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Lifestyle Resource Centre

Lifestyle Resource Centre

The Nursing in Practice Lifestyle Resource Centre collects the latest news, features and clinical articles on obesity, nutrition and travel health for practice and community nurses.

Obesity is a common problem in the UK, which is estimated to affect one in four adults and one in five children aged 10 to 11. Obesity and overweight can lead to a number of serious conditions including type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke.

Primary care nurses are at the frontline of tacking a problem which the government warns could "bankrupt the NHS".

Guy Tucker is the expert blogger for the Nursing in Practice Lifestyle resource centre. He has worked for many years in the community both as a district nurse and as ... more

Latest lifestyle news

17.02.17: How can nurses ensure that children and young people are keeping active?
20.12.16: A “controversial” NHS health check programme has prevented thousands of heart attacks, strokes, and deaths in its first five years, a new study has revealed.
14.12.16: Results from the Health Survey for England for 2015 show a continuous decline in smoking and drinking among children.
24.11.16: England’s chief nurse officer, Jane Cummings, has spoken out to people with newly diagnosed diabetes and raised awareness of difference between Type 1 and 2 diabetes.
14.11.16: NHS England is seeking public consultation on whether a ban on sales should be used to reduce consumption of sugary drinks in hospitals.

Latest lifestyle clinical articles

Friday 17 February 2017
How can nurses ensure that children and young people are keeping active?
Friday 15 May 2015
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) urges the public to mirror it’s EU counterparts and get more exercise as it’s revealed 50% of UK adults never do any vigorous physical activity
Wednesday 22 April 2015
Cutting carbohydrate intake should be the primary strategy for treating diabetes according to experts
Monday 26 January 2015
The NHS is pressurized by self-inflicted conditions claims the Welsh health minister.
Monday 26 January 2015
Thousands of deaths from coronary heart disease were prevented in the UK between 2000 – 2007 according to a mathematical analysis.
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