Keeping active in later life is very important and walking is a great choice – it’s gentle and low impact, but brings a host of health benefits. This May is Living Streets’ National Walking Month and we’re encouraging people to Try20 – that is, to fit 20 minutes of walking into their day throughout May …
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How are you managing? Do you actually eat 5 portions of fruit and veg day?  Well done if you do – I don’t think there are many of us who actually succeed apart from the odd occasion! 5 portions of dark chocolate a day I can manage, but fruit and veg?! And now the amount …
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NHS England has published a “Call to Action” arguing that major changes are needed to London’s health services: http://www.england.nhs.uk/london/london-2/ldn-call-to-action/ The arguments that major changes are needed include that there is a funding gap because of increased needs for services (for example, because of an ageing population) and changes in technology. Many hospitals, GP surgeries and other …
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The London Assembly will soon be looking into health inequalities in London. What kinds of health inequalities that affect older people in London do you know about? Could be either in NHS care or in adult social care. Inequalities between people in different areas? Inequalities in treatment between older and younger people? It would be …
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Summer has come at last and it is lovely to see the sun instead of all those dull, grey clouds but for many people the heat and humidity is very uncomfortable. We know that people with existing medical conditions such as respiratory and/or cardiovascular disease, diabetes, renal problems to name but a few are at …
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Have you heard of Silverfit?  It is a new charity run by older people to inspire fitness for the over 50’s by providing fun opportunities to get fit while meeting new people. The volunteers and supporters consist of sport enthusiasts and health professionals. What do Silverfit offer? Well there no gyms, no high gym fees and no …
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