NHS South of England

NICE Behaviour Change guidance published

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NICE have published PH49 Behaviour Change: Individual Approaches.

The guidance aims to help tackle a range of behaviours including alcohol misuse, poor eating patterns, lack of physical activity, unsafe sexual behaviour and smoking. These behaviours are linked to health problems and chronic diseases (such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and cancer). This means interventions that help people change have considerable potential for improving health and wellbeing. This includes helping them to:

  • improve their diet and become more physically active

  • lose weight if they are overweight or obese

  • stop smoking

  • reduce their alcohol intake

  • practice safe sex to prevent unwanted pregnancies and a range of infectious diseases such as HIV and chlamydia.

The guidance can be found at: http://publications.nice.org.uk/behaviour-change-individual-approaches-ph49

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