News / UK and world by Press Association December 16, 2018, 8:02 am FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Many of us are likely to find a smartwatch or fitness wearable under the Christmas tree this year, most of them claiming to help improve our health and well-being in some way. After the excesses of the festive season many of us will turn to these devices to try and kick-start a new and healthier regime, but how helpful are they really? Around the world, more than 32 million such devices are expected to have been sold in the last three months, according to retail tracker IDC, from watches like Samsung’s Galaxy Watch and the Apple Watch, to devices from companies like Fitbit, Garmin and Huawei. But where do the advertising slogans stop and the real health benefits start? Paul Scott, head of product management at Samsung Mobile, believes the Galaxy Watch has the potential to support the medical profession itself. He says: … [Read more...] about Are fitness wearables fit for purpose?
Carol Ann Liddle wanted a new kitchen for Christmas. She paid £4000 deposit in September and was impressed when Luxury Kitchens promised to install it in three weeks. But she called me in after three months – and two failed installation dates – when they said they couldn’t fit till January. Carol Ann said: “I am furious. I’ve lost all faith in this company.” She came across the firm on the internet in August and they sent a rep to her house. The total cost of the kitchen was £5967 and this included a hob, integrated dishwasher She paid the £4000 deposit by debit card on September 11 and was given a fitting date of October 29. Carol Ann, a hairdresser, said: “I arranged a week off work.” But things soon started to go wrong. A surveyor was supposed to arrive on September 14. She said: “I’d taken time off. But 15 minutes before the guy was supposed to turn up, I received a call from the firm. They said he … [Read more...] about Furious mum chases £4000 deposit back after new kitchen fitting delays
FORMER Miss BumBum Suzy Cortez is known for her incredible physique. Here she reveals the diet and fitness secrets behind that famous behind. By Christine Younan/Published 15th December 2018 BOMBSHELL: Suzy Cortez revealed her diet and fitness secrets (Pic: SUZY CORTEZ) Suzy Cortez – who has more than 1.6 million followers on Instagram – made headlines all over the world when she was crowned Miss BumBum in 2015.The 28-year-old model has continued with her fitness and makes sure she keeps her famous behind in good shape.And to achieve her perky butt, there’s a lot the Brazilian bombshell has to do.In an exclusive interview with Daily Star Online, Suzy lifted the lid on her secrets. Related Articles Miss BumBum Suzy Cortez posts VERY racy lingerie snaps flaunting her prize-winning behind Miss BumBum teases fans by showing off VERY sexy twerking skills at the gym Miss BumBum shows off sexy twerking skills in VERY see-through dress “I’m very strict … [Read more...] about Miss BumBum reveals diet and fitness secrets behind famous physique
If you’re feeling the party season taking its toll, then take heart. Because looking ahead, many of 2019’s fitness trends actually involve… lying down. Overtraining is not good for body or mind and the time has come to slow it down, prepare our muscles properly and keep our cortisol levels (stress hormone) on an even keel. There’s even a class new for 2019 that involves using CBD oil – a compound contained in cannabis – to reduce muscle inflammation. Get a head start now on next year’s fitness trends by taking advantage of an empty gym… ELECTRIC BIKES GET COOL When David Beckham posted a clip of himself riding his VanMoof Electrified S on Instagram, he gave electric bikes the hipster injection... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium … [Read more...] about E-bikes, breathing and rest: the 10 top fitness trends for 2019
Unai Emery insists he has a masterplan up his sleeve to cope with Arsenal’s defensive crisis. The Gunners are down to the bare bones at the back for Sunday’s Premier League trip to struggling Southampton, with Rob Holding out injured for the rest of the season and Sokratis and Shkodran Mustafi both suspended. That leaves Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal’s only fit centre-back, and he only made his return from seven months out with a ruptured Achilles on Thursday in the Europa League win over Qarabag. Arsenal’s medical staff will wait to see how Koscielny responds to his first competitive action since May before making a call on whether he can follow it up with another start less than 72 hours later. Emery’s other senior options include full-backs Nacho Monreal and Stephan Lichtsteiner, who have both played as makeshift centre-halves in the past. “We haven’t got Mustafi, Holding or Sokratis. But I believe in my players, in our players and I think … [Read more...] about Emery down to one fit centre-back but assures Arsenal fans he has a plan