Brits admit they are ‘too busy’ to be healthy

Posted by on Feb 5, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Millions of Brits are ‘too busy’ to be healthy, a study has found. A poll of 2,000 adults found more than half want to eat healthily and get plenty of exercise – but are hindered by their hectic lifestyles. Two thirds admit they often eat ‘badly’ because they don’t have the time to prepare nutritious food. And 75 per cent revealed they skip meals entirely for the same reason. It also emerged, three quarters have avoided going to the...

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BREAST CANCER DEATH RATE DOWN 10% IN JUST FIVE YEARS

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

Breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by 10% in five years, according to the latest analysis released by Cancer Research UK ahead of World Cancer Day (Sunday).* In 2015, 35 women out of every 100,000 in the UK died from breast cancer. Five years before this was 39 women per 100,000. A better understanding of the genetics of the disease, together with new drugs and surgical techniques, have all contributed to a falling death rate. Research...

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Researchers suggest the oceans may hold the key to a breakthrough cure for depression

Posted by on Feb 2, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

   The oceans may hold the key to a breakthrough cure for depression.   Ground-breaking research has revealed low brain levels of an essential nutrient could be contributing to our mental health crisis. A study of blood samples from almost 3,000 people aged 18 to 65, showed sufferers of depression and anxiety have lower concentrations of compounds called omega-3 fatty acids, in their blood. These compounds are found in significant...

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WEIGHT WATCHERS STUDY IDENTIFIES WEIGHT LOSS RIPPLE EFFECT

Posted by on Feb 1, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

 Weight Watchers has released the findings of a new study in partnership with the University of Connecticut which identifies weight loss ripple effect within couples. The study tracked the weight loss progress of 130 couples over six months. The researchers found that when one member of a couple commits to losing weight, the chances were good the other partner would lose some weight too, even if they were not actively participating in a weight...

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How can we assess which particular workplace factors influence employee wellbeing?

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Blog, Public Health | 0 comments

[Extract from today’s blog] …  While research continues into the many factors that influence wellbeing in the workplace, we do know enough to have developed a simple model that several organisations, including BT, have adopted. This evidence-based model identifies five main drivers of wellbeing in the workplace, in order of importance: Health, Relationships (both drivers ranked of equal importance) Security, Environment (both...

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