Monthly Archives: January 2022

Sustainable eating: How can we eat to promote our health and the health of the planet?

What, and indeed, how we eat can have a huge impact on not just our own health and wellbeing, but also the health of the planet and ensuring sustainable food supplies for future generations. When we bear in mind that agriculture is responsible for around 25% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 80% of deforestation, occupies about 40% of the earth’s surface and uses 70% of the whole planet’s freshwater resources we can really appreciate that the foods we eat directly affect the planet’s future in a big way.1 The production of our food is also one of the largest drivers of biodiversity loss, species extinction and the degradation of natural resources, both on land and in marine systems which are heavily overburdened, with 60% of the world’s fish stocks fully fished, and 30% overfished.2

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Last updated on 22nd February 2022 by cytoffice

Walking for health

Walking is one of the safest and most effective forms of exercise to do and regular walking can help to increase energy levels, increasing productivity throughout the day. Building a walk, or several small walks, into your daily routine can encourage good habits and can make significant improvements to your overall health and well-being. The government recommends at least 10,000 steps per day and research has shown that a minimum of just 10 minutes brisk walking a day or 150 minutes a week, can significantly reduce the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.1

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Last updated on 2nd February 2022 by cytoffice