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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citizenAID urges everyone to download its free app

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

citizenAID was distressed to see the events in London unfolding yesterday and its sympathies go out to all those involved in the attack. citizenAID would also like to take this opportunity to praise the emergency services for their response to the event and the sacrifices that they make each day to keep the public safe. citizenAID is an app and pocket guide that has been developed to advise members of the public on what they can do in the...

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Health Conscious Brits shunning the Sunday roast

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

The Great British Sunday roast could become a thing of the past as new research reveals Brits are ditching the family favorite in favor of quicker and healthier alternatives. A survey by 1,034 UK adults by appliances etailer, AppliancesDirect, found that just 11% now enjoy the British tradition every week. Just 1 in 10 now sit down for a Sunday roast every week Brits are put off by the 800 calories per serving For a health conscious 1 in 5 the...

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New figures reveal doubling of UK dementia researchers since 2008

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

New analysis from Alzheimer’s Research UK has revealed that the number of dementia researchers working on the condition has almost doubled over six years. The charity’s report, published today (14 March) at their annual research conference in Aberdeen, highlights major improvements in the UK dementia research landscape as funding for research into the condition has increased. But while the gap between dementia and other disease areas has...

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City life and noise pollution is damaging our hearing

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

This Friday is World Hearing Day. To raise awareness about the damage that noise pollution is doing to our hearing, Mimi conducted a study and produced the World Hearing Index. The study shows an alarming 64% correlation between noise pollution and hearing loss. People in cities can expect their hearing age to be at least 10 years their actual age. Women in London have a hearing age of 15.5 years older than their actual age, and for men it is...

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