What kind of interventions can help to encourage socioeconomically disadvantaged women to exercise?

This week in the Woodland we’ve been focusing on ways to ramp up the old physical activity in our lives and today is no different. It seemed important to focus a little more on the fairer sex when I read that women are less active than men across the lifespan. We definitely spend a lot [read the full story…]

England sees a drop in unhealthy lifestyle behaviours but a widening gap between different groups

Fewer people are engaging in multiple unhealthy lifestyle behaviours, according to a new report from The King’s Fund, which looked at data from the Health Survey for England from 2003 to 2008. This is the first study of its kind in the English population. They examined the clustering of four key behaviours: smoking, excessive drinking, [read the full story…]

Improving health literacy: a step on the road to better choices about health

People’s ability to read, understand and use information on health and healthcare (health literacy) is a really important factor in the decisions they make in relation to their health, from lifestyle choices to the management of illness. Whilst we don’t know what levels of health literacy are in England, we do know that England has [read the full story…]