Transforming health through lifestyle change

Authors: Forde, E.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) inadequate physical activity is one of the leading risk factors for death worldwide. It is estimated that low levels of physical inactivity are responsible for 1 in 6 deaths and a significant risk factor for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, breast and colon cancer. Exercise can also improve mental health and quality of life. In this film, two local people from Dorset share their stories of how they transformed their health through increasing their levels of physical activity. The film also provides information about national guidelines on exercise for health and tips from a local diabetic nurse. Further information on the health benefits of exercise can be found on these links: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/start-active-stay-active-infographics-on-physical-activity https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-matters-getting-every-adult-active-every-day/health-matters-getting-every-adult-active-every-day

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