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Exploring the effects of an exercise programme on women with breast cancer

07 December 2017

Cancer Nursing Practice

Evidence & practice

Aims Regular exercise can help improve physical function and quality of life, and reduce the risk of recurrence, following a breast cancer diagnosis. Despite this,...

Teaching people the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise

10 February 2010

Learning Disability Practice


Funded by NHS Swindon, the Friday Fit Club is a 12-week course which aims to tackle obesity by providing sessions that include physical exercise and education about...

The green shoots of good health

01 July 2010

Mental Health Practice


The British Trust for Conservation Volunteers’ Green Gym initiative helps improve people’s fitness and confidence, and relieves stress through participation in a...

What colour is aggression?

01 December 2003

Mental Health Practice


The NHS Executive (1999) says of acute psychiatric wards: ‘The accommodation should provide for pleasant groupings of bedrooms [and] attractively arranged and...

Exercise: a review

28 February 1996

Nursing Standard

Nursing standard

The Health Education Authority is soon to launch a new campaign entitled ‘Active for Life’ to encourage people to become more active. While such initiatives are...

Playground attraction

28 May 2008

Nursing Standard


One residents’ association has provided a novel way for older people to get some exercise – and have fun while they are doing it.

Open AccessPO26 – Physical activity – young people’s behaviours in Vila Nova de Famalicão

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Physical activity Physical activity in adolescence is of major significance considering body, emotional and behavioural changes. A quantitative, descriptive...

Introducing a physical activity group on an intermediate care ward

01 September 2004

Nursing Older People


Introducing a group for physical activity in an intermediate care in-patient ward was one element in transforming the culture of care in order to enhance...

Healthcare professionals’ knowledge of calories

23 January 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To determine healthcare professionals’ knowledge of the calorie content of foods and the relationship to weight maintenance. Method A cross-sectional...

Physical activity is the key to cardiac health

31 January 2012

Primary Health Care


Exercise is an essential part of cardiac rehabilitation for patients with myocardial infarction. However, most patients and healthcare professionals fail to...