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Mother and baby yoga is good for you

An article from the journal Practising Midwife. Abstract as follows: “Mother and baby yoga is becoming more and more popular in the western world, as postpartum mothers discover the benefits of being able to ‘work out’, bond with their baby and relax, all in one session. Postnatal yoga can offer calm and a sense of … Continue reading

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Irregular bed times curb young kids’ brain power

“And may have knock-on effects on health throughout life. [Time for bed: associations with cognitive performance in 7-year old children: a longitudinal population-based study Online First doi 10.1136/jech-2012-202024] Going to bed at different times every night throughout early childhood seems to curb children’s brain power, finds a large, long term study published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community … Continue reading

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North West Obesity Programme

A North West Obesity Task Force has been established by regional Directors of Public Health to collaboratively identify, build evidence and advocate for implementation of population level interventions to reduce obesity. Read more at http://www.gmphnetwork.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/NW-Obesity-Programme.pdf Continue reading

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Change4Life encourages families to make a ‘Smart Restart’ to the new school year

A major new Change4Life campaign that aims to help families introduce healthy changes to their school-time routines is launched by Public Health England. The ‘Smart Restart’ campaign will encourage families to capitalise on the fresh start presented by the new school year as an opportunity to establish healthier habits – such as walking to school, … Continue reading

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Sedentary lifestyles and too much screen time affect children’s wellbeing

Too much time in front of screens – including TV and computer games – combined with a sedentary lifestyle is taking its toll on our children’s wellbeing and increasing their anxiety, according to a new Public Health England briefing paper. The paper, entitled ‘How healthy behaviour supports children’s wellbeing’, identifies a link between children’s screen … Continue reading

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23rd ECOG Congress, Liverpool 2013

Originally posted on Obesity Horizon Scanning:
Source: European Childhood Obesity Group. Follow this link for full text. Date of publication: August, 2013. Publication type: Press release. In a nutshell: Programme and booking details of the 23rd European Childhood Obesity Group Congress which takes place in Liverpool, UK between 13-15 November, 2013. Length of publication: 1…

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Kissing it Better

Website with extremely simple ideas about improving healthcare. “We address key questions such as: How can we constantly exceed a patient’s expectations of their care environment? How can we spread transforming and innovative ideas across the whole healthcare system? How can we harness in this task the contributions of volunteers and the local community? How … Continue reading