Tag Archives: Green Spaces

Building Age-Friendly Cities (Houses of Parliament Library POST Note PN 539)

Summary A recent Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) note on “Creating age friendly cities” considers the challenges involved in making cities more “age-friendly”. It examines how housing, transport and outdoor spaces etc. might be re-designed to promote independence … Continue reading

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More on the Avoidable Costs of Lifestyle Risk Factors (BBC News / PHE / Lancet)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has estimated that health problems associated with unhealthy lifestyle practices – such as poor diet, obesity, physical inactivity, drinking and smoking – cost the NHS in England approximately £11 billion per year. A new approach … Continue reading

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Make Our Garden Grow: A Future Mainstream Component of NHS / Public Health Policy? (BBC News / King’s Fund)

Summary Gardening may be beneficial for obesity reduction (as it involves moderate physical activity), in addition to improving balance and thereby helping to reduce falls in the elderly. It may have a positive impact on mental health, by helping to … Continue reading

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NHS Involvement in Health Housing / Healthy New Towns (BBC News / NHS England / King’s Fund)

Summary Ten new housing developments in England will be designed with an eye to encouraging healthy and independent living, obesity reduction and dementia friendly signage. Full Text Link Reference NHS to help create ‘healthy new towns’. London: BBC Health News, … Continue reading

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Evidence for Local Action on Reducing Health Inequalities (Public Health England / UCL IHE / BBC News)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has released a collection of evidence papers on the social determinants of poor health, to support interventions on the social issues which result in health inequalities. Practical advice, and examples of local interventions shown to … Continue reading

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Gardens Help Trigger Memories in Dementia Patients (Journal of the American Medical Directors Association / Nursing Times / BT Lifestyle)

Summary Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School have found that gardens and green spaces help care home residents with dementia to relax, resulting in reduced agitation. This review of 17 different international research studies indicates that having opportunities … Continue reading

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Significant Role of Physical Activity in Reducing Risk of Dementia (BBC News / PLoS One)

Summary A study spanning 35 years by Cardiff University, following 2,235 men from Caerphilly, has found a strong beneficial impact of life-long exercise in reducing the risk of developing dementia. The research team estimates that unhealthy living has accounted for around 10% of the NHS … Continue reading

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