Men who have physically active occupations are 18% more likely to die prematurely, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Category archive: Health and Wellbeing
Pretty much everyone knows that taking exercise helps people stay in good health. It staves off chronic ailments like type 2 diabetes and heart disease and – maybe – helps us live longer.
Seven years ago, fatalities from opiates overtook fatalities due to road accidents in the US. Sadly, the same phenomenon is now playing out in England.
The body is able to maintain a stable core body temperature in a range of environments. This process – called thermoregulation – balances heat production and heat loss to the environment.
Researchers have found that when elderly people use an electric fan in extreme heat, instead of cooling them down, it actually raises their core body temperature and increases their heart rate.
The age at which children start school varies across the world. In Sweden, Denmark and Finland formal education starts at age seven, while in the UK, children often start as young as four.
No athletes arguably embody Pierre de Coubertin’s Olympic motto – “faster, higher, stronger” – more fully than those competing in the triple jump.
At this time of year around 7,000 newly graduated junior doctors are starting their first full time medical jobs – and thousands of other junior doctors will also be beginning new rotations in new areas of medicine, as their relentless training continues.