Prevention of Lifestyle Diseases

NHS England CEO Simon Stevens wants the fitness industry to get involved in the prevention of lifestyle diseases.

I for one would love to but we need the GPs to start prescribing exercise and nutrition education to people and referring patients to personal trainers and health coaches.

Lifestyle diseases need to be tackled with behaviour change and education and this takes time. People will not change if the doctors keep giving out pills for ills. People need to take responsibility for their own health not rely on GPs who have little or no education on exercise and nutrition.

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