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Helping hand for better health

01 November 2011

Helping hand for better health


Through the organisation of work-related initiatives, OH practitioners can have a key role to play in preventing the wellbeing of the nation from worsening.

It can have escaped the attention of few people that the health of the nation continues to deteriorate.  Not only does the UK still have the highest obesity levels in Europe, with the Department of Health warning that one in four Britions is now so overweight that their health is threatened, but the recent surge in type 2 diabetes, linked to unhealthy lifestyles, means that one in 25 people has this potentially life threatening disease.