‘5 A DAY’ Healthy Eating

The following advice is based on the UK Government Department of Health and NHS Guidelines and Recommendations. The following count towards your ‘5 A DAY’: Fresh fruit and vegetables. Frozen fruit and vegetables. Tinned or canned fruit and vegetables. Buy the ones...

Physical Activity

Here is the bottom line based on the best research evidence: you need to commit 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) each week to engage in physical activity. There are no ‘if’s or ‘maybe’s’, and it is an ongoing necessity as you get older. Making this a regular habit...

Exercise: Bicycling in the UK

The UK registered charity, Sustrans, has created the brilliant National Cycle Network for the whole British Isles. As well as being a great way to travel and good for your health, the growing Network makes an important contribution to improving the environment, and...

Exercise: Green Gyms

The first UK “Green Gym” project was pioneered at Sonning Common to the west of London in 1999 (/). Since then several more Green Gym projects have got going in the UK under the BTCV volunteering umbrella. Sometimes in cities as well as the countryside, they are...