JAMA Internal Medicine, January 9, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.8014
This research investigates the associations of physical activity patterns with mortality. It aims to investigate associations between people who perform all their exercise in one or two sessions a week or have other physical activity patterns and the risks for all-cause, cardiovascular disease (CVD), and cancer mortality.
This statistical report from the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) presents a range of information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources. The report is split into four sections covering; overweight and obesity prevalence among adults and children; health outcomes, including health risks, hospital admissions and prescription drugs used for treatment of obesity; physical activity levels among adults and children and diet among adults and children, including trends in purchases, and consumption of food and drink and energy intake.
This cross-sectional observational study aimed to examine the relation between active commuting and obesity in mid-life using objectively measured anthropometric data from UK Biobank.
The study is the first to use UK Biobank data to address the topic of active commuting and obesity and shows robust, independent associations between active commuting and healthier bodyweight and composition. These findings support the case for interventions to promote active travel as a population-level policy response for prevention of obesity in mid-life.
This Library bulletin provides further reading to support the ‘Making Every Contact Count’ programme.
There are links to recent research papers and articles in each of the MECC areas to give you further background information and evidence to consolidate what you have learned in your training, and to give you ideas and confidence for practising MECC in your day-to-day encounters. The section on smoking cessation includes a Cochrane review about interventions to increase adherence to medications for tobacco dependence and what PHE says about e-cigarettes. There are peer-reviewed articles about different diets for weight loss and a study exploring alcohol intake and cancer risk, as well as articles on how to start a MECC conversation.
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WHO estimates indicate that, in Europe, more than one third of adults and two thirds of adolescents are insufficiently active. Worldwide, physical inactivity causes 6–10% of cases of coronary heart disease, diabetes and breast and colon cancer and 9% of premature mortality. The aim of this strategy is to inspire governments and stakeholders to work towards increasing levels of physical activity.