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Physical Activity Articles


Pedometer does not increase activity levels

6th October 2016

A new study shows regular use of a pedometer does not improve health.

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GPs to receive help and advice on patients' physical activity

27th June 2016

GPs to be offered additional help to improve their patients' physical activity and lifestyle over the next three years.

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Food should give calories and activity to burn them off

7th April 2016

Head of a public health body says food labels should give details of how much activity is required to burn off their calories.

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Unfit teens triple diabetes risk

10th March 2016

Research finds poor physical fitness at a young age can triple risk of diabetes.

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Focus on unhealthy eating to tackle obesity

22nd April 2015

Doctors say public messages about tackling obesity should focus more on unhealthy eating and less on exercise.

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Physical activity cuts heart risk

20th February 2015

A study concludes every minute of exercise carried out by older adults can lower risk of heart attack.

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Exercise guidelines 'unrealistic'

22nd January 2015

Experts say exercise guidelines are unrealistic and that doctors should advise small increases in activity instead.

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Newham physically inactive

12th November 2014

Research reveals more people in the London Olympics borough are physically inactive than anywhere else in England.

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Physical fitness could help ward off depression

8th August 2014

Fitness can help fight depression in girls and boys.

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3m die each year from lack of physical activity

26th February 2014

Figures from the WHO shows physical inactivity kills approximately 3.2m people each year.

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