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Asthmatics warned avoiding flu jab is like ‘playing Russian roulette’
Source: Denis Campbell Health policy editor, The Guardian, Wed 17 Oct 2018. Britain’s 5.4 million asthma sufferers are “playing Russian roulette with their life” if they do not have the flu jab before this winter, doctors are warning. Asthmatics need to get immunised because colds and flu are the main trigger for potential fatal flare-ups of the disease, […]
Posted on October 17, 2018
Does your child have asthma or do you know of a parent whose child has asthma?
We are looking for families to act as beta testers for Asthma+me and this will include a training course in Cambridgeshire on weekends to help busy parents balance work and home life.
Posted on July 23, 2018
What are the top health and care innovations of the last 70 years? #NHS70innovations
Activ8rlives’ Active+ rehabilitation programmes for cardiac and cancer patients has been included in one of 70 innovations selected in celebration of 70 years of care and support by the NHS.
Posted on July 3, 2018
Increasing Physical Activity Most Important for Heart Disease Patients
A recent observational study based on data from the Nord-Trøndelag Health Study (HUNT) revealed that people who are physically active live longer than those who are not.
Posted on June 4, 2018
Exercise embedded as part of standard cancer care in Australia (COSA)
Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA Council) outlined three major recommendations for standard cancer care.
Posted on May 9, 2018
Latest Case Studies
SwansFan Clocks up 11 Gold Medals Walking with Activ8rlives
Ron aged 86-years young has been walking with an Activ8rlives BuddyBand activity tracker (accelerometer) since early September 2013. He has recently been awarded his eleventh Gold Medal for walking at least 10,000 steps a day for 1,925 days, which equates to about 80+ minutes of walking for Ron on each of those days. In during […]
Living Life Our Way Blood Pressure Review
Having tried out the Activ8rlives Blood Pressure and Heartrate monitor I found it to be a handy device that is quick and easy to set up and simple to use. It is genuinely useful, and is especially good for adults who need to monitor their blood pressure regularly, perhaps due to a previous health condition.
Maggie Johnson – an activated cardiac patient
"It has made me feel much more secure about my health, I can print out the data and take it to the next doctor’s appointment instead of having to remember how I’ve been feeling, it’s all there in black and white. I am sure that doing this programme will keep us all going for a lot longer.”
Colin getting control of his life back
“I want to be at the centre of my recovery, not being told what to do by a doctor all of the time", Colin said, who is living with incurable cancer.
Northamptonshire County Scouts World-Walk Adventure
In a World’s first for the Scouting movement, groups of Scouts walked in teams of 10 to Nyeri in Kenya – to the grave of Lord Baden-Powell, the founder of the Scout movement – without leaving the County.