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Impact of behaviour on health

What is the impact of behaviour on health? The recent Covid 19 situation has highlighted the impact of underlying health problems when people became ill with the virus. 66% of the UK adult population do not reach the recommended levels of activity. 70% don’t eat the recommended 5 a day portions of fruit and veg a day. 26% are obese, 21% smoke and 27% of men and 18% of women drink more than the 14 units of alcohol each week. Sounds pretty depressing doesn’t it? Some people thi

Vitamin D - the "sunshine vitamin". Are you getting enough?

Are you getting enough Vitamin D? It’s also known as the “sunshine vitamin” as it is produced by the body when the skin is exposed to sunlight and once you get a suntan the body stops producing vitamin D. Vitamin D is a fat soluble vitamin that controls calcium absorption, which affects bone development and is essential for blood clotting. Found in mainly animal products, often vegans and vegetarians may need supplements. Vitamin D is essential for healthy bones and teeth, es