What is the cost Smoking? As we approach national No Smoking Day on the 11th March – we ask just what is the cost of smoking? The cost of smoking to the UK Government is approximately £12.6 billion a year, made up of £1.4 billion spent on social care for smoking related care needs, £2.5 billion
It’s pancake day! And also time to put away that chocolate spread and ice cream in favour of a nice healthy alternative. Serves 2, makes 4 Equipment: Mixing bowl, fork, whisk, non-stick frying pan, chopping board, knife, teaspoon Ingredients 1 large, ripe banana 2 medium eggs, beaten Pinch of baking powder 1 tsp. vegetable oil
If you’ve tried to quit smoking before but couldn’t find the motivation scientists have just found the ultimate reason. Research in the journal Nature shows that lungs have a “magical” ability to repair some of the damage caused by smoking if you stop smoking completely. It was originally believed that the damage caused by smoking
Feeling romantic but still a little poor after Christmas why not give them the moon and the stars. The night sky has an all-inclusive free pass to all who can go outside and with only a coat required, a walk under the stars is a cheap and healthy alternative to crowded restaurants. Like this idea?
According to a recent study by Fellowes, 81% of UK office workers spend between four and nine hours every day sitting at their desk, equating on average to 67 sedentary days per person per year. According to Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer, we should all be doing 150 minutes of exercise a week.
Everyone loves a special tipple at Christmas, but it can be very easy to over indulge. To avoid that, but still have that something special, why not try these alcohol-free mocktails. Christmas Mocktail Ingredients 4 cups cranberry juice 2 cups pineapple juice 2 cups orange juice Ice Optional Diet lemonade or sparkling water Sugar for
The party season is in full swing, and many of us will have been lucky enough to have received invites to a number of Christmas celebrations. These will invariably involve a lot of eating and a lot of drinking, and with both glass sizes and alcohol measures increasing it can be very easy to over
Physical Activity is defined as “any bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles that requires energy expenditure.” What this means is that anytime that we are not sedentary (lying or sitting down for long periods) our bodies are moving and we are being physically active, which we know is good for us. Most of the benefits
Other physical activity links and information: Walking for Health – www.walkingforhealth.org.uk Parkrun – www.parkrun.org.uk Ramblers association – www.ramblers.org.uk NHS Exercise – https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/exercise/ Active 10 – https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/active10/home Active Devon – https://activedevon.org/ UK Physical Activity Guidelines – https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-physical-activity-guidelines Local activity finder – https://devon.sportsuite.co.uk/activities Travel Devon: Walking and cycling routes across Devon – https://www.traveldevon.info/ Explore Devon: Exploring Devon’s brilliant green spaces, especially for walking and cycling – https://www.exploredevon.info/
Your health is important. But being healthier isn’t just about ‘doing the right thing’ – it’s about making changes to fit your life and make you feel good. One You is a national campaign designed to support everyone make changes to their health and wellbeing with a range of tools, tips and support available online