Sixty five per cent of men are now classed as obese – and only one in three is now a ‘normal’ weight, new figures show.
The statistics, from the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) show a ‘marked increase’ in obesity over the last 20 years, with 58% of women now [...]
There are fears that NHS waiting lists could rise as a growing number of hospitals face increased financial difficulties.
Foundation trusts have told Monitor, their regulator, that they are coming under “increasing pressure” to meet accident and emergency waiting times and referral to treatment targets.
A report published this week by Monitor, based [...]
Too many employees are failing to eat healthily and take exercise, leading to poor productivity and potential increases in absence.
Research published today suggests almost a third of workers find they do not have time for a proper lunch break and instead eat lunch at their desks, while working.
The research, carried out on [...]
Chronic diseases linked to unhealthy lifestyles are costing the UK economy £21.6bn a year in lost productivity, according to research from Healthways, a fitness firm.
A survey of 8,866 people conducted by Gallup found that workers of a “normal weight” without a chronic condition such as obesity, diabetes or cancer, reported taking [...]