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Campaigning for healthier lifestyles

Posted: 9th Mar, 2016 by Dave Lee

Earlier this week, Public Health England launched their new campaign called ‘One You’, aiming to address preventable disease in adults. They state that over 40% of all deaths in England are related to people’s health behaviours and lifestyle choices, to include inactivity, poor diet, smoking, alcohol consumption, poor sleeping habits and stress. They add that […]

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Sugar content in hot drinks

Posted: 19th Feb, 2016 by Dave Lee

As a self-confessed coffee addict, I read the BBC article entitled “’Shocking’ sugar levels in High Street hot drinks, warns charity” (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-35593007 ) with some trepidation. This article highlights the exceptionally high sugar content of many drinks sold in popular High Street cafes. I must admit to being very shocked at the claim that 98% […]

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Our hypokinetic society

Posted: 9th Dec, 2015 by Dave Lee

In our modern world, we have a multiplicity of technological gadgets, gizmos, and labour-saving devices; we no longer have to go outside and hunt for or grow our food (we can get it now without even leaving the house). As a result, many of us now spend a significant amount of our time sitting down […]

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Physical activity guidelines in the UK

Posted: 22nd Nov, 2015 by Dave Lee

Do you know the UK’s national guidelines on the amount and type of physical activity we should all be aiming to achieve? As fitness professionals we should be able to recount these verbatim – they tell us what we should be targeting with our clients and participants, and what advice and support we could possibly […]

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