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Promoting Physical Activity in Health Settings

How active is active?

How to have conversations about physical activity

The fantastic national Moving Medicine website helps shape your physical activity conversations with patients/clients.

There are options and ideas for 1 and 3 minute conversations as well as more in-depth information for conversations with inactive people.

You can also find step by step guides, contra-indications and conversation guidance specific to patients with long term health conditions such as COPD, Cancer, Dementia, Depression, Joint disease, heart disease as well as for older people and those with musculo-skeletal problems.

It can be difficult knowing how to deal with concerns over exercising so there is a helpful page to help with addressing concerns of the patient

Remember when it comes to physical activity anything is better than nothing! And your input really can make a difference; 1 in 4 people say they'd become more active if advised to do so by a doctor or nurse!

How to refer patients for physical activity

How to find suitable local activities

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One You

One You

A Campaign brought to you by Public Health England

Change 4 Life

Change 4 Life

These days, 'modern life' can mean that we're a lot less active. With so many opportunities to watch TV or play computer games, and with so much convenience and fast food available, we don't move about as much, or eat as well as we used to.

Sugar Smart
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Sugar Smart


SUGAR SMART is a campaign run by Sustain. We help local authorities, organisations, workplaces and individuals to reduce the amount of sugar we all consume.

Anyone can pledge to become SUGAR SMART – from councils and schools to restaurants, hospitals and independent companies.

Oxfordshire Mind

Oxfordshire Mind

We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure that anyone with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support.

If you're struggling with your mental health, you're not alone: 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point in our lives.