Health & Fitness in the news – 16/05/2011

Exercise and Industry

1. Government claims stats show Swapathon success – Marketing Week

The Government hit almost 80% of its target to encourage 1 million healthy swaps as part of its Great New Year Swapathon, according to the Department of Health.
Marketing Week

2. Andrew Lansley’s NHS reforms are unworkable, says review chief – The Guardian

Steve Field, the GP appointed to head the NHS listening exercise, warns that key services could be destroyed. The senior doctor called in by David Cameron to review the government’s health reforms has dismissed them as unworkable and “destabilising” in provisional conclusions that could fatally undermine the plans.
The Guardian

3. Department of Health delays business plan release – MSN News

Fresh uncertainty surrounds the coalition’s NHS reforms after the Department of Health’s business plan was delayed. While other Whitehall departments have published updated details of their intentions for the next four years, the DoH will not release any information until a “listening exercise” on the controversial shake-up is complete.
MSN News

Health and Lifestyle

1. Exercise to beat depression – Womens Fitness Magazine

We all know that regular exercise pumps us full of endorphins, making us feel happier, but new research has shown that it can be as effective in treating depression as medication.
Womens Fitness Magasine

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