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An estimated 15% of the workforce in Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland is employed in shift work. Shift work entails working hours outside the standard working week, and may involve evening, weekend and rotating shift patterns.It is well known that lifestyle behaviours such as diet, physical...
This Obesity Policy and Action Plan is the result of the Government’s desire to assist its people to achieve better health and in particular to reduce the levels of overweight and obesity. It also acknowledges that the solutions are multiple and that every sector has a role in reducing...
22.9.2016 This Obesity Policy and Action Plan is the result of the Government's desire to assist its people to achieve better health and in particular to reduce the levels of overweight and obesity. It also acknowledges that the solutions are multiple and that every sector has a role in...
This report provides an overview of results from the second wave of the Healthy Ireland Survey, an annual interviewer administered face-to-face survey commissioned by the Department of Health. The survey data plays a number of roles, including supporting the Department in ongoing engagement...
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The Department for Regional Development (DRD) has developed a Draft Bicycle Strategy for Northern Ireland which sets out, over a 25 year period, how DRD plans to make Northern Ireland a cycling community. DRD wants Northern Ireland to be a community which values, nurtures and celebrates cycling in...
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The ten year obesity prevention framework, A Fitter Future for All 2012-2022, was launched in 9th March 2012. It takes a cross-sectoral, cross-departmental approach to preventing and addressing obesity through encouraging and supporting people to eat healthily and participate in physical activity...
The Health Behaviours in School Children (HBSC) survey 2014 shows that overall health levels are good. There are encouraging findings on consumption of fruit and vegetables, teeth cleaning, and a drop in smoking levels and consumption of sweets and soft drinks.  However, many children said they...
There is strong evidence to support the multiple benefits of physical activity to health and wellbeing. It promotes healthy growth and development in children and young people. It contributes to cognitive function. It is important for healthy ageing and helps to maintain quality of life and...

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