Health and Fitness News
- Eating chocolate is not excercise
Many newspapers overreacted to a story on chocolate today. “Dark chocolate may be as good for health as exercise,” reported the Daily Mirror. “Chocolate gives you a workout,” claimed the Daily Express. “How dark chocolate 'boosts fitness in the same way as jogging,'” the Daily Mail said.
- Yoga and lower back pain
“Yoga may work better for lower back pain than conventional treatments,” The Guardian reported. It said that a trial has found that people with back pain had greater improvements in everyday physical tasks if they did weekly yoga sessions.
- Obese outnumber the hungry
Obese people now outnumber the hungry globally, but hardship for the undernourished is increasing amid a growing food crisis, the International Federation of the Red Cross warned.