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How to be healthy

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

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How Childhood Trauma Can Cause Adult Obesity

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

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School lunches: Push for healthier foods faces barriers

Saturday, January 9th, 2010

Parents fighting for healthy lunches at school : more here

Want to Boost Your Memory? Try Sleeping on it !

Sunday, December 6th, 2009


Warning on obesity in Northern Ireland

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Most people in Northern Ireland could be obese by 2050 if immediate action is not taken, according to a report.

The problem could spiral to unmanageable levels, the Northern Ireland Assembly’s health committee warned.

Up to 60% of men and half of women could be badly overweight with massive strain on healthcare budgets.


The committee’s report said: ‘Growing levels of obesity will continue to generate enormous costs to society, particularly the health and social care sector in the years ahead.

‘Given this and the potential for significant cost benefits, we believe it is imperative that substantial and sustained resources are provided to implement the new life course strategy.’

Committee chairman Jim Wells said: ‘The committee was shocked at the prevalence of obesity in our society.

‘The health complications that are associated with it affect all of our people, both young and old.’

The committee urged that funding be earmarked and not consumed by other emerging priorities.

It called on the Public Health Agency to make tackling obesity its top priority and bring together all government bodies. The report also said the PHA should maintain a central database of projects.

The report recommended that the NI Department of Health should commission an urgent audit of obesity-related initiatives so examples of good practice can be rolled out more widely.

The report added: ‘We call on the minister (Michael McGimpsey) as a matter of urgency to undertake a comprehensive review of weight management services at all levels for adults and children.’

The paper also highlighted the need to develop a broad strategy to tackle obesity across different population groups.

Mr McGimpsey said obesity was blamed for thousands of lost working days and cost the Northern Ireland economy £500 million per year.

Mr McGimpsey said tackling the issue was a priority for the future and he said he welcomed all advice on combating obesity.

Older teenagers ‘stop exercising’

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

The majority of 19-year-olds in England do not take regular exercise once they have left school, according to figures obtained by the Liberal Democrats.

Only 30% of 19-year-olds participate in at least 30 minutes of sport, of at least moderate intensity, three times a week or more.

And just 20% of sixth formers reach the target of three hours of sport a week.

The number of 16 to 18-year-olds doing sport at least once a month has been in decline over the past four years.

The statistics – provided by Sport England and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport – were obtained by the Liberal Democrats in response to a parliamentary question.

‘Obesity time-bomb’

The figures show 37% of 16-year-olds, 35% of 17-year-olds and 31% of 18-year-olds take part in at least 30 minutes of sport, of at least moderate intensity, at least three times a week.

There has also been a steady decline in the percentage of teenagers participating in at least one active sport a month.

In 2005-06, 83% of 16-year-olds were active once a month, but this fell to 78% in 2008-09.

Liberal Democrat sport spokesman Don Foster said: “Ministers’ claims over successes in school sport mask the fact that large numbers of children still aren’t doing enough exercise.

“Despite the government pumping billions of pounds into school sport, many older children are doing very little exercise and dropping out completely once they leave.

“It’s ludicrous for ministers to be making commitments to raise the time children spend playing sport to five hours a week when some are doing less than half an hour a week.

“With the country threatened by an obesity time-bomb, it is vital that the government gets the basics right before making grand promises.”

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Long hours link to dementia risk

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Working long hours is definitely not good for your health as a recent study shows.

Facebook is new tool in transplant donor appeals

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

Facebook is increasingly popular, especially among teenagers. I’m sure you heard about it !

This article from The Guardian (a British daily paper) deals with the fact that Facebook can also be extremely useful in transplant donor appeals. People who need a life-saving organ can now have a better chance !