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  • Created 7 days ago

    Children Who Spend More Than Half An Hour Online Twice As Likely To Pester For Junk Food

    London Sport
    Young children who spent more than half an hour a day online were almost twice as likely to pester their parents for junk food, according to a Cancer Research UK report. And primary school children who spent more than three hours on the web were more than four times more likely to spend their pocket money on chocolate, crisps, sugary drinks and takeaways than their peers who browsed for less than half an hour. These children were also 7...
  • Created 8 days ago

    Excessive Body Fat Around the Middle Linked To Smaller Brain Size

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    Carrying extra body fat around the middle could be linked to brain shrinkage, according to new a study by Loughborough University. Researchers measured BMI, waist-to-hip ratio and overall body fat of 9,652 people with an average age of 55 and surveyed the participants about their health. Of that group, 19% were determined to be obese. The team found that those with higher ratios of obesity and waist-to-hip ratio had the lowest brain vo...
  • Created a month ago

    New Physical Activity Resource For Health Professionals

    London Sport
    Launching at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health Congress (ISPAH), the new digital Moving Medicine tool will help healthcare professionals advise patients on how physical activity can help to manage their conditions, prevent disease and aid recovery. It is produced by the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine (FSEM) in partnership with Public Health England (PHE) and Sport England with support from National Lotte...
  • Created 2 months ago

    Football Boosting Young Girls' Mental Wellbeing and Confidence

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    It has been revealed that girls’ confidence, motivation and life skills have been improved following participation in Game of Our Own - delivered by the Youth Sport Trust in collaboration with The FA. Game of Our Own is focused on introducing more girls to the game by teaching leadership skills, which can then be applied in girls’ own schools to engage their peers. It also supports schools and teachers to have a better understanding of ...
  • Created 2 months ago

    People In Most Deprived Areas Of England Develop Multiple Health Conditions 10 Years Earlier Than Those In Least Deprived

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    People in the most deprived areas in England can expect to have two or more health conditions at 61 years, which is 10 years earlier than people in the least deprived areas, according to research carried out by the Health Foundation. The analysis finds that approximately 14.2 million people have two or more conditions, which represents 24% of all adults living in England. Over half of hospital admissions and outpatient visits and 75% o...
  • Created 2 months ago

    Taking Steps Towards A Happier, Healthier Workforce

    London Sport
    With the average working-age adults sitting for 9.5 hours a day, we are aiming to reverse the trend of inactive workplaces and celebrate employers who are getting their staff moving. Walk at Work Award is a new accreditation which will recognise employers who are promoting walking and physical activity and offer guidance to those who want their workforce to become more active. Active meetings, lunchtime walks, standing desks and promoti...
  • Created 2 months ago

    New Support Launched For Disabled Adults To Improve Health

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    There are potentially around 3.5 million disabled adults at greater risk of poor health due to inactivity, and evidence shows they are twice as likely to be inactive to non-disabled people. To address this, disabled people will be supported by new resources to help them get more active to improve their health. There are 11.5 million disabled people in England and nearly half (42%) of them are inactive per week compared to 21% of those w...
  • Created 2 months ago

    Genetic Link Between Obesity And Depression Uncovered, Say Scientists

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    Being overweight can cause depression, researchers say, with the effects thought to be largely psychological. While previous studies have found that people who are obese are more likely to have depression, it has been unclear whether that is down to depression driving weight changes or the reverse. Now, in the largest study of its kind, experts say having genetic variants linked to a high body mass index (BMI) can lead to depression, wi...
  • Created 2 months ago

    Mental Illness Costs UK £94bn a Year, OECD Report Says

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    Mental ill-health is costing the UK more than £94bn every year, counting treatment, social support costs and the losses to the economy from people who cannot work, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s report shows the whole of Europe is struggling with the burden of mental ill-health, which affects an estimated 84 million people – on...
  • Created 2 months ago

    Carotid Artery Function Is Restored in Subjects With Elevated Cardiovascular Disease Risk After a 12-Week Physical Activity Intervention

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    Sympathetic nervous system activation elicits carotid artery vasodilation in healthy subjects, yet vasoconstriction in those with cardiovascular disease (CVD). Whether carotid artery vasoconstriction can be reversed is currently unknown. Nineteen subjects with increased risk for CVD were referred to a 12-week physical activity intervention, and 12 participants with increased risk for CVD were recruited as a no treatment control group. ...