Watch your step: why the 10,000 daily goal is built on bad science

September 4, 2018

An entire industry has been built on the claim that 10,000 steps a day were necessary to be healthy. But where did the figure come from? In recent years, the 10,000-steps-a-day regime has become entrenched in popular culture. You can barely walk down the street without someone stomping past you wearing a FitBit; when Jeremy Hunt was health secretary, he was often pictured with his poking out from his shirtsleeves….


From psychoactive drugs to silent spas: 2018’s weirdest wellness trends

January 7, 2018

Forget turmeric lattes and Fitbits: this year is all about smart drugs, tiger nut milk and tracking your own mindfulness Classes streamed into your living room Like Netflix, but for spin classes might seem an obvious pitch, but its taken a while for the perfect storm of rapidly improving tech and outrageously priced real-life classes to kick in, making at-home training an increasingly preferable prospect. Why, after all, should you…