I can"t go to the gym – I"ve done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact

I can't go to the gym – I've done my hair: Study finds 40 per cent women avoid exercise to keep their coiffures intact Two out of five women admitted they often avoided the gym so they wouldn't mess up their hair dosThese women were almost three times less likely to meet the recommended physical activity guidelines | UPDATED: 13:33 GMT, 18 December 2012 Going for a drink after work, feeling tired and forgetting your trainers are just some of the common reasons for avoiding the gym.

Diet and fitness apps DO help you lose weight (but you also need a little willpower, too)

Diet and fitness apps DO help you lose weight (but you also need a little willpower, too) Dieters who used a smartphone app and exercised lost on average 8lb more than their counterparts who didn't track daily food intake and movementsFirst study to show adding technology to a weight loss programme can produce sustained weight loss Experts say apps make it easier to track calories and exercise | UPDATED: 12:17 GMT, 11 December 2012 American researchers have found smartphone apps can help dieters shed the pounds – but only if they put in the effort They are one of the latest crutches for dieters desperate to shed the pounds.

Hypnosis: Why quick decision-makers and people with a higher attention span do better

If you can't nod off then your brain could be to blame! Scientists discover why some people just can't be hypnotised Those with a high attention span do better But people with precise habits and a judgmental nature tend to struggle By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 11:13 GMT, 5 October 2012 | UPDATED: 12:35 GMT, 5 October 2012 It is certainly one of the more mysterious medical treatments.

Green tea abolishes bad breath, say scientists

Green tea's status as a 'superfood' grows: A study finds it even abolishes bad breath (it already helps prevent cancer and heart disease) | UPDATED: 02:33 GMT, 14 March 2012 Green Tea: Does wonders for bad breath Green tea can help beat bad breath, according to scientific research.

Want your children to perform better at school and be happier? Then get them out on the playing field

Want your children to perform better at school and be happier Then get them out on the playing field Physical activity can improve academic achievement in children and teenagers (picture posed by models) Schoolchildren may be able to boost their classroom performance by getting out on the playing field, a study suggests. A review of previous research found evidence that physical activity can improve academic achievement in children and teenagers.