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Doctors Will See You Standing To Inspire Wellbeing

500 GP’s will adopt standing desks in their practise in a new trial designed to “set an example” of healthy living by delivering standing consultations. The primary aim of the study is to determine if swapping to standing desks can improve GP’s own health however a secondary aim is to inspire their patients to become

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Fact: Physical Education Boosts Learning

At a time where childhood obesity is being given some well overdue attention It has been reported that University College London (UCL) have released details of a study which indicates that students who are physically active during a lesson have improved results in tests than classmates who choose sedentary learning. So star jumps, running on

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Fight The Obesity Crisis With School Wide Change

Jonathan Haslam has produced an article this week asking the question of whether “Can schools be expected to solve the obesity crisis?” Haslam is the Director of the Institute for Effective Education. The IEE is an independent charity promoting the use of evidence in education policy and decision making so it stands to reason that

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Chief Medical Officer Report On Childhood Obesity

The government has been called upon in a report released by the outgoing Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davis to adopt her recommended policy changes designed to directly tackle childhood obesity. The report entitled “Time to Solve Childhood Obesity” asks politicians and policy makers to focus the lasers of their policy making to etch out

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Thursday is World Mental Health Awareness Day

The 10th October is World Mental Health day. Schools and organisations through the UK will be donning yellow and running in-house initiatives to stimulate the conversation about mental health problems amongst young people and workers across the UK. Most of us know by now that Mental health issues should no longer be stigmatised and creating

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Gamers Hit Start on Cancer Research Fundraising

The sedentary lifestyle that has become so commonplace amongst young people is responsible to numerous illnesses such as diabetes and many more obesity related cancers. One group of non-movers these days are video gamers. Many can be so hooked on their games that they sit for extended periods of time without regular breaks to play

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Its European Week of Sport! Wednesdays is National Fitness Day!

This week is European Week of Sport! Punctuated on Wednesdays National Fitness Day @FitnessdayUK This week European Week of Sport reminds us that inactivity is a leading factor in poor health and it’s time to get involved and get active. Organisations such as schools, Gyms, recreation centres and activity events across the country are opening

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To Test or Not To Test? 4 Year Old To Sit Exams

The same week the vast majority of teachers have moved against high stake primary school testing such as SAT’s via a ballot of members at the UK’s largest Education Union another news piece has surfaced indicating that the majority of Head teachers are against mandatory baseline testing of primary school children on entry to primary

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77% Parents Are More Active Than Their Kids

The Decathlon Activity Index 2019 has shown that 77% of Parents are more active than their children. The survey asked parents to compare activity levels with their kids and even when including P.E. lessons a huge 77% of parents said they exercised more than their kids. If the parent’s child is adult then the figure

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Sitting Kills 1 in 10 of Us

A recent study featured in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has linked sitting for extended periods of time to approximately one in ten deaths each year in the UK. Speaking of modern day workplaces the lead author said they “represented a significant proportion of unavoidable daily sitting time for many people”. A recent

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