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Why leisure industry professions are crucial in promoting active lifestyles

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How much difference can sport and leisure professionals make to our publics’ health?  The answer is a great deal. The evidence base that physical activity is good for your health grows every week. Recent papers have highlighted the role it can …

The ordinary person: measuring height and weight in adults

“To tall men I’m a midget and to short men I’m a giant; to the skinny ones I’m a fat man and to the fat ones I’m a thin man….. In fact I’m quite ordinary.” So says the Ordinary Man …

Tackling the epidemic of non-communicable diseases

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Health and wellbeing boards up and down the country are leading local efforts to reduce premature mortality, helping people and communities move towards better health and reducing demand on hard-pressed local authority and health resources. Tackling the epidemic of chronic …