Physical Activity

International Nurses' Day - Taking Action on Obesity: The Contribution of Health Care Professionals by Viv Bennett

“...there is no magic bullet. It is going to take continued effort from all of us in Government, local communities, industry and individuals. Each and every one of us has to play our part if we want to be the …

International Nurses' Day - Taking Action on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD): The Contribution of Health and Care Professionals by Jamie Waterall

‘We have a crisis of preventable illness that threatens to break the NHS. We have a responsibility to get better at prevention. If the NHS Health Check is picking these conditions up, then that can only be a good thing.’ …

Breakfast and Activity – Can Children be Encouraged to Enjoy Both? - Maggie Clarke, Carolyn Foreman & Georgia Barrett

School Nurses play an important role in promoting healthy lifestyles and are well placed to influence and support positive behaviour change but we know as a small workforce for any enduring improvement a collaborative partnership approach has sustainability. We work …

The Role of All Allied Health Professionals in Supporting Physical Activity - Anna Lowe

Physical inactivity is a major threat to health.   It contributes significantly to many common cancers, diabetes, coronary heart disease and many more health conditions.  These conditions can substantially reduce people’s quality of life through worry, pain and disability.  Becoming more …

Pharmacy Teams Supporting People to Increase their Physical Activity - Gul Root

Physical activity is important for all of us, at every age and every ability. It has the potential to save lives and reduce the burden of disease, but it can also be fun, efficient and social, and a great way …

The Work of a Nurse Physical Activity Clinical Champion - Sue Foster

Nurse Physical Activity Clinical Champions are a key component of PHE’s Moving Professionals work programme, and are partially funded through a grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing.   Everybody Active Every Day, the national framework for physical activity, includes …

Health and Care Professionals supporting the new 'One You' Physical Activity campaign - Viv Bennett

Physical activity is good for health and wellbeing and health and care professionals can make a real difference to encouraging and supporting people to be active. Today sees the launch of the latest stage of the One You campaign with a focus …

#WeActiveChallenge - Leading by Example: Reducing Health Inequalities - Pauline Watts

As we focus this month on the importance of being active and being involved and their importance on both our physical and mental health, let us just pause for a moment and think of the most vulnerable people in the …