“Physical activity is often described as the most cost-effective drug we have. Its benefits are far-reaching, from prevention of disease to improving self-esteem.” (Selby, 2017)…
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What works well – Prevention?
What works well – Treatment?
What have we got now?
Physical Activity Guidelines
Current National Strategies
Risk factors of inactivity
Bexley Picture – Adults
How are Bexley residents active?
Bexley Picture – Children and Young people (Under 16s)
High Risk Groups in Bexley
Addressing Inactivity – What works
Examples of successful programmes
Identification and Engagement with Inactive People in Bexley
Future Needs Assessment
Service Gaps & Recommendations
Comprehensive Healthy Weight/Obesity Prevention Strategy – Bexley should adopt a system wide approach to obesity prevention, looking at every opportunity to ensure people in Bexley…
The current prevalence of excess weight in Bexley for both adults and children represents a major public health challenge for the borough. Since obese children…
The Great Weight Debate held in Bexley in 2017 suggested that local residents wanted to see changes in the way obesity and in particular childhood…
In addition to the standard NHS medical and pharmaceutical interventions, Bexley currently offers a range of services aimed at preventing and treating obesity within the…
There are six types of treatment available for obesity and excess weight: Lifestyle interventions – such as community weight management programmes Cognitive and behavioural therapies…
In 2016, the World Health Organisation released and comprehensive list of recommendation that could help governments to address the levels of childhood obesity and overweight.…
This section explores Bexley’s excess weight data for adults and children, Bexley data is presented in comparison with the national and regional figures. 1.1. Excess…
A healthy weight is a weight that does not increase the risk of health problems. For most people, body mass index (BMI) can be used…
Bexley has the highest proportion of adults who are either overweight or obese (64.6%) of all the London boroughs. This prevalence of excess weight is…