Easier said than done – why we struggle with healthy behaviours and what to do about it

RSA, December 2015

Many of us know what we should be doing to live healthily, yet many of us struggle to actually actively manage our health.  This report sets out some of the reasons why we might find it hard to live in a healthy way, exercising, eating well, getting adequate sleep, and checking for early warning symptoms. The report looks to the field of behavioural science for strategies that people can use to overcome those hurdles and to initiate lifestyle changes.

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Making Every Contact Count – Bulletin

Lancashire Care Library and Information Service

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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Doctors are urged to encourage patients to be more active to reduce chronic ill health

BMJ, 20 February 2015

Doctors in the United Kingdom have been urged to encourage patients to take small amounts of regular exercise and told that they have a leading role to play in reversing the growing contribution of sedentary lifestyles to chronic ill health…

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