Many of us realise the importance of doing 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity every week to stay fit and healthy. But a recent evidence review confirms the UK’s Chief Medical Officers’ advice that adults should also make sure they do strengthening and balance activities twice a week.
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.
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.