Heads up! #MVFNewsround 3/1/20

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Hello and welcome to the first Newsround of 2020! Ahh, a fresh new year, isn’t it lovely to be so full of hope?! Set aside your cynicism and join me in setting a few goals for the year – yes, New Year’s resolutions are generally a load of crap that people just don’t stick to, but it’s probably the best time of year to hone your focus on your goals and really double down and get to work. So let’s see what’s been going on this week…

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In other news…

Prince William has teamed up with the FA to launch Heads Up, billed as the ‘biggest conversation ever’ about male mental health. From their website: Heads Up will illustrate that everyone should prioritise maintaining their mental fitness as well as their physical fitness. During the season, the campaign will also provide resources, training and direction towards support when needed.

This weekend, all 32 Emirates FA Cup third-round fixtures will be delayed by one minute to encourage football fans to Take A Minute to start taking action to look after their mental health.

You can find their guide to the simple steps we can all take to improve our mental health here.

Brits are more likely to stick to a healthy lifestyle change if they’re doing it with someone else. A study of 2,000 adults commissioned by WW found two in five plan to try a different diet or fitness routine in 2020, with 58% getting a ‘buddy’ to do it with them. And as a result of getting fit and healthy with a friend, 62% agree they are more likely to stick with a new plan. So team up with a mate and keep each other accountable.

What we’re eating

I love bao buns, but they’re something I have extremely rarely – and they’re usually eaten alongside mounds of other takeaway food. Linda McCartney has added vegan pulled pork steamed bao buns to their range, and they look amazing. This is part of their big Veganuary push, which also includes a bucket of ‘chicken’. Both new products are £5 and will be launching soon.

Huel bar

Huel have brought out an on the go bar to compliment its existing range of complete food replacement powders. If you’ve never heard of Huel, it’s a nutritionally complete meal that contains the right amount of protein, essential fats, carbohydrates, fibre, and all 26 essential vitamins & minerals. In a drink. Which tastes like peas.

The bars, which are available at Ocado, retail for £1.60 each and come in various flavours – chocolate, chocolate orange, salted caramel and coffee caramel. They’re 200 cals each and they recommend that you consume between 1 and 5 bars a day. And do they taste overwhelmingly of peas too? That remains to be seen…

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