FROM THE EDITOR
Do you know your blood type? Don’t worry if you don’t – it’s something you’d probably only discover if you’ve donated blood, had a baby or maybe had a blood transfusion. Nevertheless, it’s something you should find out.
Researchers are increasingly finding evidence to suggest that blood type may play a crucial role in our health, especially when it comes to our risk of certain conditions. Those with types A, B or AB, for example, are 9 per cent more likely to have a heart attack than their type- O counterparts, while women in the latter blood group are more likely to experience fertility issues. And while there’s nothing you can do to change your blood type, there are ways you can be more informed about the associated health risks. Check out our report on page 4.
This week, we’re also shining a light back on our fitness goals for the year. Now that the kids are back at school and holiday excess is a distant memory, it’s the perfect time to join a new gym. But where to start? Relax! We’ve done the hard work for you. There’s something for everyone and every budget in our round-up of the best February deals, on page 10.
And if you’re still not ready to brave the gym, we’ve got an exclusive extract from our glossy new magazine, 10 Minutes To... Your Best Body, on page 12, to help you kickstart good habits in short, speedy bursts. Have a great week!