Category: Health and Wellbeing

Introduction The rising number of obese and/or physically inactive individuals might negatively impact human lifespan. This study assessed the association between height, body mass index (BMI) and non-occupational physical activity and the likelihood of reaching 90 years of age, in…

New evidence published in the Cochrane Library today provides strong evidence that falls in people over sixty-years old can be prevented by exercise programmes. Falls are a leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Older adults suffer the…

For the first time, this week the Office for National Statistics released the latest personal wellbeing data, alongside their indicators for economic wellbeing. Our Head of Evidence, Deborah Hardoon, explored the results and  finds three things things that stand out. The…

Alcohol education charity Drinkaware is launching the Drink Free Days are not Just for January campaign today (Tuesday). Evidence from the Drinkaware Monitor 2018 has revealed that whilst men are more likely than women to be drinking over the low…

* Just over half (52%) of people surveyed think they lead a healthy lifestyle but, of those, approximately one in four do not believe it is necessary to stop smoking, drink less than the recommended amount or get the right amount…

More on StepJockey StepJockey‘s part of the active design movement. We see the world as a gym and we make sedentary buildings active by promoting and gamifying stair use. Our smart signs give the calorie burn data for office stairs and…

There are many diets, fads and crazes that promise quick weight loss, drastic results but actually fail to deliver long term. This is because the only way to get your health to where you want to be it is to…

   On Monday, the NHS launched its Long Term Plan – with a focus on prevention, includes mental & physical health, community approaches, children and young people, and increased control for patients. This week’s guest blog looks at the Halton Lea Healthy…

New research has identified the factors that enable people with dementia and their carers to live as well as possible. Led by the University of Exeter, the research seeks to inform support services and guide policy on where resources should…

…Defining and measuring loneliness isn’t an easy task, primarily because it’s subjective in nature. This research used an index to measure loneliness among older people in by small areas within one London borough, Southwark (the technical term for the areas…