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Health Promotion - Healthy Eating, Weight Management and Exercise

Reducing obesity and improving diet | Department of Health

The government is helping people to be more active and to eat healthily, and it’s making sure people get the right support to lose weight.

Source: gov.uk
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Bandolier's Summary of Advice on Healthy Living

This sheet is a quick summary of ten lifestyle tips to help avoid seeing a doctor about heart disease or cancer, based on good quality information.

Source: bandolier.org.uk
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Health Living facts for adults and kids | Take life on, one step at a time
Scottish Government

Source: takelifeon.co.uk
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Change4Life

Getting adults and families to change their lifestyle is a challenge. But they’re much more likely to do it with your help. Change4Life can help you to deliver healthy lifestyle messages in your setting.

Source: nhs.uk
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Healthy eating - Live Well - NHS Choices

5 a day
Lose weight
Vegetarian and vegan diets
Eating disorders

Source: nhs.uk
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The European Food Information Council

Your guide to food safety & quality and health & nutrition for a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle.

The European Food Information Council (EUFIC) is a non-profit organisation which communicates science-based information on nutrition and health, food safety and quality, to help consumers to be better informed when choosing a well-balanced, safe and healthful diet.

Source: eufic.org
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Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition Reports & Position Statements

SACN Dietary Recommendations for Energy report
The Nutritional Wellbeing of the British Population
Report on Folate and Disease Prevention
Advice on fish consumption: benefits & risks

Source: sacn.gov.uk
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British Nutrition Foundation

The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) was established in 1967 and exists to deliver authoritative, evidence-based information on food and nutrition in the context of health and lifestyle. Our core purpose is to make nutrition science accessible to all.

Our core purpose is to make nutrition science accessible to all and we do this through the interpretation and translation of complex scientific information. In doing so, we aim to generate and communicate clear, accurate, accessible information on nutrition, diet and lifestyle, which is relevant to the needs of diverse audiences. Through active engagement with government, schools, industry, health professionals and journalists, we also aim to provide advice to help shape and support policy and so facilitate improvement in the diet and physical activity patterns of the population.

Source: nutrition.org.uk
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The eatwell plate: how to use it in promotional material

The eatwell plate is a policy tool that defines the Government’s recommendations on healthy diets.

Public Health England encourages organisations and individuals to use the eatwell plate to make sure everyone receives consistent messages about the balance of foods in a healthy diet. This publication provides guidance on using the eatwell plate in promotional materials.

Source: gov.uk
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Healthy Eating

This factsheet will provide you with information to help you make positive changes to your diet.

Source: chss.org.uk
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The British Dietetic Association Food Facts

The BDA Food Fact Sheets are written by dietitians to help you learn the best ways to eat and drink to keep your body fit and healthy. These resources are for you to download and print for your own reference.

Healthy Eating and Lifestyle
Medical Conditions
Babies, Children and Pregnancy
Weight Loss, Detoxing and Health Claims
Nutrients in Food

Source: bda.uk.com
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The Caroline Walker Trust - improving public health through good food

CWT produce evidence based reports which provide nutritional and practical guidelines to encourage eating well among specific vulnerable population groups. These reports are put together with a multi-disciplinary working group and make a number of recommendations which we think should be adopted locally and nationally to make a real difference to public health. We also produce some training materials to accompany our reports.

Source: cwt.org.uk
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Nutrition support for adults: oral nutrition support, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition

This guideline covers identifying and caring for adults who are malnourished or at risk of malnutrition in hospital or in their own home or a care home. It offers advice on how oral, enteral tube feeding and parenteral nutrition support should be started, administered and stopped. It aims to support healthcare professionals identify malnourished people and help them to choose the most appropriate form of support.

Source: nice.org.uk
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Managing Adult Malnutrition in the Community

This document is a practical guide to support General Practitioners and healthcare professionals in the community to identify and manage individuals at risk of disease related malnutrition, including the appropriate use of oral nutritional supplements (ONS).

Source: malnutritionpathway.co.uk
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GDA labelling
A tool to help improve the food literacy of consumers

The GDA values were established by a team of academic and industry experts for women, men and for a range of children's ages. GDAs are based on original UK Government set figures.

Source: gdalabel.com
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Patients and Public > Diet and Lifestyle Advice

Follow these links to find information and resources:

Help with Weight Loss - to help support people wanting to lose weight.

Healthy Eating - guidance on a healthy diet for adults or children.

Source: lnds.nhs.uk
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Health Professionals > Dietary Leaflets for a Healthy Lifestyle & Different Conditions/Illnesses

The Leicestershire Nutrition and Dietetic Service produces a range of information leaflets and fact sheets for other health professionals and for the public, giving evidence based up to date nutrition advice.

Eating for Health
Nutrition for Infants and Children
Help with Weight Loss
Nutrition in Illness
Nutritional Screening
Diabetes
Heart Disease
Coeliac Disease
Digestive Disorders
Chronic Kidney Disease
Cancer

Source: lnds.nhs.uk
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Childrens Food Trust

The national charity protecting every child's right to eat better and, so, to do better. Our vision? That all children have the balanced diet, cooking skills and food education they need for good health and to reach their potential.

Source: childrensfoodtrust.org.uk
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Food a fact of life

Food - a fact of life provides a wealth of free resources about healthy eating, cooking, food and farming for children and young people aged 3 to 16 years.

The resources are progressive, stimulate learning and support the curriculum throughout the UK. All resources are designed to ensure that consistent and up-to-date messages are delivered.

Source: foodafactoflife.org.uk
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Healthy Eating - Teenagers - Great Ormond Street Hospital

Welcome to our super-fit section! Here you can find out all about having a balanced diet and how to get moving to feel good.

Source: gosh.nhs.uk
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Eat smart - General Health Advice - Children - Great Ormond Street Hospital

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Healthy Start

Healthy Start is a a UK-wide government scheme to improve the health of low-income pregnant women and families on benefits and tax credits.

Source: healthystart.nhs.uk
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EnjoyHealthyEating.info

This site is aimed at adults aged 18 years and over. It includes nutrition information through the life stages including pregnancy, breastfeeding and if you are a vegetarian. It also contains information for parents on what infants, children and adolescents need to help them grow and reach their full potential.

Source: enjoyhealthyeating.info
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Healthy eating

Vitamins and minerals
If you're confused by all the different vitamins and minerals available, let us help you learn what to take.

Healthy hearts
Dr Sarah Schenker suggests foods to lower your the cholesterol levels in the blood that can increase your risk of heart disease.

Foods to improve immunity
As we age our immune system gets depleted, find out more about immune boosting food to keep your body healthy.

Source: ageuk.org.uk
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Healthy eating and blood pressure

Our new booklet gives you practical information on how to make blood pressure friendly changes to your eating habits and diet to lower your blood pressure. It has been written with help from people who have high blood pressure, and from professionals who are experts in the field.

Source: bloodpressureuk.org
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Glycemic Index

Welcome to the 'home of the glycemic index' - the official website for the glycemic index and international GI database which is based in the Human Nutrition Unit, School of Molecular and Microbial Biosciences, University of Sydney. The website is updated and maintained by the University's GI Group which includes research scientists and dietitians working in the area of glycemic index, health and nutrition including research into diet and weight loss, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and PCOS and headed by Professor Jennie Brand-Miller.

Source: glycemicindex.com
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Recipes - Diabetes UK

Balancing your diet when you are diagnosed with diabetes can be challenging. Although the food choices you make and your eating habits are important in helping you manage your diabetes, you should be able to continue enjoying a wide variety of foods as part of healthy eating. In this section of the site you will find Diabetes UK's database of more than 250 recipes.

Source: diabetes.org.uk
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Carbohydrates
A guide to carbohydrate containing foods for people with diabetes

This information is designed to help you to understand how carbohydrates affect your blood glucose levels. It looks at how to improve your diabetes control and increase the flexibility of your day-to-day management by looking at the carbohydrate content of your diet.

Source: leicestershirediabetes.org.uk
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Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Scientific Impact Paper on Nutrition in Pregnancy

Source: rcog.org.uk
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Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Renal Unit - Diet in renal disease

There is no single renal diet, and advice will vary depending on things such as your weight, blood tests and if appropriate dialysis choice. On these pages we can only give some general ideas and advice.

Source: edren.org
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Eating Well for your Kidneys

Dietary modification plays a fundamental role in helping to control increased levels of blood electrolytes and metabolic waste products that are often seen as renal function declines. Dietary and lifestyle modification may not directly influence disease progression in CKD, but several lifestyle factors have been highlighted as important due to the significant influence they exert over associated factors such as diabetes and hypertension, which are two of the leading causes of CKD, and obesity.

Source: bjpcn-cardiovascular.com
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Healthy Eating for Kidney Patients

Healthy eating should be important in everyone’s life, but sadly not everyone thinks that this is so.

Source: kidneyresearchuk.org
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Renal diets – what’s the solution?
Dieticians from the British Dietetic Association Renal Nutrition Group give their views

Source: britishkidney-pa.co.uk
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Dietary Advice for Stone Formers

Drinking enough fluid is the most important aspect of preventing stone formation and will reduce your risk of stone formation by almost one third.

Source: baus.org.uk
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Diet and liver disease

If you have a liver condition, there are some special considerations you may need to make in your diet to stay nutritionally well and to help to manage your condition. Some of these are specific to certain liver diseases, others relate to how advanced your liver disease is.

In this publication we’ll cover: how your liver is affected by the food you eat; elements of a well-balanced diet suitable for most people; disease specific dietary considerations and special or therapeutic nutritional diets for those with more advanced liver disease.

Source: britishlivertrust.org.uk
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Healthy Living for Strong Bones

Eight page leaflet exploring all aspects of lifestyle and bone health including lists of foods that are rich in calcium and vitamin D

Source: nos.org.uk
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Diet and arthritis

This booklet provides information and answers to your questions about diet and arthritis.

Source: arthritisresearchuk.org
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The Fruit and Vegetable Guide

How to make the most of the fruit and vegetables allowed freely on a low phenylalanine diet

Source: nspku.org
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Packed Meals for a PKU Diet

A guide to preparing packed meals for school lunches and picnics. There are many recipes and ideas for brightening up the PKU diet.

Source: nspku.org
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Vegetarian Society

The Vegetarian Society provides a complete information service for anyone with concerns or questions about vegetarian lifestyles, health and nutrition. Whether you’re looking for information for yourself or for someone else, we can help.

Source: vegsoc.org
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The Vegan Society

The Vegan Society works to help more people become vegan with confidence, encourage more trusted Vegan Society Trademarked products to be available in shops, and take veganism to the mainstream. It provides information and guidance on various aspects of veganism for new and potential vegans, caterers, healthcare professionals, educators and the media. It also co-ordinates a variety of campaigns to raise awareness of the lifestyle.

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Think Vegetables: The definitive source of vegetable information

Use www.thinkvegetables.co.uk to find out about some of the finest growers around. Let us remind you about seasonality, trends, nutritional information and that there’s more than one way to cook a sprout. Plunder our database of free high resolution imagery and recipe ideas, and have a look at our educational resources to give teachers fresh material for the classroom.

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Do I need vitamin supplements?

Vitamins and minerals are essential nutrients that your body needs in small amounts to work properly.

Source: nhs.uk
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Consensus Action on Salt & Health

CASH is a group of specialists concerned with salt and its effects on health. It is successfully working to reach a consensus with the food industry and Government over the harmful effects of a high salt diet, and bring about a reduction in the amount of salt in processed foods as well as salt added to cooking, and the table.

Source: actiononsalt.org.uk
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Salt

Sodium is needed to ensure that our muscles and nerves work properly and it helps us maintain normal blood pressure. However, too much sodium in the diet can increase the risk of high blood pressure which increases the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Source: chss.org.uk
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National Diet and Nutrition Survey: results from Years 1 to 4 (combined) of the rolling programme for 2008 and 2009 to 2011 and 2012

The National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) is designed to assess the diet, nutrient intake and nutritional status of the general population aged 1.5 years and over living in private households in the UK. The NDNS is jointly funded by Public Health England (PHE), an executive agency of the Department of Health, and the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) and carried out by a consortium of three organisations: NatCen Social Research (NatCen), MRC Human Nutrition Research (HNR) and the University College London Medical School (UCL).

Source: gov.uk
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Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A call to action on obesity in England

This document sets out how the new approach to public health will enable effective action on obesity and encourages a wide range of partners to play their part.

Source: gov.uk
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National Obesity Forum - Healthcare Professionals

Resources and training to support healthcare professionals

Source: nationalobesityforum.org.uk
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Public Health England Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence team

The Public Health England Obesity Knowledge and Intelligence team (formerly the National Obesity Observatory) provides a single point of contact for wide-ranging authoritative information on data, evaluation, evidence and research related to weight status and its determinants.

We work closely with a wide range of organisations and provide support to policy makers and practitioners involved in obesity and related issues.

Source: noo.org.uk
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Obesity Learning Centre

The Obesity Learning Centre (OLC) is the nationwide centre for quality assured information for everyone working in obesity. The OLC sets out to strengthen and support local capacity and capabilities to treat overweight in children and adults.

The OLC is maintained by the Research Information Services team at the UK Health Forum and is funded by the Department of Health.

Source: obesitylearningcentre.org.uk
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Obesity: identification, assessment and management

This guideline covers identifying, assessing and managing obesity in children (aged 2 years and over), young people and adults. It aims to improve the use of bariatric surgery and very-low-calorie diets to help people who are obese to reduce their weight.

Source: nice.org.uk
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Obesity prevention

This guideline covers preventing children, young people and adults becoming overweight or obese. It outlines how the NHS, local authorities, early years’ settings, schools and workplaces can increase physical activity levels and make dietary improvements among their target populations.

Source: nice.org.uk
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Obesity: working with local communities

This guideline covers how local communities, with support from local organisations and networks, can help prevent people from becoming overweight or obese or help them lose weight. It aims to support sustainable and community-wide action to achieve this.

Source: nice.org.uk
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Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union Statement on Obesity

Community pharmacists’ contribution to counteracting obesity in the EU

Source: pgeu.eu
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Preventing excess weight gain

This guideline covers behaviours such as diet and physical activity to help children (after weaning), young people and adults maintain a healthy weight or help prevent excess weight gain. The aim is to prevent a range of diseases and conditions including cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes and improve mental wellbeing.

Source: nice.org.uk
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Royal Pharmaceutical Society Guide: Obesity and weight management

The guide aims to provide guidance on weight loss strategies and to present the evidence for the efficacy of orlistat and herbal and food supplements.

Source: rpharms.com
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Weight Wise

The Weightwise website has been developed for, and is managed by, the British Dietetic Association (BDA), the organisation that represents registered dietitians in the UK. The website wsa funded by a project grant from the Department of Health and the content written by registered dietitians.

www.bdaweightwise.com is an independent site, with unbiased, easy-to-follow hints and tips - based on the latest evidence - to help you manage your weight for good. It will help you take a look at your current eating habits and physical activity levels, and offer a practical approach to setting your own goals for lifestyle change.

Source: bdaweightwise.com
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Weight Concern

Weight Concern is a registered charity, set up in 1997 to tackle the rising problem of obesity in the United Kingdom.

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Changing Health Behaviours: Weight Control

These pages aim to provide some helpful tips on how to prevent weight gain and lose weight by eating healthily rather than focusing on a calorie restricted diet.

Source: bandolier.org.uk
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BDA Teens Weight Wise web site

The Teen Weightwise website has been developed, and is managed by, the British Dietetic Association (BDA), the organisation that represents registered dietitians in the UK.

www.teenweightwise.com is an independent site, with unbiased, easy-to-follow hints and tips - based on the latest evidence - to help you manage your weight for good. It will help you take a look at your current eating habits and physical activity levels, and offer a practical approach to setting your own goals for lifestyle change.

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Management of Women with Obesity in Pregnancy

This guideline was produced on behalf of the Centre for Maternal and Child Enquiries and the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

Source: rcog.org.uk
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Calculate your BMI

BMI stands for Body Mass Index. It gives you an idea of whether you’re underweight, overweight or an ideal weight for your height.

Source: bhf.org.uk
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > BMI: preventing ill health and premature death in black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups

This guideline covers the link between body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference and the risk of disease among adults from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups in the UK.

Source: nice.org.uk
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UK physical activity guidelines

These new physical activity guidelines for all four UK home countries cover:

  • early years
  • children and young people
  • adults
  • older adults.

These scientifically informed guidelines will help policy makers and health professionals, as well as individuals themselves to understand how to reduce the risk of ill health associated with inactivity and sedentary behaviours.

Source: gov.uk
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Physical activity and the environment

This guideline covers how to improve the physical environment to encourage and support physical activity. It makes the first ever national, evidence-based recommendations on this topic. The aim is to increase the general population’s physical activity levels.

Source: nice.org.uk
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Physical activity: brief advice for adults in primary care

This guideline covers providing brief advice on physical activity to adults in primary care. It aims to improve health and wellbeing by raising awareness of the importance of physical activity and encouraging people to increase or maintain their activity level.

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Physical activity in the workplace

This guideline covers how to encourage employees to be physically active. The aim is to increase the working population’s physical activity levels.

Source: nice.org.uk
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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance > Physical activity for children and young people

This guideline covers promoting physical activity for children and young people aged under 18 at home, preschool, school and in the community. It includes raising awareness of the benefits of physical activity, listening to what children and young people want, planning and providing spaces and facilities, and helping families build physical activity into their daily lives.

Source: nice.org.uk
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Sport and Exercise Medicine
A Fresh Approach

Illustrating the very real need for greater numbers of Sport and Exercise Medicine specialists, ‘Sport and Exercise Medicine: A Fresh Approach’ outlines how the specialty delivers improved quality of care and productivity. It has been produced as part of a programme to promote Sport and Exercise Medicine in the NHS.

Source: fsem.co.uk
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BHF National Centre

The British Heart Foundation National Centre for Physical Activity and Health (BHFNC) was established in April 2000 with funding from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

We are committed to developing and promoting resources, training, information and guidance that will help professionals encourage people to be more physically active. Our key project areas include:

  • young people
  • older adults
  • primary care
  • research and evaluation.

Our primary aim is to develop, translate and disseminate research and practice-based evidence to expand and improve effective practice of physical activity promotion in the UK.

Source: bhfactive.org.uk
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Health and fitness, exercise - Live Well - NHS Choices

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Starting to Exercise

This page aims to help you become physically active by telling you of the numerous ways in which you will feel the benefits of exercise, by increasing your understanding about exercise, giving you guidance on how to exercise, and to offer tips on how to start exercising and to stay motivated.

Source: bandolier.org.uk
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Get A Life get Active

This site is for those of us who think our family’s lifestyles could be healthier than they are now. It will help you incorporate enough activity into your everyday lives for better health.

Source: getalifegetactive.com
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Just Move

Physical activity is a general term used to describe movement of the body that uses energy. It can be as simple as walking. Some people think about getting active as getting fit and assume that it means vigorous physical activity.

Source: chss.org.uk
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MEND MoveIt!

Welcome to the Move It Challenge, the fun way for us all to feel healthier, happier and more energetic. Made by the folks at MEND, it all starts with a Move It pack at school, but it’s designed to get the whole family up and active. So whether you're a teacher, parent or child – let’s get moving.

This site has everything you need to organise or take the Move It Challenge. It’s packed with downloads, games and healthy living information. So take a few minutes to explore.

Source: mendmoveit.org
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Physical activity

Being physically active is good for your health and wellbeing and it doesn’t need to be a vigorous workout. Try to build up your exercise patterns slowly over time, and look for opportunities to be active in your (and your families) normal routine.

Source: heartuk.org.uk
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Living Streets

Living Streets is the national charity that stands up for pedestrians. We work with you to create safe, attractive, enjoyable streets where it’s great to walk.

Source: livingstreets.org.uk
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Walking with health conditions

If you have problems with your health, walking could help you feel great again! Here's some helpful information for people with certain health conditions:

  • Walking and cancer
  • Walking and heart disease
  • Walking and diabetes
  • Walking and asthma
Source: walkingforhealth.org.uk
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Advice for mothers-to-be and new mothers

This booklet is aimed towards any woman in her childbearing year who wishes to exercise safely.

Source: pogp.csp.org.uk
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Exercising - Kidney Research UK

The current advice is to aim to build up to moderate exercise for 30 minutes three to five times each week. Although you needn’t stop at 30 minutes if you are comfortable.

Source: kidneyresearchuk.org
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Physical activity and exercise advice for patients with an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

The simple answer to this question is yes, but the full answer is influenced by the cause and type of your heart rhythm problems and the type of exercise you perform.

Source: heartrhythmcharity.org.uk
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Physiotherapy & Exercise: Psoriatic Arthritis

This leaflet has been written to help you understand more about the role of physiotherapy and exercise in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis.

Source: papaa.org
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Exercise and Osteoporosis

How exercise can help with bone health, fragile bones and fractures

Source: nos.org.uk
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Keep moving

This booklet provides information and answers to your questions about how to exercise to keep moving if you have arthritis.

Source: arthritisresearchuk.org
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