August 2012 articles
Listening to the BBC's popular 'Medical Matters' podcast recently, I was impressed by the effectiveness of three simple steps the NHS trialled in Bedfordshire to reduce the numbers of people who don't turn up on time for an appointment at their GP. 6 million missed appointments cost the health service millions of pounds a year, adding up to days of lost GP time, all because of 'do not attends' (DNAs).
It's pretty well known that exercise is good for you. What is also starting to be accepted is that exercise is also very good for your mental health. Walking is particularly good for your brain, there is evidence to show that walking not only helps you think more clearly and makes you feel brighter and more alert, it also helps to protect against Alzheimers disease.
This week's blog comes from Prostate Cancer UK :
I’m sure we’re all aware of the benefits of walking: fresh air, a chance to walk with friends or alone, sustainable travel and a great form of gentle exercise.
But what about the benefits for those with or worried about prostate cancer?