Most of us realise that eating more calories than we burn can result in weight gain. And now Public Health England (PHE) suggests adults are eating on average 200 - 300 more calories than they need each day – which may account for the fact that two thirds of adults in England are currently overweight or obese.
Now that the summer weather is hotting up, many people are heading outdoors to work out and play sports. But whatever activity you take part in, there’s always a risk you could sustain a sports injury – whether you’re new to exercise or a seasoned sports person.
Worldwide, physical inactivity is thought to cause more than five million deaths each year, says the health charity British Heart Foundation (BHF).
If you’ve entered to run the London Marathon this year, you may well be be clocking up some serious hours of training right now. Preparing correctly could mean the difference between completing the course in your personal best time and ending up with a painful sports injury.
As well as being lower in fat, this recipe from the California Prune Board uses puréed prunes to replace some of the sugar (drain and blend tinned prunes in fruit juice). Make it even healthier by not making any icing and instead serving with a dollop of low-fat natural yoghurt.