A Public Health Election Manifesto

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has set out a manifesto of policy recommendations it believes political parties campaigning for next month’s UK general election should commit to, in order to improve and protect the public’s health. It’s challenging stuff, and you read it first on Health Matters! The basics: health everywhere The challenges facing the UK public’s health at a time of restricted public spending are too great to be met...

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New study in The Lancet: Weight Watchers is more effective than a brief intervention and self-help -Weight loss sustained two years down the line-

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

A new, two-year UK-based study published today (Thursday 4th May) in The Lancet indicates that overweight and obese adults referred to Weight Watchers®, the world’s leading community based weight management provider, for one year lost more weight for longer and had greater reductions in diabetes risk than those who were referred for a 12-week programme, and lost more than twice as much weight as those who received brief advice and self-help...

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150 minutes of exercise a week could boost life span by more than three years

Posted by on Apr 24, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Survey* of 6,600 people over 12 months found that sedentary people who increased activity levels to 150 minutes a week (21 minutes a day) – currently the government recommended level, saw life expectancy increase of 3.1 years People who increased their activity levels to 90 minutes saw an increase of almost three years (2.7 years) and exercising just 60 minutes a week saw an increase of more than two years (2.4 years) The research was...

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How to avoid simply yet more talk on tackling inequalities in the run-up to the general election

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Blog, NHS, Public Health | 0 comments

The Young Foundation, led by CEO Baroness Glenys Thornton, is challenging the political parties and parliamentary candidates to ask themselves these key questions on inequalities when writing their manifestos. You can play your part and help us to challenge inequality by asking your constituency candidates the following questions. Join the conversation on Twitter and make sure what they tell you is #morethantalk 1) The Young Foundation believes...

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150 minutes of exercise a week could boost life span by more than three years

Posted by on Mar 31, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 1 comment

Survey* of 6,600 people over 12 months found that sedentary people who increased activity levels to 150 minutes a week (21 minutes a day) – currently the government recommended level, saw life expectancy increase of 3.1 years People who increased their activity levels to 90 minutes saw an increase of almost three years (2.7 years) and exercising just 60 minutes a week saw an increase of more than two years (2.4 years) The research was...

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