Posts Tagged 'diet'

High fibre diet may be good alternative to complex weight loss regimen, US study finds

A diet that simply encourages people to eat 30 g or more of fibre a day may be a good alternative to a far more complex weight loss regimen recommended by the American Heart Association (AHA), a US study has shown.

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Super self-help books added to stock

DSCF0870Starting the New Year off in style, the library is pleased to announce the re-stocking of the Wellbeing and Leadership sections.  Lots of super self-help titles now grace the shelves including:

  • Heal your headache
  • The feeling good handbook
  • Say No to Diabetes
  • IBS: free at last
  • The cancers survivor’s companion
  • Freedom from the diet trap
  • Treat your own back

In the Leadership section you will also find books on Employee Engagement which may be helpful to new managers.

  • Leadership plain and simple
  • Managing stress in the workplace
  • The extraordinary leader
  • Employee engagement 2.0
  • Carrots and sticks don’t work
  • Team building

Come in and take a look at the whole range or email us at ecn-tr.stafflibrary.nhs.net to reserve any of those listed above.

Fit 4 Work 10 Week Diet and Nutrition Programme!

Breakfast Cereal 3Congleton and Macclesfield Courses

  • Expert nutrition and life coaching advice plus fitness training
  • 1 hour session each week for 10 weeks
  • £50 for the full 10 weeks
  • First 30 East Cheshire Trust Staff to enrol receive £20 subsidy– so just £30 to pay!

Congleton Programme

  • Starts Thursday 7th February 2013
  • Sessions every Thursday from 17:30 until 18:30

Macclesfield Programme

  • Starts Tuesday 5th March 2013
  • Sessions every Tuesday from 17:30 until 18:30

Crewe Programme

  • Programme to start March 2013 pending amount of interest received

Click here for further details

If you would like to enrol please contact Alison.nuttall@nhs.net no later than 28th January for the Congleton programme and by 14th February for the Macclesfield programme.

Pilates at Congleton War Memorial and MDGH
Please email your expression of interest for the following classes to: bruna@highpeakpilates.co.uk

If enough interest is received classes would commence beginning of February -at £4 per session

Pilates Class – Tuesday Evenings, Congleton War Memorial, 17.30 until 18.30

Pilates Class – Wednesday Evenings, MDGH, 17.30 until 18.30

Pilates Class – Thursday Lunchtime, MDGH, 12.30 until 13.15

New Staff Health Promotion Activity Calendar

Take a look at our new health promotion calendar to find out more about health awareness activities in your workplace from January until April 2013.

View the Staff Health Promotion Calendar

Your Suggestions

The new Employee Wellbeing Strategy is based on the following three staff pledges which reflect East Cheshire Trusts commitment to employee wellbeing.  The Wellbeing Group meet on a monthly to discuss, develop and review actions against the following staff wellbeing pledges

  • Increase Physical Wellbeing at Work
  • Focus on Weight Management & Healthy Lifestyles
  • Increase Mental Health and Wellbeing at Work

If you have any suggestions or ideas which could help with this work or would like to be become a member of the Wellbeing Steering Group, please contact:

Eileen Platt, Wellbeing Group Chair   Eileen.platt@nhs.net

More wellbeing activities for 2013

10 week Diet & Fitness Camp
Programmes starting in Crewe, Congleton and Macclesfield – starts end of January 2013

£50 for 10 Weeks.  1 hour session per week
First 30 staff to enrol will received £20 subsidy from the Trust – just £30 to pay!
£50 of free personal training vouchers at the end of the 10 weeks
To express your interest or receive more information contact Jamie on 07917441487 jamiewtf1@hotmail.co.uk

pilatesPilates at Congleton War Memorial and MDGH   

Please email your expression of interest for either or both of the following classes to bruna@highpeakpilates.co.uk 
If enough interest is received classes would commence beginning of February charged at £4 per session

Pilates Class –  Tuesday Evenings, Congleton War Memorial, 17.30 until 18.30

Pilates Class – Wednesday Evenings, MDGH, 17.30 until 18.30

New Staff Health Promotion Activity Calendar

Take a look at our new health promotion calendar to find out more about health awareness activities in your workplace from January until April 2013.

Staff Health Promotion Calendar Intranet access only

News from NICE

Help with identifying meningitis in children and young people
NICE?s latest quality standard on bacterial meningitis in children and young people can help GPs and other primary care professionals spot early signs and symptoms of the condition.
July 25, 2012
New treatment for blood clots approved by NICE
Patients with blood clots can be now be offered rivaroxaban as an alternative to warfarin for the treatment of blood clots following latest guidance from NICE.
July 25, 2012
First set of local government briefings launch
Tobacco, physical activity and workplace health are the topics covered in NICE?s first set of local government public health briefings.
July 25, 2012
NICE to assess high cost drugs for rare conditions
NICE will take on the role of assessing very high cost drugs for people who suffer with rare conditions, under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
July 20, 2012
Healthy diet and exercise key to reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes
Simple lifestyle changes, such as increased physical activity or eating more healthily, can prevent or delay type 2 diabetes, says NICE.
July 12, 2012

News from The Kings Fund: 14 October

Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN)
Dietary recommendations for energy
Energy requirements for the UK were last considered in 1991 by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy. The Department of Health asked SACN to review these requirements because the evidence base had moved on substantially, and over the same period the levels of overweight and obesity in the UK had risen sharply. SACN have set the new requirements for a level of energy intake required to maintain a healthy body weight. They have provided new recommendations for average dietary energy requirements for infants, children, adolescents and adults.

Change4Life three year social marketing strategy
This document sets out a new three-year marketing strategy (2011?14) for the Change4Life programme. It is published as a companion to Healthy Lives, Healthy People: A call to action on obesity in England and describes how the Change4Life social marketing programme will support the achievement of the new national obesity ambitions, as well as promoting other, broader, lifestyle changes.

British Dietetic Association BDA

The BDA has been updating its Food Fact sheets: a very popular resource on this web site.  Three updated sheets have just been added: Fruit and Veg – how to get five a day, Vegetarian diets – keeping a healthy balance, and Sport.

The BDA has also developed a series of Key Fact information sheets designed to raise the profile of dietitians and highlight their varied roles in different speciality areas.The first three are on the topics of Malnutrition, Obesity and Diabetes.


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