Reebok’s Master Trainers have created a Christmas Survival Guide to help you stay on track of your fitness goals whilst still enjoying the fruits of the festive period.

Incorporate little exercises on a daily basis – they will add up!

Start the day balanced. When brushing your teeth stand on one leg to activate...

Research finds half of all UK seven-year-olds not getting enough exercise

Authored by JenniferJ

Half of all UK seven-year-olds are sedentary for between six and seven waking hours per day and half are not doing the recommended daily minimum of one hour of moderate to vigorous physical activity, according to the latest findings from the Millennium Cohort Study .

The research, led by academics at University College London (UCL) and published in the journal BMJ Open, shows that...

Department of Health announces £5 million of funding to encourage Brits to 'Get Active To Get Healthy'

Authored by JamesM

One year on from the Olympics and Paralympics more than half the adult population is doing the recommended amount of physical activity, but worryingly more than a quarter are not doing even 30 minutes a week and putting their health at risk, Public Health Minister Anna Soubry has warned.

Only a third of boys and a quarter of girls meet the recommendation for at least 60 minutes of...

Welcome to Devon 247, the county’s newest news, features, blog and sport platform.

This site has merged with The Plymouth Daily to offer even more of the content readers have told us they enjoy so much.

And, as with Plymouth, you can post your own content for free on D247 by clicking here.

Our focus is on positive, community news which, sadly, seems to be in short supply these days.

Thank you for visiting!

The Plymouth Daily - logo