Alzheimer’s Research UK welcomes Tory pledge to invest in dementia research

Posted by on May 18, 2017 in Public Health | 0 comments

Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity, has welcomed a commitment in the Conservatives’ election manifesto, released today, to invest in dementia research. The charity is calling on other political parties to make similar commitments to ensure efforts to defeat dementia remain a priority in the next parliament. Dr Matthew Norton, Director of Policy and Strategy at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “It’s...

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THE FITTEST CITIES IN THE UK. Liverpool named the fittest city in the UK – Sheffield named as the least fit

Posted by on May 11, 2017 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

LIVERPOOL has been named the fittest city in the UK following new research into fitness levels across the country. A survey of 2,000 UK adults carried out by training and course provider Beabetteryou.com, found that scousers workout more than those in any other city in the UK with as 71% of locals claiming to exercise at least once per week. Manchester and London followed in second and third place with 66% and 65% of each cities residents...

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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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