This was the headline in the paper recently.
The study looked at 300,000 men and women aged 25 to 70 over a 12 year period to try and find out whether physical exercise made a difference to death rates.
They asked the participants whether they took part in active, moderately active, moderately inactive exercise or whether they were totally inactive.
If the people were moderately active then there was a 16-30% reduction in the risk of early death compared to those that were inactive.
There were flaws in the research such as they only took into account the amount of exercise they did at the start of the study. As you know things can change.
Nevertheless there is more and more evidence suggesting that exercise is one of the most important things for good health. Making time for exercise-even walking every day will give great benefit.
FLU VACCINATION INFORMATION
This year GGHB is running the flu vaccination service.
If you are over 65, then please wait for your letter from the NHS. That will give you the date, time and venue . (Younger patients e.g. 65 year olds are being vaccinatedfirst) It’s also important to point out that the over 65 vaccine is different from the one given to the under 65’s and also different from the one that may be available on a private basis. The under 65’s at risk e.g. asthmatics those with diabetes etc willeither be done at their GP practice or again at a hub.
If you are under 65 and a carer please contact the pharmacy on 0141 633 3868 or firstname.lastname@example.org where you can book in for a vaccine. Unfortunately our private service is at capacity just now and we have a waiting list