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The childhood Obesity Strategy

The government’s long delayed Childhood Obesity Strategy was finally published in mid-August – and immediately ran into a barrage of criticism.

Different gender agendas at the gym

Going to the gym is one popular way of exercising. Here we look at whether men and women have different agendas at the gym. 

Health Action Campaign

95% of NHS resources are committed to treating people when they fall ill or have accidents. That leaves just 5% to help prevent people falling ill or having accidents.

How to reduce Obesity

Obesity is a clear and present danger.The challenges it poses need no rehearsing. It is a growing threat to public health, the NHS, government finances and the economy – costing over £45 billion a year according to a recent McKinsey report.

Tackling Obesity 

Over the last 30 years, obesity levels in the UK have more than trebled - putting us at the top of the obesity league in Western Europe. What can we do to tackle this major health problem?

Why do people live longer in Japan?

Why are Japanese people living so long? Can we learn any lessons from them?

Stress and Gender

Do men and women have different reactions to stress, biologically and psychologically? If so, does how does this affect their health and longevity? 

Ageing - Why and How?

We know that ageing is inevitable but why do some people age faster than others? Is it due to our genes or can biological, psychological and social factors affect how quickly we age? 

Illnesses

Heart attacks, cancer and strokes are the three main causes of death in the developed world. As we age our chances of developing dementia, Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses such as osteoarthritis can also increase. What can we do to reduce the risk of age related illness?

Blue Zones 

Are there parts of the world where people seem to live longer than others? If so, why? What can we learn from the people in these areas? 

Where do people live longest in the UK? 

Does your postcode really affect how long you might live? Do we need to move home to live longer? Or can we stay and find ways to improve our longevity?

Fitness

We all know that exercise is supposed to be good for us. But what difference can it really make to our health – or how long we might live? 

Age and Gender

Why do women live longer than men in almost every country? And why is this longevity gap between men and women starting to close? Are modern lifestyles having a negative impact on female life expectancy? 

Secrets of longevity

Where do people live longest – both in the UK and in the rest of the world?

Organic Food - Is it Healthier?

What is organic food? Is it safer or more nutritious than conventionally farmed food? What food safety tips should we be following? 

How much sleep do we really need?

We know that sleep has a range of health benefits. But how much sleep do we actually need - and might too much sleep be bad for us? 

Can we dance our way to health?

Is dance different from other types of exercise? Can it help protect both our physical health and our mental health? What about Zumba? What if we have two left feet?

Ageing skin - What can we do about it?

Does our skin age because of what is going on inside our bodies – or what is going on outside? What can we do to slow this? 

Diet  

We all know that what we eat and drink can have a big impact on our health – not to mention our weight and appearance. 

But what exactly is a ‘good’ diet? How do we know if we’re making smart choices and eating the right things for our bodies?

Keeping Fit - Why bother?

What difference can exercise make to our health? Can it help us even if we’re ill? What types of exercise do we need?

Women and Alcohol

Does alcohol affect women’s bodies differently from men’s? What are the health implications? 

Elder Care

Caring for elderly parents or an elderly partner can often be demanding and even isolating. What help is available online?

How can we get the exercise we need?

We all know that exercise is good for us. How can we act on what we know, to get the exercise we need? 

 

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