Which places love their bike the most?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in Public Health | 1 comment

Nothing beats the feeling of spending a sunny afternoon exploring forest trails and hidden paths. Or not having to hit the gym in the evening because you’ve already commuted to and from work on your bike; your workout is done for the day! Whether you dust off your helmet every day or prefer to save it for family adventures out, have you ever wondered just how many like minded people love their cycling too? By digging through some of the latest...

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BMA response to the government’s disappointing childhood obesity strategy

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Responding to the government’s disappointing childhood obesity strategy, Professor Parveen Kumar, BMA board of science chair, said: “Given the UK has the highest level of obesity in Western Europe with one in three children overweight or obese by the time they leave primary school, the government should be doing everything in its power to tackle this problem. Instead it has rowed back on its promises by announcing a weak plan rather than the...

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Cancer Research UK responds to the government’s Childhood Obesity Plan

Posted by on Aug 18, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Sir Harpal Kumar, Cancer Research UK’s chief executive, said: “Since the last General Election, the Government has championed the need for a comprehensive and robust strategy to tackle the growing obesity crisis, particularly for children. Today is a missed opportunity in that fight. The sugar levy alone isn’t enough to ensure children live long and healthy lives. While encouraging more exercise in schools is to be welcomed, the evidence...

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Care home costs rise ten times faster than pensioner incomes

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

The annual care home costs have increased by £1,536 over the past year – almost ten times the average £156 income gains enjoyed by pensioners over the same period, according to a five year study by Prestige Nursing + Care. Average cost of a care home exceeds £30,000 for first time – more than double the average pensioner income The 5.2% growth rate has more than doubled since 2014/15 and is the highest since before 2012 Pensioners’ incomes able...

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Stress and inactivity lose 27 days per year of productive time per employee!

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Public Health | 0 comments

Research from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace (BHW)*, surveying more than 32,538 workers across all UK industries, revealed that high stress and lack of physical activity are causing industries to lose up to 27 days of productive time per employee each year. Data from over 32,500 employees shows large productivity disparity between industries Employees in the healthcare and financial services sectors lose the most productive time each year Lost...

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