Category: Health and Wellbeing

Today we publish the scoping review on heritage and wellbeing, from the communitywellbeing evidence programme. It looked at 75 papers and reports on the impact of heritage places, interventions, and assets – things like historic objects, monuments or buildings –…

This week the ONS published a comparative look at how the UK, as a whole, is doing. They compared it against the performance of other countries in the European Union and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). They…

In response to the HEE NHS Staff and Learner Mental Wellbeing Commission report, Paul Jenkins, chair of the Mental Health Network, which is part of the NHS Confederation, said: “The NHS is founded on care and compassion and that has…

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…