Tackling Physical Inactivity in Middle Age (BBC News / NHS Choices / PHE)

Summary

Public Health England (PHE) has discovered that people’s activity levels tend to reduce from the age of 40 onwards. Generally, people in the UK are 20% less active now than in the 1960s.

“A PHE survey found that 41% walk less than 10 minutes continuously each month at a brisk pace”.

People between the ages of 40 – 60 years are being urged by the “Everybody active, every day” campaign to do more regular brisk walks, as ten minutes such activity per day is estimated to have a major impact; perhaps reducing the risk of premature death by 15%.

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Triggle, N. (2017). Middle-aged told to walk faster. London: BBC Health News, August 24th 2017.

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6 million adults do not do a monthly brisk 10 minute walk. [Online]: Public Health England, August 24th 2017.

There is also a PHE report summarising findings from a rapid review about the benefits of 10 minutes brisk walking each day, including helping to prevent cancer, heart disease, and poor mental health.

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10-minute walk a day app to tackle ‘inactivity epidemic’. London: NHS Choices Behind the Headlines, August 24th 2016.

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10 minutes brisk walking each day in mid-life for health benefits and towards achieving physical activity recommendations: evidence summary. London: Public Health England (PHE), August 23rd 2017. PHE Publications Gateway No.2017294.

 “Everybody active, every day’ is part of the cross-government ‘Moving More, Living More’ campaign for a more active nation as part of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy”.

Everybody Active, Every Day: a Framework to Embed Physical Activity Into Daily Life

More detailed information follows about the “Everybody active, every day” framework:

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Varney, J. Brannan, M. Aaltonen, [and] G. (2014). Everybody active, every day: an evidence-based approach to physical activity. London: Public Health England (PHE), October 2014. PHE Publications Gateway No.2014432.

More on the evidence:

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Varney, J. Brannan, M. Aaltonen, [and] G. (2014). Everybody active, every day: what works, the evidence. London: Public Health England (PHE), October 2014. PHE Publications Gateway No.2014432.

A summary for MPs / policy-makers:

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Varney, J. Brannan, M. Aaltonen, [and] G. (2014). Everybody active, every day: the case for taking action now, a resource for MPs. London: Public Health England (PHE), October 2014. PHE Publications Gateway No. 2014432.

A review drawing on the work of the ukactive Research Institute and the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine in Sheffield:

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Identifying what works for local physical inactivity interventions. London: Public Health England (PHE), October 2014. PHE Publications Gateway No.2014432.

Possibly of interest:

“Public Health England estimates that 42% of 45- to 64-year-olds have a long-term health condition such as diabetes or heart disease”.

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Silver, K. (2017). ‘A pedometer saved my life’: how I became fit in my 60s. London: BBC Health News, August 27th 2017.

Upselling and Upsizing

The Royal Society for Public Health has warned of the catering and retailing sectors’, and the food industry’s, marketing technique known generally as upselling.

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Triggle, N. (2017). Public ‘tricked’ into buying unhealthy food. London: BBC Health News, September 7th 2017.

Extension of the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme

The estimated 1.7 million people in England at highest risk of developing type 2 diabetes will be prioritised for recruitment onto NHS lifestyle change programmes.

“This approach is a cost-effective way of managing an illness that currently costs the NHS around £8.8 billion a year”. Prof. Mark Baker (NICE).

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Type 2 diabetes plan targets those at high risk. London: BBC Health News, September 15th 2017.

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Type 2 diabetes: prevention in people at high risk (PH38). London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, July 2012 [Updated September 2017].

There is an associated online NICE Pathways version.

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