How hypertension (high blood pressure) is diagnosed is to be changed.

Blood Pressure testing

Blood Pressure testing

It seems that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is to change it’s guidelines on how high blood pressure is to be diagnosed. I mention this because I get quite a few people being refered to exercise due to high blood pressure, and it is one of the things included in the physical/fitness assessments (click here for more info) I conduct on people.

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NICE guidelines for managing your weight before/during/after pregnancy.

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) have released weight management guidelines for women before/during/after pregnancy.  You can take a look by clicking here.  I’m the first to admit I am no expert in this department, so if you are, let me know where I’m going wrong.  But the guidelines are 60 pages long, so here are some of the bits that caught my eye, and my personal comments in brackets… 

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