Author Archives: 2020health Guest Blogger

British Heart Foundation and 2020health on the same page

2020health welcomes the latest report published by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) ‘The 21st Century Gingerbread House’. What particularly resonated with us where the two calls to action: • To protect children the UK Government should introduce consistent regulations across … Continue reading

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Breakfast – the best way to start the day

With Breakfast Week taking place between 25th – 31st January 2015, award winning dietician and nutritionist Azmina Govindji explains the benefits of eating a healthy, balanced breakfast and advises on the best breakfasts to suit different lifestyles and needs. Azmina on … Continue reading

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Pound for pound: the economic case for weight loss

Guest Blog by Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health Name calling is not pleasant but sometimes behind the hurt and the pain there is a degree of truth. In 2013 the World Health Organization (WHO) called Britain the ‘Fat man … Continue reading

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Lifting the scales from our eyes

Guest Blog by Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health Whatever types of interventions are introduced to address the obesity challenge, ultimately it is only the individual who can take the necessary steps to eat healthily, keep to a healthy weight … Continue reading

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Weighing up carrots and sticks

Guest Blog by Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health Overeating and poor diet. Lack of health literacy. Not enough time for exercise and a rise in sedentary lifestyles. These are just some of the reasons often cited for the rise … Continue reading

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Obesity – Victims of our own success?

By Matt James, Senior Researcher at 2020health In the previous blog post we saw how human biology, our new lifestyles and the modern food supply has helped to contribute to the rise in obesity. Addressing the complex interplay of evolutionary, … Continue reading

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ICE AND A SLICE OF SYMPOSIUM TOO

Guest Blog by Sally Light – Chief Executive of the Motor Neurone Disease Association This month I celebrated my second anniversary of joining the Association as chief executive. The last year especially has been incredible, not least because of the … Continue reading

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