Health crisis for middle-aged Britons

  • January 4th, 2017
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Eight in ten middle-aged adults are either not exercising enough, drinking excessively or weigh too much according to Public Health England (PHE). Officials say those between 40 and 60 years old are neglecting their health due to being too busy worrying about their children, ageing parents or work. Figures from the Health Survey for England […]

NHS introduces diabetes prevention programme

  • October 18th, 2016
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Up to 20,000 patients will be referred to the Diabetes Prevention Programme by the end of 2016/17, NHS England have confirmed. By 2020, NHS England says 100,000 places will be available on the programme each year. There are around four million people in the UK with diabetes, with 90% of cases estimated to be type […]

Doctors urged to prescribe exercise to tackle obesity

  • September 8th, 2016
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The Local Government Association has called for doctors in England and Wales to offer overweight patients “green space” prescriptions to get them exercising outdoors. Whether it’s walking, attending fitness classes or participating in activities in parks, doctors should be encouraging them to be more active, in a bid to tackle the nation’s obesity crisis. Spokeswoman […]

Getting fit with Pokémon go

  • August 5th, 2016
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Pokémon Go has become the latest mobile phone craze and following its release in the UK last month, has continued to grab the attention of health experts. The game involves walking outdoors around real-world locations to catch virtual Pokémon, which is a refreshing change for gamers, who are occasionally labelled as indoor types and reluctant […]