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Is obesity set to be the 'new normal' for the UK's workforce?

Obesity

Figures released by the Cancer Research UK this week show a huge 45 per cent rise in the number of cases of cancer caused by excess weight in just two decades. On current trends, nearly 3 in 4 adults will be overweight or obese by 2035 – obesity is on course to become “the new normal”! The knock on effect of … Read moreIs obesity set to be the 'new normal' for the UK's workforce?

Health Performance's guide to New Year's resolutions and improving your Health and Wellbeing

Here at Healthy Performance Towers, we always encourage people to make lifestyle changes to help improve their health and wellbeing. The New Year is the perfect opportunity for a fresh start and getting into new habits and yet, so many people fail to achieve what they set out to do. So, we have come up with … Read moreHealth Performance's guide to New Year's resolutions and improving your Health and Wellbeing

Nutrition: Top tips for improving employee health

Choose fruit and veg

Nutrition and healthy eating is probably the biggest subject that we encounter during an employee health screening programme and at Healthy Performance, many of our health assessors could dedicate a whole day to the subject if they had the time. At Healthy Performance Towers, we love our food (he says while eating a Salmon quinoa … Read moreNutrition: Top tips for improving employee health

Decembeard – Grow a beard, raise funds and help beat bowel cancer!

Beating Bowel Cancer is the support and campaigning charity for everyone affected by bowel cancer.  They provide vital practical and emotional help – on the phone, digitally and face to face. They campaign tirelessly to raise awareness of bowel cancer and ensure people get the highest quality care. Decembeard is Beating Bowel Cancer’s annual initiative to … Read moreDecembeard – Grow a beard, raise funds and help beat bowel cancer!

Could three weeks of heartburn be a sign of cancer?

A health campaign by Public Health England is urging people not to ignore heartburn, as it could be a sign of stomach or oesophageal cancer. A campaign has been launched by Public Health England (PHE) in conjunction with Cancer Research UK as part of its National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative, entitled ‘Be Clear on Cancer’. … Read moreCould three weeks of heartburn be a sign of cancer?

Sweeteners could be behind the rise of diabetes and obesity

A study has suggested that sugar-free sweeteners could increase glucose intolerance and diabetes risk by affecting bacteria in the gut. It is claimed that far from improving the metabolism and helping people to slim, widespread use of artificial sweeteners may be fuelling the obesity and diabetes epidemic. Tests in mice showed that sweeteners altered the … Read moreSweeteners could be behind the rise of diabetes and obesity

Action urgently needed to curb sugar intake

Two groups of experts from the World Health Organization and UK government advisers in England have have come out in favour of a reduction in sugar consumption. They have stated that the target to reduce sugar consumption should be much more ambitious than its current levels.  The new advice is that it should account for … Read moreAction urgently needed to curb sugar intake

Lung cancer screening in the UK should be introduced calls leading expert

Prof John Field of Liverpool University, a leading cancer expert, has stated that  planning should start now for nationwide screening of older smokers by the end of 2016.  Delays to a lung cancer screening programme in the UK could cost thousands of lives, he has warned. The evidence that has arisen from studies from US data … Read moreLung cancer screening in the UK should be introduced calls leading expert

Find out why 1 in 4 of your employees may not be performing fully!

New data from Healthy Performance Ltd, Employee Health and Wellbeing Specialists, has highlighted a basic, but very key performance issue, that could be impacting on employees from across the UK – the good news is that this could be resolved relatively simply by raising awareness. From April 2013 through to the end of March 2014, … Read moreFind out why 1 in 4 of your employees may not be performing fully!