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"Growing Up in Scotland: Overweight, obesity and activity

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  1. chdot

    “Anyone know how to link to YouTube without it automatically embedding?”

    Embedding fine, but look for their shortlink if you need one.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  2. gembo

    Good old Len

    Jazz police are paid by J Paul Getty
    Jazzers paid by J Paul Getty too

    Also from I'm Your Man, his best album and one f my faves

    They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom
    For trying to change the system from within
    I'm coming now I'm coming to reward them
    First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin

    And of course

    I said to Hank Williams, How lonely does it get
    Hank Williams hasn't answered yet
    But I hear him coughing all night long
    A hundred floors above me in the Tower of Song


    Well you can stick your little Pins in your voodoo doll
    I'm very sorry baby doesn't look like me at all
    ....they don't let a woman kill you
    Not in the tower of song

    Can't quite recall the kill you line so will listen now

    To me he is Il miglior fabbro

    But to him il miglior fabbro is Hank

    Billy Connolly loved Bert Jansch and there is a great BBC programme where he goes with Bert to visit Sonny Terry, who is Bert's hero. Sonny Terry of the great duo as mentioned in Van Morrison's Cleaning Windows

    Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Muddy Waters sings I'm a rollin stone.

    Sonny and brownie hated each other at the end like Walter Matthau and George burns in Neil Simon's The Sunshine Boys.

    Posted 6 months ago #
  3. chdot

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  5. chdot

    Just a reminder, this thread started with


    Nothing much seems to have changed.

    Posted 5 months ago #
  6. Nelly

    A quarter of 5 year olds?

    And their only soundbites appear to be "stop BOGOF offers on chocolate and fizzy drinks" and "force restaurants to serve smaller portions".

    i.e. same legislation / sledgehammer approach as on alcohol.

    Nothing said about exercise, nothing said about educating the parents (many of whom see fat as the new normal) about healthy food intake for their kids.

    Think I will invest my pension in mobility scooters..........

    Posted 5 months ago #
  7. chdot

    One of the country’s most senior nurses has said patients should say something to health workers if they think they are overweight.

    Chief nursing officer Fiona McQueen was responsible for drawing up policy on how best to tackle the growing problem of obesity in the UK.

    As the same time, she says she was ‘clearly losing my own battle with the bulge’.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  8. crowriver

    If current trends continue, obese children will soon outnumber those who are undernourished

    (Globally, not just UK/West).

    Posted 3 months ago #
  9. chdot

    Public health officials said they were working with industry to make food healthier.

    They also said a sugar reduction programme and the government's sugar tax would help to tackle childhood obesity.

    The researchers, from the University of Birmingham, said families, communities and the food industry probably had more of an influence than school initiatives.

    Posted 3 months ago #
  10. neddie

    Being fat as an adult is linked to 13 different types of cancer, says Cancer Research UK, who did the analysis.

    The list includes breast, bowel and kidney cancer, but only 15% of people in the UK are aware of the link, according to the charity.

    Britain is the most obese nation in Western Europe, with rates rising faster than in any other developed nation.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  11. chdot

    He encouraged me to get active - at 22 and a half stone I was morbidly obese and chronically unfit

    Posted 2 months ago #
  12. chdot

    Glasgow Games had little impact on sport participation, report says

    Of course there’s more to it than ‘sport’, clearly Govs need to think #ActiveTravel!

    Posted 1 month ago #
  13. I were right about that saddle

  14. I were right about that saddle

    Whodathunkit? Volume 346.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  15. neddie

    Individual teachers can decide when to fit the Daily Mile into the school day...

    There's your problem, right there.

    No mention of how to automatically build it into daily life i.e. by walking to school, to/from the shops etc.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  16. Calum

    There's your problem, right there.

    Yup. I almost became a teacher, I did the postgrad course. The Daily Mile was a Thing that year but frankly it was bottom priority. In practice nobody even delivers the full recommended PE time, never mind anything extra. Active travel is the way to go.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  17. sallyhinch

    Yes, active travel in everyday life is the way to go - but we're facing a bit of a health emergency now, and at least the daily mile has the potential to reach every child, not just the ones whose parents have the time/patience/nice neighbourhoods to walk and cycle with their offspring to school.

    Posted 1 week ago #
  18. chdot

    “When I was young, to play outside was really normal. We wouldn’t think about it. Today kids are playing more with their mobile phones or sitting behind their computers. Because of this, more kids are suffering from obesity and the solution should be very simple. We have to teach children how to move more at school. With just a few alterations we could create for Dutch schoolyards more opportunities for children to play outside together. This can only happen if we do it together.”

    Posted 1 week ago #

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