The weight-loss boarding school where students can shed nearly 100lbs A TERM

The weight-loss boarding school where students can shed nearly 100lbs A TERMJason, 16, who started at academy in September lost 93lbs by this ChristmasPupils have counselling and fitness and cookery classes alongside normal lessonsSlimming school is latest weapon in U.S battles against obesity | UPDATED: 09:44 GMT, 25 December 2012 When Jason Alexander started boarding school in September he weighed a massive 23st.

Doing the garden or going for a walk is better for your health than relying on statins, study says

Doing the garden or going for a walk is better for your health than relying on statins, study saysBeing physically fit reduces the risk of dying by two-thirds, US research says But combining statins with better fitness may improve survival rates still further | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 28 November 2012 Findings from US research suggest that doing more walking and gardening could help individuals with high cholesterol as much, if not more, than drugs Unfit people with high cholesterol levels would be better off gardening or going for a walk than taking pills, says a study.

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.

Man, 47, learns how to walk again for the first time since 1986 when he was run over by a car

Man, 47, walks again for first time after car accident in 1986 left him wheel-chair bound Martial arts classes helped to strengthen Mark's bodyHe can now stand unaided and move a few steps | UPDATED: 15:01 GMT, 3 September 2012 A man has walked for the first time in 26 years after a road accident left him in a wheelchair at the age of 21.

Mexican street dance could help fight the symptoms of dementia

Mexican street dance could help fight the symptoms of dementia Danzn originated in England in the 17th century and is still popular in Mexico todayCare home residents who tried out the dance were less anxious and apathetic | UPDATED: 16:03 GMT, 31 August 2012 A Mexican street dance is putting a spring back in the step of British dementia patients.

Prescribing yoga on the NHS could slash annual 1.37billion back pain bill, say experts

Prescribing yoga on the NHS could slash annual 1.37billion back pain bill, say experts Bad back sufferers taking part in the yoga programme had far fewer days off work than those in the control group | UPDATED: 12:33 GMT, 17 August 2012 Most people will experience back pain during their lives, but for some it can become a chronic debilitating condition.

Pupils as young as ELEVEN being given advice on how to quit smoking

Pupils as young as ELEVEN being given advice on how to quit smokingThis is despite the legal smoking age in the UK being 16 Health charity welcomes the move but says school must also offer preventative classes | UPDATED: 13:10 GMT, 21 March 2012 Controversial: Honywood Community Science School in Coggeshall, Essex is offering counselling and advice on quitting smoking to pupils aged just 11.