What are the Benefits to Older Adults of Exceeding the WHO Recommended Exercise Levels?

New research has shown that older adults who exercised above current recommended levels were twice as likely to avoid health conditions, such as heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and be in optimal physical and mental shape. New research has shown that older adults who exercise above current recommended levels have a reduced risk of… Read More

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The UKs Defence People Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy

The health (physical and mental) and wider well-being of Service personnel people contributes directly to operational capability and, as such, is a high priority. The Chief of Defence People seeks to create the conditions for Service personnel to enjoy a level of health and well-being that maximises the capacity of people for work and this applies… Read More

The Motivation to Benefit from Exercise

There is no doubt about the benefits of exercise. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases and conditions. Despite the wealth of information about the benefits of exercise, sedentary adults often find it hard to  change their behaviour in a sustainable manner. The… Read More

Work-related Physical Activity: Boon & Bane!

Research Paper Title Physical Activity as Cause and Cure of Muscular Pain: Evidence of Underlying Mechanisms. Abstract Work-related physical activity (PA), in terms of peak loads and sustained and/or repetitive contractions, presents risk factors for the development of muscular pain and disorders. However, PA as a training tailored to the employee’s work exposure, health, and… Read More

What are the Biomechanical & Lifestyle Risk Factors for Medial Tibia Stress Syndrome in British Army Recruits

Research Paper Title Biomechanical and Lifestyle Risk Factors for Medial Tibia Stress Syndrome in Army Recruits: A Prospective Study. Background Medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS) is a common injury in active populations and has been suggested to be a result of both biomechanical and lifestyle factors. The main aim of this study was to determine… Read More

Determinants of Non- response in the EPIC-PANACEA Study

Research Paper Title   Determinants of Non- response to a Second Assessment of Lifestyle Factors and Body Weight in the EPIC-PANACEA Study.   Background   This paper discusses whether baseline demographic, socio-economic, health variables, length of follow-up and method of contacting the participants predict non-response to the invitation for a second assessment of lifestyle factors… Read More