Daily life is full of opportunities for becoming more physically active – here are a few of them to consider.
It is difficult to get people to increase their physical activity. Doctors should be prescribing exercise but have little incentive to do so.
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.
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.