ENCOURAGING EXERCISE part 5

ENCOURAGING EXERCISE part 5

Some more approaches to promoting exercise Applying the concept of biological age Our chronological age is a measure of how long we have been on this earth. Our biological age is the age at which our current physical performance is the average. This is largely our...
ENCOURAGING EXERCISE Part 4 – at work

ENCOURAGING EXERCISE Part 4 – at work

Guest Blog – thanks to Becca Clayton of Tonic Wellbeing. This continues our current theme of encouraging physical activity – in this case at work. Many of us spend a considerable percentage of our waking hours at our workplace so it provides an ideal venue...
ENCOURAGING EXERCISE Part 1

ENCOURAGING EXERCISE Part 1

Every study which has been performed confirms that the level of exercise taking in the population is lamentably low. The only question is just how low. When exercise performance is estimated from questionnaires the level does not look too bad. In the 2012 HSE report, 34 percent of men and 24 percent of women aged 16 and over met the government guidelines.

THE SOCIAL & ECONOMIC COSTS OF INACTIVITY Part 2

THE SOCIAL & ECONOMIC COSTS OF INACTIVITY Part 2

While the NHS provides some social care services to those with significant health-related care needs, most publicly funded care in England is organised and paid for by local councils.  Adult social care spending accounts for more than one-third of councils’ overall spending on local services (excluding education). Last year’s social care budget was £22 billion.