Stoptober 2015 will once again be challenging smokers to quit for the month of October. Last year over 250,000 smokers across England and Wales stubbed out their cigarettes for the 28-day stop smoking challenge during October 2014. …to read the rest of this article click here »
British Food Fortnight, 19 September – 4 October 2015 is held at the same time as harvest festival and is the biggest annual celebration of British food and drink.
British Food Fortnight offers the opportunity to promote healthy eating for children. The British Food Fortnight website has a Teacher Zone that will help to bring British food alive in school and get pupils excited about the wonderful food we produce in this country. See the website below for links to the downloadable pdfs of “Putting the Ooo back into Food” guides; information on how to find a chef to help run cooking lessons; and ideas for involving parents.
To stay healthy or to improve health, adults aged between 19 – 64 need to do two types of physical activity each week: aerobic and muscle-strengthening activity. …to read the rest of this article click here »
New research has found that skin cancer is not only a common cancer but over a quarter of a middle-aged person’s skin may have made the first steps towards cancer. …to read the rest of this article click here »
A study in Australia that tracked over 200,000 people over the age of 45 – smokers and non-smokers for 4 years – has found that more people die from smoking tobacco than previously thought. …to read the rest of this article click here »
Heart disease, stroke, cancer, lung disease and liver disease are the UK’s 5 big killers. In England alone these diseases account for over 150,000 deaths a year among under-75s. The Department of Health estimates that 30,000 of these are completely avoidable. …to read the rest of this article click here »
The theme of Diabetes Week 2015 is ‘Diabetes and Me’ which aims to raise awareness by sharing the experiences of people living with the condition. …to read the rest of this article click here »
Summer means festivals and there’s a festival for every taste. There are a few simple precautions you need to take to ensure you stay healthy while having fun! …to read the rest of this article click here »
Cancer is a disease of cells. Cells are controlled by genes which instruct them when and how to grow, reproduce and die. If the instructions get muddled, the cells can start reproducing and growing in an uncontrolled way. When this happens, it is called ‘cancer’. …to read the rest of this article click here »