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How active are you?

This year’s National Fitness Day takes place on September 29, 2018. The event aims to raise awareness of fitness and its importance in helping everyone lead healthier and more active lifestyles.

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Fitness: why you should stay strong and balanced

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.

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Ways to stay active in the heat

Summer is a great time to be active. But when the temperature gets really hot, you may feel more like sitting in an air-conditioned room and eating ice cream than exercising in the sun.

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A good time to get on your bike

This year’s Bike Week – organised by Cycling UK – runs from June 9 - 17. So if you’re considering making 2018 the year you get out on your bike, now’s the perfect time to start.

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Family

Tips to get you walking more

Each year, the charity Living Streets celebrates National Walking Month throughout the month of May.

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Adults eat up to 300 more calories a day than they need

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.

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How to be more active every day

There's much evidence to suggest the more time we spend sitting the more likely we are to have health problems, including Type 2 diabetes, heart problems, weight problems and certain types of cancer.

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How to stay active in winter

When it's cold and dark outside it's tempting to stay on the sofa with Netflix instead of wrapping up warm for a brisk winter walk. But keeping active is important during the winter.

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Men's Health

More men than women are physically active

It's good news for English men. According to a report by NHS Digital, nearly two thirds of men in the country meet national activity guidelines compared with 58 percent of women.

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A daily brisk 10-minute walk boosts health

A new physical activity campaign from Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging adults to build just 10 minutes of brisk walking into their day to improve their health.

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Low-fat chocolate fudge cake

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.

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