Study reveals the emotional journey of a digital detox while travelling
The study, by the University of East Anglia (UEA), University of Greenwich and Auckland University of Technology (AUT), investigated how engaging in digital-free tourism impacted travellers’ holiday experiences. It involved losing access to technologies such as mobile phones, laptops, tablets, the Internet, social media and…
Over-55s shouldn’t wait for retirement to make time for their health
People in middle-age need to keep up their physical activity levels if they are to enjoy a fit and healthy retirement – according to a new report from the University of East Anglia.
New hormone injection aids weight loss in obese patients
An injection has helped reduce body weight and glucose levels in patients with diabetes and obesity in four weeks.
What makes some people more receptive to the idea of being vaccinated against infectious disease?
Three factors are identified as the primary motivators, according to new research published in Heliyon
Expressing religious identity at work good for staff wellbeing
When employees are provided with a supportive environment to express their religious identity in the workplace they experience increased wellbeing and work more efficiently, according to a new research review from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
Changes in food industry salt regulations linked to an extra 9900 cases of cardiovascular disease and 1500 cancer cases
A relaxation of UK industry regulation of salt content in food has been linked with 9,900 additional cases of cardiovascular disease, and 1,500 cases of stomach cancer.
Timing of Exercise May Be Key to Successful Weight Loss
In a study of 375 adults who have successfully maintained weight loss and who engage in moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity, most reported consistency in the time of day that they exercised, with early morning being the most common time.
Study reveals how just an hour or two of outdoor learning every week engages children, improves their wellbeing and increases teachers’ job satisfaction
A Swansea University study has revealed how as little as an hour a week of outdoor learning has tremendous benefits for children and also boosts teachers’ job satisfaction.
Even in young children: higher weight = higher blood pressure
Overweight four-year-olds have a doubled risk of high blood pressure by age six, raising the hazard of future heart attack and stroke. That’s the finding of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology…
Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age may indicate higher risk for future heart problems
Higher coronary artery calcium levels in middle-age were associated with structural heart abnormalities linked to future heart failure, particularly among blacks, according to new research inCirculation:Cardiovascular Imaging, anAmerican Heart Association journal.
Excess weight and body fat cause cardiovascular disease
Excess weight and body fat cause a range of heart and blood vessel diseases, according to the first study to investigate this using a method called Mendelian randomisation.