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Top 10 tips: Improve health and wellbeing in your workplace

Workplaces with a culture of health and wellbeing are more than a happy place to work.  Decades of research has proven that a healthier workforce is more productive versus a company that does not promote this environment.  In today’s competitive global marketplace, a healthy culture has never been such a relevant strategy.  No matter where … Read moreTop 10 tips: Improve health and wellbeing in your workplace

Major retailer bans branded sugary drinks to tackle obesity

Tesco, the UK’s largest retailer, has revealed plans to stopping selling drinks with added sugar from their stores in the hope that it will cut down on childhood obesity. This means there are some iconic brands such as Capri Sun, Ribena and Rubicon that will be missing from shelves. Tesco’s plans are to replace sugary … Read moreMajor retailer bans branded sugary drinks to tackle obesity

Diabetes amputations hits a record of 135 a week in the UK

Diabetes UK has warned the Government to provide better care for diabetes sufferers as figures show the condition causes more than 135 amputations a week in the UK. Diabetes UK said the rate is increasing due to a huge increase in the number of people developing the condition, which is often linked to being overweight. The charity wants … Read moreDiabetes amputations hits a record of 135 a week in the UK

British Medical Association proposes 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks

Doctors from the British Medical Association (BMA) are calling for a 20 per cent tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, which in turn will then pay for subsidies on fruit and vegetables, in order to combat obesity. A report from the BMA to introduce the sugar tax as a “useful first step” demands regulatory action on a range … Read moreBritish Medical Association proposes 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks

Sheer volume of food is causing obesity epidemic

The obesity epidemic is a phenomenon that most of us are aware and we are fed horrifying predictions through the media.  However, recently published number do paint a shocking picture … 25% of adults are obese in Britain — that is 12 million people — that number in the 1970’s was less than 3%. If the … Read moreSheer volume of food is causing obesity epidemic