UK Politics

Liberal Democratic Party: Lack of exercise ticking time bomb for NHS – Lamb

Press Release   •   Dec 18, 2009 10:19 GMT

“If we fail to redirect resources into preventing ill-health, the NHS will face bankruptcy," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary.

Commenting on today’s Government survey which reveals only one in 20 people take the recommended amount of exercise, Norman Lamb said:

“This data shows there is a ticking time bomb with potentially disastrous consequences both for individuals and for the NHS.

“Lack of exercise leads to increased risk from diabetes, heart disease, strokes and cancer which means misery for so many families.

“If we fail to redirect resources into preventing ill-health, the NHS will face bankruptcy. It is imperative that we change direction.”