10 must read health headlines this week

10 must read health headlines this week

From Women’s Health

With only 3 weekends remaining, the countdown to Christmas is well under way. To help you maintain some semblance of balance (as the champagne dials up and the cardio down) look no further than the must-read health headlines of the week.

Here’s comforting news for sleep-deprived December, A new study by the European Health Journal found that those who regularly sleep for more than 8 hours a night are at a greater risk of heart diseases compared to those who sleep between 6 and 8 hours.

Those who sleep between 9 and 10 hours a night increase their risk by 17%, and those hitting snooze again and sleeping for more than 10 hours carry a 41% increase of heart related illnesses.

But don’t set the alarm too early. Sleeping for less than 6 hours increases your risks by 9% as well.

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Your prayers have been answered because now, you can meet all your wellness needs while doing the weekly shop. Sainsbury’s is launching ‘wellness hubs’ in seven of its outlets, where they will sell over 500 new products including food and drink supplements. Just in time to help you get over the Christmas party hangovers.(link)

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The Protein Ball Company has launched four new Trio Packs, containing three protein balls totalling 100 calories. The new product comes following recommendations made by the Government that consumers only eat two 100 calorie snacks a day. The four flavours available are:

  1. Goji and coconut
  2. Lemon and pistachio
  3. Peanut butter
  4. Cherry Bakewall

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Uber Eats crunched data of over 191 different searches to predict the biggest food trends for 2019 and the top 5 are all vegan. They are:

  1. Edible flowers- think lavender and hibiscus
  2. Hemp products like seeds and tea
  3. Seitein- the meat substitute
  4. Maneesh- Eastern Mediterranean bread
  5. Heme- an ingredient which allows plant based food to ‘bleed’

    This is maybe unsurprising as the most popular food searches of 2018 were:

  1. Coconut
  2. Vegan
  3. Ginger
  4. Cookie dough
  5. Honey

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If the magazine, website and podcast isn’t enough to satiate your sprinting content needs, Runner’s World has launched a new TV show called The Runner’s World Show.

Featuring training advice, interviews, gear reviews and more, the monthly show will deliver more content from the Runner’s World staff and will feature experts such as newsreader and marathoner, Sophie Raworth and runner Vassos Alexander. The perfect motivator to watch on the treadmill.

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And if you want some new shoes before you hit the treadmill- the running shoe brand Athletic Propulsion Labs has partnered with The Woolmark Company to make the first wool running shoe. Made with Australian merino wool, the shoe is designed to stretch and give maximum support during long distance runs.

Worried about wearing the signs of a sugar binge on your face? Check out Dr Dennis Gross, The brand’s new LED mask is said to tackle acne with red and blue light modes. Perfect for a mid-month pick me up.

Sanctuary Spa ha added another line of products to their range, including the Exquisite Bath Salts made of plant extracts to give you maximum chill. And with the weather getting colder, you won’t want to leave that hot bath anytime soon.

It’s time to round up your family and run a mile. Findings from a survey commissioned by Sports England have revealed that there are unacceptable levels of inactivity from young children. Only 20% of boys and 14% of girls aged five to 16 are active everyday and only one in 6 children are active for 60 minutes everyday.

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