Urban Echo News 

The Danger of Energy Drinks

Ever need a caffeine rush by having an energy drink from a sleepless or restless night or maybe even something to wake you up in the morning on your travels to work or school? The number of individuals that consume energy drink for these activities don’t realise the implications and consequences it may cause to their health. Energy drinks are used as performance enhancers affecting an individual mentally, emotionally and physically. This alone should be worrying. The NHS study into the warnings issued over energy drinks saw that energy drinks…

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Food & Drink Health & Diet Lifestyle 

What is in that ready meal?

by Urban Echo reporter In the last twenty years ready meals have become a big business; in fact we spent over £2 billion on them last year alone. As our lives get busier, ready meals have become more and more popular with cooking from scratch becoming a rarity. Family life is changing as more women are working and everyone is putting in longer hours at the office. Anything that can save time is popular and promoted as a good thing. This is where ready meals became convenient. We live in…

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Fitness Lifestyle 

Urban Runner: Healthy Addict

By Seb Radcliffe Healthy Addict – “Mum! Dad’s going running again!” Damn, I’d been caught. My attempt to sneak out unnoticed for my daily fix had been thwarted. “No, no I’m not going for a run I’m just going to see a friend” I lied, clad conspicuously in my running gear. How had it come to this… a father of three stood in the doorway sheepishly having to lie to his nearest and dearest about his guilty pleasure. Yes I’m a 40-something year old runner. Since I started running I have…

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Health & Diet Lifestyle Uncategorized Urban Echo News 

Manchester residents among the most active in England

New figures have revealed that Manchester resident’s are some of the most active in the country and that year on year more people are regularly taking part in sport across the city. The findings come from Sport England’s national Active People Survey, the largest sports and recreation survey of its kind ever carried out in Europe. The Active People Survey has shown that 43.4 per cent of Manchester residents take part in at least 30 minutes of sport or active recreation per week – well above the national average of…

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Fitness Lifestyle Urban Echo News 

New aqua combat sessions launched

A new dynamic exercise session is being launched at Bradford Council’s swimming pools across the District. Aqua Combat is an innovative sport session that combines a mix of martial arts and kick-boxing  in water with uplifting music. The sessions are taking place at Shipley and Eccleshill pools on Thursdays and Richard Dunn on Fridays. Phil Barker, Bradford Council’s Assistant Director for Sport and Leisure, said: “This is a great workout that targets all the muscle groups, but without impact on the joints. It’s an excellent way to get fit whatever your…

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Fitness Health & Diet Lifestyle 

Nuffield Shipley – An Excellently Equipped Gym

As a gym member for the last two decades, I feel going to the gym acts as a therapeutic experience and at the same time, a way of staying active and getting fit in the process. Being a member of the Nuffield Fitness & Wellbeing Centre in Cottingley (formerly Canons) for the past twelve years, I have made many friends, whether they are fellow members or staff members. The gym caters for everyone and adjusts to the demands of whatever the member requires to achieve with their objectives regardless of…

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