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Active Health Conference: #MoveMore #SitLess
Thu 30 March 2017, 09:00 – 16:30 BST
Our Active Health conference will be taking place in Manchester on the 30th March. The event will be focusing on active health aiding in the recovery of patients, and how GP’s and nurses do not currently stress the reward of simple exercise.
The Active Health Conference boasts many outstanding speakers from across the NHS and public health sectors. Each one has been handpicked based on their experience and professional background to ensure that all delegates benefit from relevant, high-quality presentations. The day will focus on some of the following topics:
- Understand the scale of the public health problem caused by widespread inactivity.
- Identify significant savings for the NHS by encouraging positive lifestyle choices and preventing the onset of long-term health conditions.
- How to influence behavioural change both in theory and in practice.
- Understand how local government and the NHS can work more closely to create a whole system approach to public health.
- The role regular physical activity can play in tackling addiction and improving mental health.
Join us for the Active Health Conference in collaboration with the British Medical Association and Public Health England. Public health experts will provide unique insights into the benefits of regular exercise and how medical professionals can influence lifestyle choices. Learn how to inspire behavioural change, understand how physical activity can improve mental health and benefit from practical and interactive demonstrations.
Adults in the UK have the highest rates of inactivity in Western Europe with the associated long-term health problems now accounting for one in every six deaths. A 2016 study by Public Health England showed that diabetes and heart disease alone cost clinical commissioning groups in England £255 million a year while NHS England has claimed that treating diabetes costs the taxpayer more than the police and fire services combined. One in four patients would be more active if they were advised by their family doctor to take regular exercise and even brief interactions can have a major impact on clinical outcomes. The Start Active, Stay Active guidelines published by the UK’s chief medical officers stresses the importance of children and young people aged between 5 and 18 having at least 60 minutes of exercise every day.