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 […]

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 […]

NHS turning away patients with eating disorders because their BMI is ‘too high’

  • August 4th, 2016
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An investigation has found that NHS Trusts have been turning away patients with anorexia because they’re not thin enough. BBC Breakfast asked all 62 mental health Trusts in England and Wales if they used BMI to decide who would qualify for outpatient eating disorder services. One third said they did. Most trusts said they were […]