As of the 24 September 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) became the Ageing Research and Development Division within the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).
This website will remain online but will no longer be updated. To keep up to date with our work please visit the Division of Ageing Research and Development section of the IPH website.
A brisk 20 minute walk each day could be enough to reduce an individual’s risk of early death, according to new research from the University of Cambridge published January in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
"Steps to solving inactivity" presents new findings from the largest national review of physical activity interventions of its kind and puts forward compelling evidence on what is needed to help solve the inactivity epidemic in the UK. It draws on official government data to show that 29 per cent of people in England are classed as physically inactive. This means that more than one in four people fail to achieve 30 minutes of moderate intensity activity per week, even though they can do it in three ten minute bites.
Many studies have told us exercise is good for the brain. But does it depend on the type of exercise? New research suggests not - at least for older people. A study of older people found the brain benefits from many types of physical activities - and you don't have to go to the gym to do them. The team, from the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal, an institution affiliated with the University of Montreal in Canada, reports the findings in the journal AGE. Read more here.
You already know your chronological age, but do you know your fitness age?
A new study of fitness and lifespan suggests that a person’s so-called fitness age – determined primarily by a measure of cardiovascular endurance – is a better predictor of longevity than chronological age. The good news is that unlike your actual age, your fitness age can decrease.
Keeping active for better ageing, a seminar hosted by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), on Thursday 25 September 2014, discussed the benefits for older people and the reasons why older people as a group don’t have higher levels of physical activity.
The keynote speaker was Professor Ken Fox University of Bristol. Find out more about Prof Fox's work here:
Pictured: l-r Dr Roger O'Sullivan, CARDI; Dr Cate Hartigan, HSE; Prof Ken Fox, University of Bristol & Dr Mark Tully, QUB
Any level of activity is better for your health than none, according to health experts at a seminar in Dublin today (Thursday, 25 September 2014).
Keeping active for better ageing, a seminar hosted by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), discussed the benefits for older people and the reasons why older people as a group don’t have higher levels of physical activity.