"What do vegetarians eat in a country where refusing meat is regarded as a sign of madness? A Magazine feature published last week raised this question, and there was a huge response from readers..." Article by BBC News Magazine, January 22nd 2013.
"People watching their weight should pay closer attention to how much alcohol they drink since it is second only to fat in terms of calorie content, say experts..." Article by BBC News, January 2nd 2013.
The healthy weight range is based on a measurement known as the body mass index (BMI). This can be determined if you know your weight and your height, using the tools on this BBC webpage.
It's never too late to change your habits, and by establishing a healthy lifestyle now, you'll continue to reap the rewards in the future. Discover the facts behind nutrition so you can make informed choices, understand how BMI, or body mass index, affects you, or take part in a six-week diet and exercise programme.
Information, support, and positive thinking on obesity, life and health.
The Easy Line collection is designed for the millions of people who want to lose weight and improve their health and physical condition, but don’t want to go to traditional gyms. With these nine separate pieces of equipment, you can take part in a circuit training session that will offer you cardio and strength training and burn those calories! Locations throughout the City; click here to download full information.
Visual aid to food groups and maintaining a balanced diet.
"One of the best known pieces of dietary advice is to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, but where did it originate? Michael Mosley investigates..." Article by BBC News, January 3rd 2013.
"Sales of ready meals have fallen 13% since it emerged that horsemeat and pork have been found in products like beef lasagne and beef ravioli..." Video article by BBC News, February 28th 2013.
Wolverhampton City PCT and Wolverhampton City Council is in support of Change4Life. In order to maintain a healthy weight we need to both eat better and move more. Many families are making changes that will help them live healthier and longer lives. Visit www.nhs.uk/change4lifeor call 0300 123 4567 for more information.
Short article on the personal benefits of caring and generosity.
MyFitnessPal is a diet and fitness community built with one purpose in mind: providing you with the tools and support you need to achieve your weight loss goals. Free membership.
"Overweight or unhealthy people who refuse to attend exercise sessions could have their benefits slashed, in a move proposed by Westminster Council..." Article by BBC News, January 3rd 2013.
"Sausages, ham, bacon and other processed meats appear to increase the risk of dying young, a study of half a million people across Europe suggests..." Article by James Gallagher, BBC News, March 7th 2013.
Briefing on the White Paper published by the Government on November 30th 2010, which introduces a new approach for public heath with mental health identified as an integral and complementary part of the proposed new direction for public health in England.
Department of Health; sign up and pledge to improve public health in England. This is the Public Health Responsibility Deal’s website where you will find all the latest news about the Deal and all you need to know about how to sign up.
News article by Vanessa Barford, BBC News, 30 May 2012. An MPs' report on body image has advocated the use of "weight-neutral language". So should we stop calling people "overweight"?
"Half of the world's food is wasted, a new report says. Consumers typically use the "best-before" or "use-by" dates to decide when to throw food away. But should the "sniff test" be used instead? ..." Article by Vanessa Barford for BBC News Magazine, January 10th 2013.
Recipe search site; simple enter ingredients you have at home.
Provides free personal websites for people whose lives have been affected by serious illness or injury, with the intention of helping people be surrounded by the love and support of family and friends, and have space for reflection when facing a life-changing situation.
Provides information about Wolverhampton City’s population and its health, and about the services provided by the PCT in order to help residents in the city to lead a better and healthier lifestyle. The first Joint Strategic Needs Assessment to be compiled in Wolverhampton has been published. The report identifies local health and wellbeing needs which will be used to help plan future services. The report has been developed jointly by Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust and Wolverhampton City Council and also represents the annual report of Dr Adrian Phillips, the director of public health for the city. You can view the document online, or you can request for a copy to be posted to you.