A healthy weight initiative for nurses, by nurses

Sarah Clarke
05 May 2017

A healthy weight initiative for nurses, by nurses

WIN. aims to explore whether nurses can be helped to maintain a healthy weight. Healthcare professionals, particularly nurses, are often hailed as ideally placed to tackle the global pandemic of obesity through frontline contact with patients.
Sarah Clarke
02 May 2017

Overcoming the challenges facing “healthy lives” interventions

Chronic, non-communicable diseases pose a huge challenge for England’s National Health Service. But the NHS itself is overwhelmingly concerned with sickness rather than health. Instead, the levers of change in our everyday lives – the environment, organisations and individuals that shape our decisions on health – lie largely outside the medical world.
Sarah Clarke
09 Apr 2017

Walking: the gateway to physical activity

In an ideal world, the easiest choice would be the healthiest choice but, over recent decades, physical activity rates have been declining due to modern forms of transport and changing habits. Walking is the most convenient, free and most broadly accessible forms of physical activity for people of all ages, but still many of us aren’t aware of the benefits regular walking holds.
Sarah Clarke
07 Apr 2017

NCDs: Getting the message right

Are NCD’s receiving the attention they deserve, or are other political issues that might appear to be more urgent obscuring their importance?
Ina Andersson
30 Mar 2017

Investigating health with communities

February in the UK is not exactly known for its warm weather. This particular day in February is no exception from the rule, but still a small group of local people have gathered at a community centre ready to brave the cold.
Sarah Clarke
24 Mar 2017

Salt: the forgotten killer

When thinking of making healthy dietary changes, cutting out sugar, carbohydrates and red meat promptly springs to mind – but what about salt?
Sarah Clarke
06 Mar 2017

Healthy Island? A look at the Isle of Dogs

We were commissioned to support a local charity to better understand the public health challenges facing people living on the Isle of Dogs. The charity trustees don’t live on the island, so how to bring the island to them?
Sarah Clarke
01 Mar 2017

Making health everyone’s business

Not even a power cut affecting half of Canterbury, including our venue, could dampen the energy of the attendees at last week’s Wellbeing Symposium.