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Daily news & jobs: www.leisureopportunities.co.uk Study shows you can be fit and fat


Despite the American Medical Association’s decision in June to classify obesity as a dis- ease, a study has shown that obese people can be perfectly healthy in terms of cholesterol and blood pressure levels, showing no apparent signs of impending diabetes. A study in the journal,


Diabetologia, has shown that the metabolically healthy obese can generate new cells to store fat in the subcuta- neous padding, just beneath the skin, where it appears to remain harmless. In contrast, the fat cells of the unhealthy


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Research suggests that you can be metabolically healthy while being obese Dr Jussi Naukkarinen, research scientist spe-


obese swell to breaking point and die off. Tis leads to fat accumulating where it doesn’t belong – such as the liver, heart and skeletal muscle – which then causes health issues.


cialising in internal medicine at the University of Helsinki, argues that studying metabolically healthy obesity can teach a lot about normal obesity. Details: http://lei.sr?a=a5F8V


Grant to replace Robertson as new minister for sport


Conservative MP Helen Grant has been named the new minister for sports and equalities, fol- lowing the move of current minister Hugh Robertson to the Foreign Office. The change is part of the coalition gov- ernment’s reshuffling of ministerial posts,


instigated by Prime Minister David Cameron. Grant moves to the DCMS from the


Department of Justice, where she held the dual roles of under-secretary for justice and under- secretary for women and equalities. Details: http://lei.sr?a=b2D4h


Boutique hotel opens in Sheffield


A former University of Sheffield hall of resi- dence has been transformed into a boutique conference hotel following a £1.8m refur- bishment by UNICUS – a subsidiary of the University of Sheffield. Located in the University’s Endliffe Village,


the new Halifax Hall Hotel occupies a historic building that was built in the 1830s as a steel baron’s mansion. Te hotel features 38 guest- rooms and has the capacity for meetings and events for up to 120 delegates. Halifax Hall Hotel has partnered with South


Yorkshire’s sleep consultancy We Love Sleep to help guests get a better night’s sleep. We Love Sleep will provide beds, mattresses, cooling alpaca pillows and duvets, pillow sprays, eye masks and light therapy boxes. Te hotel is also supplied by a host of South Yorkshire businesses and products including


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Te Halifax Hotelis a former hall of residence


Sheffield coffee company Cafeology and Dairy company Our Cow Molly. Paul Foster, general manager of Halifax Hall


Hotel, said: “We wanted to give our guests a great night’s sleep in preparation for any event.” Details: http://lei.sr?a=N9Q2d


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