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We must exercise extreme caution when linking physical activity participation with welfare payments

03 January 2013

Today's media reports that a London council is considering whether to link exercise on prescription at its leisure centres to welfare payments, as one of a number of recommendations in a report published in conjunction with the Local Government Information Unit.

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Consumer's avoid specialist 'diet' foods and opt for healthier lifestyles

03 January 2013

People are avoiding specialist ‘diet' ranges and are instead focusing on exercise, choosing smaller portions and eating naturally healthy foods.

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'Confusion' over how active we should be

03 January 2013

The current Government guidelines on physical activity are:
• Two and a half hours of moderate activity each week
• One and a quarter hours of vigorous activity.
• Combination of the two

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NHS must step up to obesity challenge

NHS must step up to obesity challenge

02 January 2013

The healthcare system in Britain must adapt to the demands of an increasingly obese nation, concludes a new report from the Royal College of Physicians (RCP).

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New study suggests three minutes of exercise a week can have a huge impact on fitness levels

02 January 2013

Scientists advocate a fitness regime involving 30-second bursts of activity. They claim shorter regimes have same health impact as longer exercise.

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