Physical Activity

World Stroke Day

Stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death.  Research shows that globally 1 in 4 adults over the age of 25 will have a stroke in their lifetime. World Stroke Day is an annual global event held on 29th October that focuses on highlighting[…]

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World Heart Day

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death on the planet.  World Heart Day is a global campaign during which individuals, families, communities, and governments around the world participate in activities to take charge of their heart health and that of others. This day serves as the perfect platform for[…]

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Blood Pressure Awareness Week: 7th – 13th September 2020

This campaign focuses on blood pressure testing and awareness, encouraging adults to know their blood pressure numbers and take the necessary action to reach and maintain a healthy blood pressure.  Know your numbers! #KYN2020 High blood pressure, or hypertension, rarely has noticeable symptoms. But if untreated, it increases your risk of[…]

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Obesity and COVID-19

New PHE report confirms that excess weight can increase risk of serious illness and death from COVID-19 A new report from Public Health England highlights that people with COVID-19 who are living with overweight or obesity, are at notably increased risk of serious COVID-19 complications and death.The report also emphasises[…]

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World Diabetes Day, November 14th 2019

World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the World Health Organization(WHO) in response to growing concerns about the growing health threat posed by diabetes. This day is marked every year on 14 November, the birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, who co-discovered insulin[…]

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World Heart Day, 29th September 2019

Looking after your heart will make you feel physically healthier and able to enjoy your life to the fullest. To do so means to eat well, exercise regularly, reduce your intake of alcohol and stop smoking (also avoiding exposure to second hand smoke) and avoiding stress. According to the World[…]

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Men’s Health Week 10th-16th June 2019

Issues affecting men’s health are varied and many health professionals and health activists mark Men’s Health Week with awareness campaigns to highlight health concerns such as diabetes, osteoporosis, family health, workplace accidents, and the higher likelihood of men being victims to homicide or suicide. International Men’s Health Week is celebrated in[…]

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Mind Kind, 1st June 2019

The #MindKind event was fantastic! More than 100 children attend on the day, having the opportunity to discuss the various elements that go into helping maintain mental well-being with several professionals from many different within Gibraltar. Social Services, Autism Support, Youth Services, GHA, Supernatural, Childline, PACs and teachers from St[…]

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Mindful Eating at Christmas

Winter is a time for celebration and certainly indulging in a variety of  food and drink . High fat nibbles and party food can be tempting, easy to pick at and often make up the equivalent of a full meal in calories (for example sausage rolls, cheesy bites, or cold[…]

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CHAMP about town! – Winter Review 2018

CHAMP (Children, Healthy and Active! Multi-agency Programme) launched its winter phase of planned events on Saturday 8th December at Casemates Square. The programme led by local professionals from across Health, Social Care, Education, Public Health, Sports and Leisure, Youth and Culture, along with local businesses and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) aims to[…]

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