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Get Britain Standing; promoting reduction of prolonged standing

Get Britain Standing Get Britain Standing are asking businesses throughout the UK to unite against prolonged office sitting by taking on the challenge to get employees on their feet.  So what is On Your Feet Britain all about and is it too late to get involved? You may not want to sit down whilst reading this. … Read moreGet Britain Standing; promoting reduction of prolonged standing

Could calorie labelling tackle obesity?

Tackle Obesity

At HP Towers this morning, we are pleasantly surprised to see some of the mainstream media outlets run with a story that food packaging should show how much exercise is needed to burn off calories.  The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) called for the introduction of “activity equivalent” calorie labelling in their position paper published back … Read moreCould calorie labelling tackle obesity?

World Health Day and defusing the diabetes time bomb

World Health Day

In a couple of days time, the World Health Organization (WHO) will launch World Health Day, which falls on 7 April, the birthday of the Organization. The theme for World Health Day in 2016 is diabetes which impacts millions of people of globally. Indeed, diabetes affects 350 million people worldwide and staggeringly, that number is likely to more than … Read moreWorld Health Day and defusing the diabetes time bomb