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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,...

Anxiety and physical inactivity: breaking the vicious circle

05 March 2018

Mental Health Practice

Evidence & practice

Background Worldwide levels of anxiety have increased significantly over the past few decades. Persistent or excessive anxiety can cause distress and decrease...

Risk factors for childhood obesity: a data analysis of the Welsh Health Survey

Nursing Children and Young People

evidence & practice

Background Background The prevalence of childhood obesity in Wales is 12%. It has been estimated that obesity will cost the NHS £10 billion a year by 2050...

Effects of a 12-week community exercise programme on older people

31 January 2014

Nursing Older People

Art & Science

Aim To measure the effectiveness of a 12-week exercise intervention in reducing the health risks associated with physical decline in people aged 60 and older. Method...

Promoting healthy ageing: the importance of lifestyle

12 January 2011

Nursing Standard


The UK has a rapidly ageing population with increased healthcare needs. While the population can, on the whole, look forward to longer years of good health, many...

Implementing evidence-based health promotion strategies

17 April 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article describes two modifiable risk factors contributing to chronic disease in Scotland: excessive alcohol consumption and physical inactivity, and discusses...

Eyes on the prize

06 August 2008

Nursing Standard


As the Beijing Olympics begin, there are many ambitious plans to improve public health when the games reach London in 2012.

Promoting healthy lifestyle behaviours and well-being among nursing students

08 February 2017

Nursing Standard


First-year university students often embark on university life with excitement. In addition to experiencing greater freedom, they begin to take responsibility for...