THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

The mechanisation of work The inevitable consequence of having machinery take over much of manual work was the reduction of the general level of physical activity in the population. While there was a fairly rapid change over the transition period between the late 18th...
SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR Part 2

SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR Part 2

Sedentary behaviour and cardiovascular disease The more you sit about the higher the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes – independently of the amount of exercise you take when not sitting about. The extent of the damage from sedentary behaviour has...
SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR Part 1

SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR Part 1

What’s that? Sedentary behaviour is any time spent primarily sitting or lying down and which involves expenditure of 1.5 metabolic equivalents (METs) or less. Examples are sitting, watching television, playing video games, and using a computer.  Too much sitting...
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.

HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Now is the accepted time to make your annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving the road to hell with them as usual.   Mark Twain