The FAT map of Britain: Brummies have the largest waistlines and Brighton boys are the thinnest

The FAT map of Britain: Brummies have the largest waistlines and Brighton boys are the thinnest Men in Birmingham have the biggest waist measurements, followed by those in Belfast and SheffieldWomen in the East Midlands and Northern Ireland largest around the middleNearly every area of the UK has measurement near the 'danger' level for an increased risk of heart disease, cancer, infertility and diabetesFigures follow research which found most men underestimate their waistlines by TWO INCHES | UPDATED: 19:41 GMT, 17 December 2012 Britons' waistlines are getting bigger – and people living in the Midlands are battling the bulge more than the rest of us.

Finding exercise a chore? How a virtual partner can trick you into working harder

Finding exercise a chore How a virtual partner can trick you into working twice as hard Women cycling alongside a virtual partner exercised for twice as long as those going solo | UPDATED: 11:11 GMT, 17 May 2012 Those who are struggling to keep going to the gym should think about recruiting an exercise partner – as long as they are a little fitter than you.

Computer game tackles depression in teenagers using fantasy game

Computer game tackles depression in teenagers using fantasy game | UPDATED: 06:36 GMT, 20 April 2012 Playing a 3D computer game could be just as effective at treating young people with depression as face-to-face counselling, new research has suggested.

Forget going for a walk: Why the Wii workout is best exercise for over-50s

Forget going for a walk: Why the Wii workout ‘is best exercise for over-50s’ Computer exercise work-out games give the over 50s a healthier brain as well as body, a new study has found. The 'exergames', such as Wii fit, combining exercise with virtual reality environments and interactive videogame feature, provide more cognitive benefits for the older user than exercise alone, it is said. The exergames helped to protect the player from cognitive decline, the researchers from Union College, New York, claim.