• Bootcamp-inc.co.uk fitness guru Catherine Jane Pennington talks kids and fitness
    • Bootcamp-inc.co.uk fitness guru Catherine Jane Pennington talks kids and fitness

      Posted on July 15, 2013

      These days, it’s so easy for kids to spend entire evenings on the couch while their parents run around preparing dinner and doing the washing. In many cases, there’s little to motivate children into doing anything constructive – least of all, to exercise and stay in shape. Getting any newbie to engage with exercise and […]

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    • Celebrity examples work wonders for Catherine Jane Pennington and her Total Bootcamp
    • Celebrity examples work wonders for Catherine Jane Pennington and her Total Bootcamp

      Posted on April 9, 2013

      While many parents accuse today’s celebrities of being poor role models, a few famous faces have been encouraging their young admirers to get into shape by taking part in fitness ‘bootcamps’. With the rate at which technology is currently integrating itself into the everyday lives of young people, it’s easy to see why many children […]

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    • Signs of heart disease present in obese children
    • Signs of heart disease present in obese children

      Posted on July 29, 2012

      According to a study published in Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, two thirds of obese children exhibit a problem with their health which is a contributor to heart disease. High cholesterol, blood sugar and high blood pressure may already be present by 12 years of age.

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  • Underage girls lead the way in binge drinking

    Filed under: News — Posted by: Linda on May 8, 2011

    According to a report commissioned by Demos, teenage girls from the United Kingdom lead the way for binge drinking, compared with other teenagers in the Western world. Half the girls taking part in the study admitted to being drunk or more than two occasions. In other developed countries, 29 percent of teenagers have been drunk at least twice, less than half their British counterparts.

    The study also revealed that UK girls drink more than boys, with 44 percent of teenage boys admitting to being drunk more than once. Binge drinking is defined as having more than six drinks in one session. In a period of ten years, the number of teenage girls binge drinking has risen from 17 percent to 27 percent.

    Demos also carried out a survey of 500 UK girls aged between 16 and 19, as part of the report. This discovered that 84 percent of girls are worried about being able to get the job they want in the future, while 81 percent worry about exam results. A lack of money is a worry for more than three quarters of girls this age, while 38 percent display anxiety about finding a partner.

    When asked what would make girls happier, 27 percent said that having more cash to spend would make them happiest. Just behind with 26 percent was having a better relationship with their boyfriend. The report will set out recommendations for a youth policy which will give empowerment to young women.

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