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Updated: Wednesday 13 January 2021

Nuffield Health has launched a free 12-week programme in partnership with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust and The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Updated: Monday 11 January 2021

Back issues are extremely common. Research reveals that 4 in 5 adults (that’s 80%) experience the discomfort and distress of back pain. Despite what you may think, resting won’t help your back recover. Being inactive leads to stiffer joints, and sitting for long periods compresses them further, potentially causing more pain. You need to keep your spine active in order for the joints to stay limber. That’s why exercise is commonly advised as one of the best ways to help prevent and manage most back pain.

Updated: Tuesday 29 December 2021

Feeling lonely is a normal human emotion and sign that we need social interaction, but it can be hard to talk about as it’s perceived to be a weakness. Brendan Street, Head of Emotional Wellbeing, discusses loneliness, mental health and how we can help support ourselves and each other.

Updated: Friday 18 December 2020

Brendan Street, Head of Emotional Wellbeing, explains how creating a mental fitness regime can improve our wellbeing during these colder months.

Updated: Wednesday 16 December 2020

You’ve taken control of your health and wellbeing and joined the gym, so why the worry? Senior Wellbeing Personal Trainer, Graham Morland, tackles first-time gym-goer anxieties head on.

Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020

Is a bad knee getting in the way of the things you love? Mr Peter Gallacher, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Nuffield Health Shrewsbury Hospital, reveals four signs you may need a new one.

Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020

Having a Health MOT is an excellent first step to improving your fitness. Get the most out of your Health MOT by asking the right questions.

Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020

A third of 18-35 year olds (33%) feel too self-conscious to join a gym, according to a new survey, out today, from the UK’s largest independent not-for-profit health and wellbeing organisation, Nuffield Health.

Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020

Going alcohol-free doesn't have to mean drinking endless orange juice or water. Mary Cotter's mocktail recipes will help you toast in style.

Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020

Nuffield Health has joined independent healthcare providers across the country in committing to implement a new medical governance framework that will help ensure all independent sector providers in England are able to further improve the care they are giving to their patients.

Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020

The temperature is dropping and the days are getting shorter. As we head into winter we’re all at a greater risk of catching colds or the flu, but there’s lots you can do to boost your immune system to help avoid the misery.

Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020

Not getting as much exercise as you’d like? Maybe you’re still working from home, or you’ve become a bit less active over lockdown. Dr Ben Kelly, Head of Clinical Research has 5 tips to help you move around more on a daily basis – starting with easiest first.

Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020

The recent announcements about a vaccine for COVID-19 has created a sense of hope for many of us. Brendan Street, Professional Head of Emotional Wellbeing, explains that the ability to hold onto hope will be key to maintaining your wellbeing in the coming months.

Updated: Friday 11 December 2020

A survey conducted by Nuffield Health - the UK’s largest healthcare charity - shows four in five Brits (83%) are concerned about the ongoing negative impact of the pandemic on their mental health, with more than a third reporting increased stress and anxiety (38%) or feeling more low or depressed than usual (31%).

Updated: Thursday 10 December 2020

A new report calls for a change in the medically-focused language society uses to discuss mental health. Created following a panel discussion in October, the report forms part of a campaign to encourage people to think more holistically about their mental health and to break down the barriers preventing people from opening up and accessing support.

Updated: Wednesday 9 December 2020

Our rhubarb crumble is simple to make, and rhubarb provides a good source of fibre and contains vitamin C and calcium.

Updated: Tuesday 8 December 2020

Keith Eyres, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, answers five common questions about knee pain to help you understand what’s wrong and give your knee the right treatment.

Updated: Tuesday 8 December 2020

A dislocated kneecap is a common injury, so it’s good to know what to do if you experience it. Tim Spalding, Specialist Knee Surgeon, explains how to tell if you’ve got a dislocated kneecap, why you might get one, and how to treat it.

Updated: Monday 7 December 2020

With the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine being rolled out this week, Dermatology Lead and GP Dr Unnati Desai tells us everything we need to know about vaccines, including those for COVID-19.

Updated: Monday 7 December 2020

Mental health is much more than the absence of mental illness. In the same way we can improve our physical fitness, there are many things we can do to improve our mental fitness, and build up helpful strategies to help us cope with what life throws at us.