04 December 2017 - Rise of Health Tourism

From cosmetic procedures through to medical services and rehabilitation, health tourism continues to grow and evolve across the world. According to Healthy Travel Media, publisher of Patients Beyond Borders, more than 11 million people travelled to another country in 2016 to undergo medical procedures. From the beaches of Rio de Janeiro and Costa Rica through to the popular medical hubs of Malaysia and Thailand, the ongoing transformation of the global healthcare industry has opened the floodgates for healthcare tourism. 

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28 November 2017 - Genetic Fountain of Youth Discovered

The first genetic mutation that protects against aging has been found in humans, with scientists using this discovery to develop a longevity drug that attempts to protect people from aging-related diseases. While scientists have always known that certain communities live longer than others, the genetic markers for increased longevity have always been a mystery. Researchers found what they were looking for in an extended family of Old Order Amish living in the vicinity of Berne, Indiana, where people not only live longer but also have significantly less cases of diabetes and better overall health outcomes.

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24 November 2017 - Regular Exercise Can Prevent Depresson

Regular fitness routines are great for your body and mind, with even small amounts of exercise found to protect against depression. While fitness regimes are often promoted as a way to lose weight or gain muscle, according to a new study by the Black Dog Institute, there are also significant mental health benefits associated with physical activity. Just one hour of exercise each week was found to prevent future depression in some people, with the Black Dog Institute using these findings in its 'Exercise Your Mood' campaign which encourages people to improve their physical and mental well-being through exercise.

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17 November 2017 - Fitness Trends for 2018

The fitness world is always changing and evolving, with established programs continuing to exist alongside a wide range of new ideas. If this year was anything to go by, 2018 looks to be an exciting year for the fitness industry - with new opportunities for professionals and more choices available to consumers than ever before. The 12th annual survey by The American College of Sports Medicine is a great forecast of what to expect in 2018, from high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and wearable technology through to personal and group training programs.

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03 November 2017 - Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Up to 60 percent of the human adult body is water, a highly valuable substance that is used to manufacture neurotransmitters in the brain, regulate body temperature, and deliver oxygen throughout the body among countless other jobs. Water serves a number of essential functions that are vital to the life of every cell in the human body, from the initial stages of cell production through to body regulation, protection, and waste management. Each and every day, we must consume a certain amount of water in order to survive - but just how much do we need?

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