Tag Archive for 'type-2 diabetes'

National Institute for Health states that walking and cycling should be the norm for short journeys

November 28th, 2012 by National Institute for Health and Clincial Excellence

Walking and cycling should become the norm for short journeys and should be encouraged throughout local communities says the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), in guidance published in the report “Walking and Cycling: local measures to promote walking and cycling as forms of travel or recreation” on 28 November 2012. Local authorities, […]

Walking to school helps children develop a healthy habit

October 1st, 2012 by Living Streets

UK national charity Living Streets said “walking to school can reduce your child’s risk of type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, and numerous other obesity related conditions, as it launched International Walk to School Month on 1 October 2012. One in three children leave primary school overweight or obese putting them at a higher risk […]

Regular walking and cycling fosters good health says NICE

April 30th, 2012 by National Institute for Health and Clincial Excellence

Walking and cycling should be encouraged throughout the community and should become the norm for short journeys, says the UK’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE), in draft guidance published on 24 April 2012 for consultation. Regular physical activity is key to achieving and maintaining good health. It can help to reduce the […]

Maintaining control of Guernsey’s health care costs

July 16th, 2010 by Peter Roffey

With Health & Social  Services Department (HSSD) funding under huge stress some may question whether it’s worth spending money, every five years, on a major survey examining locals’ lifestyles, habits and state of health. Wouldn’t that cash be better spent on front line healthcare? The reality is quite the opposite. The tighter the money, the […]