On Your Feet Britain says sitting for long periods at work is linked to a host of health problems, which are not undone by working out in the gym.
It is calling on people to stand regularly, walk around more and embrace ideas such as standing meetings or standing desks.
Experts described inactivity as “one of the biggest” challenges in health.
Heart disease, type 2 diabetes, cancers and poor mental health have all been linked to sedentary behaviour.
But we knew this already. A comment downstairs from Dave Alton reminded me that I caught this piece on BBC radio today. Despite always being into long walks at the weekend, which is just as well since I’ve never been a gym bunny, 15 years of office life was taking its toll on the once-svelt me. A change of job three years ago has since seen me active and on my feet for most of the week and the difference in my health is tangible. I feel great and fit easily into 28″ strides. It ain’t bad for a 44 year old, and it would have been impossible without being active all the time.
If you have a desk job, even standing up for a few seconds now and then will be good. This simple move fires up the mitochondria, which (as far as I can tell), are the batteries in our cells. Go for a walk at lunchtime, avoid the lift, all that. If I was still in a suit I’d ask my employer for a stand-up desk. (Get some for the meeting room also; you’d be amazed at how it stops the pointless chit-chat.) Slaving away for years is pointless if you end up too ill to enjoy what you earn.
I would imagine that being diagnosed with cancer is one of those moments where your life can be thrown into chaos and all kinds of fears come to the surface. As I mentioned here a little time ago, my brother in law is dying with brain tumour so this topic is one that concerns me. I read this with concern…
Cancer waiting times are being missed in Northern Ireland with the number of urgently referred patients starting vital treatment within a 62-day target dropping by 7% in 12 months, new figures have revealed.
The government targets state that 95% of patients ‘red flagged’ as an urgent case by a GP with suspected cancer should not wait any longer than two months for treatment. But new figures published by the Department of Health show that in December 2013 the target was met in only 81.7% of cases. And 12 months later this slipped by a further 7% to just 74.7% of cases, leading to the Health Minister to describe it as a “serious concern”
So 25% of people with suspected cancer are having to wait MORE than two months just to see a cancer specialist!!!!
That could be the difference between life and death.
What an indictment on the envy of the world and in particular how it is managed locally.
Sensational footage has emerged showing the father of one of the three schoolgirl ‘jihadi brides’ at the head of an Islamist rally led by hate preacher Anjem Choudary and attended by Michael Adebowale, the killer of soldier Lee Rigby. The video shows Abase Hussen marching at the front of the demonstrators, behind a banner reading: ‘The followers of Mohammed will conquer America’. He was filmed chanting ‘Allahu Akbar’ amid dozens of protesters and standing just yards away as the American flag is burned.
Like father, like daughter? It’s remarkable how the facts concerning this “moderate” Muslism rather expose their claims.
One of the things that has stopped a Nuclear Arms Race in the Middle East is even though it has been suspected and assumed to be true that Israel had Nuclear Weapons the Israeli’s never admitted they did.
That fact actually worked to help prevent other nations from making the case to openly pursue a Nuclear Weapons Program. It is actually a subterfuge that benefited all sides. Despite the hate of Israel and the continual attacks against it. None of the Arab States felt threatened by an Israeli bomb. Instead they were more worried if another Arab Nation had the Bomb which they viewed as a real threat.
Watching the ME burn as it is today while Sunni and Shia kill each other to see who will lead the fight to kill the rest of us you can see why they as a group preferred never to go down that path.
Then comes President Obama, his hate for Israel and his desperation for a legacy. Last Monday Obama had the Secret Files on the Israeli Nuclear program declassified. Betraying an Ally.
He did so because his “Deal” with Iran guarantees them the development of a Nuclear Bomb. By releasing this information he has provided Iran the groundwork for defending their development of a Bomb.
This move by the Obama Regime puts all the Middle Eastern Nations into an Open Arms Race, and one step closer to an Israeli War.
Building blocks are being put in place that are long over due. The House Committee on Homeland Security, held the first of a series of hearings on the threat of radical Islamism. It is the first piece of the next step.
No steps in dealing with the problem can be implemented until this President is gone from office, however a thorough evaluation of reality can start to take place now.
Sun Tzu, in The Art of War, written 500 years before Christ, warned that “all warfare is based on deception.” We are currently in a period where our enemies are deceiving us and our elites are actively deceiving themselves — and us. The deception and dishonesty of our elites is not accidental or uninformed. It is deliberate and willful. The flow of foreign money and foreign influence is a significant part of that pattern of deception. We must clearly define our enemies before we can begin to develop strategies to defeat them. We have lost 35 years since this war began. We are weaker and our enemies are stronger. Congress has a duty to pursue the truth and to think through the strategies needed and the structures which will be needed to implement those strategies.
Not enough is being done to prevent people leaving the UK to join Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a group of MPs has warned. Keith Vaz, chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, said Britain must win their “hearts and minds”. (Hahahaha)
The committee’s report comes as the BBC launches a database tracking British jihadists in Syria and Iraq. It shows that many people left in clusters from certain UK areas – often due to friendships and peer groups. The MPs’ report argued that preventative work with communities, families and international partners was “vital” and needs to be a top priority for the Home Office.
I think the Government should indeed be doing much more – to ENCOURAGE wannabe Jihadi to leave the UK. Let’s get the enemy within OUT! Once they leave we should ensure they never come back.
A prominent Jewish figure has compared anti-Semitism in Europe to what it was like in the 1930s, saying that European Jews are living in “fear” once again. World Jewish Congress (WJC) president Ronald Lauder urged the United States to beware of a surge of anti-Semitism on the continent at congressional committee in Washington on Tuesday, the AFP news agency reported. He said that events such as the recent attacks in France and Copenhagen highlighted a new and growing threat driven by radical Islam sweeping across Europe.
Correct. Europe has imported MILLIONS of muslims and they seem to have a great dislike of Jewish people for reasons unknown….
It’s hard to recall that only a few short months ago, Obama was hailing Yemen as a template of his successful strategy to counter terrorism abroad… and now..
Saudi Arabia has launched air strikes in Yemen against Shia Houthi rebels, the Saudi ambassador in the US has said. Adel al-Jubeir said Saudi Arabia acted to “defend the legitimate government” of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi. Supporters of President Hadi say that they recaptured Aden airport on Thursday after heavy fighting with forces allied to Houthi fighters. The Iran-backed rebels have made rapid gains in recent months. They have forced Mr Hadi to flee the capital Sanaa.
So, the great Sunni vs Shia civil war at the heart of Islam continues. It’s hard to say which evil regime will win but the one thing that is clear that Obama’s policy lies in shreds.
We need to scrap in work tax benefits as they limit productivity and discriminate against full time workers.
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