Christmas 2012: Average Briton scoffed almost 40,000 calories over festive period

The festive blow-out: Average Briton scoffed almost 40,000 calories over Christmas and gained SIX pounds in weight Typical adult consumes 15,000 calories over Christmas and a further 18,000 calories of alcohol before New Year's Day Recommended daily calorie allowance for an eight-day period is around 20,000 for men and 16,000 for women.

Jane Woodhead: Personal trainer hired for six-year-old girl

Boxing gloves, push-ups and jogging: Would you hire a personal trainer for your six-year-old | UPDATED: 21:00 GMT, 15 September 2012 On a crisp Saturday morning in September, Jasmine Malem is being put through her paces at a park near her home in Cheshire.

Does Wii work? Study shows virtual boxing, bowling and dancing do not help children with exercise requirements

Does Wii work Study shows virtual boxing, bowling and dancing do not help children with exercise requirements Users of Nintendo Wii no more active than those playing video games sat down'Frankly we were shocked by the complete lack of difference,' say scientists They are billed as the perfect way to exercise and have fun, all without having to leave the comfort of your own living room.