physical activity

 20 minutes of brisk walking a day would have substantial benefits: Cambridge research

Inactivity 'kills more than obesity'

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BBC News

Steps to solving inactivity

24th November 2014, UK Active

"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.

Older brains benefit from all types of exercise

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Medical News Today

What’s Your Fitness Age?

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New York Times
CARDI Involvement

Keeping active for better ageing: Presentations

25th September 2014, CARDI

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: Dr Roger O'Sullivan, CARDI; Dr Cate Hartigan, HSE; Prof Ken Fox, University of Bristol & Dr Mark Tully, QUB

Six seconds of exercise 'can transform health'

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BBC health news
physical activity, ageing and health