Encouraging Physical Activity: 10,000 Steps & Smartphones

Despite the overwhelmingly positive relationship between physical activity and health outcomes, research from the British Heart Foundation (BHF, 2017) shows that around 39% of UK adults are failing to meet Government recommendations for physical activity. This means that a staggering 20 million Britons do not make exercise an important part of their lifestyles. According to… Read More

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9 Quick Tips on Writing a Great Gym Flyer

Flyers and posters can be a great way to reach wide audiences in a short span of time for special challenges or ‘open days’. However, as the traditional letter box flyer approach converts as low as 1-3%, it is important not to waste resources (i.e. time and money). 1. Make It Eye Catching Flyers are… Read More

Your Weight Doesn’t Determine Good Health

You cannot predict someone’s health just by looking at them. Many thin people are not as healthy or as strong as someone heavier. As measured by body mass index (BMI), some people are overweight, despite being extremely active and otherwise healthy. For example, I am 5′ 7”, just under 13 stone, and have a BMI… Read More

National Fitness Day on Wednesday 29 September 2018

Wednesday 29 September 2018 is National Fitness Day. National Fitness Day is a chance to highlight the role physical activity plays across the UK, helping to raise awareness of its importance in helping people lead healthier and active lifestyles. National Fitness Day sees a huge range of activity options enjoyed by participants of all ages,… Read More

Australia: Obesity & Exercise Levels

In Australia one in four children are now considered overweight or obese (Salvaire, 2017). In Western Australia, the state average is 6.1% of children aged two to 17 being classed as obese, with 24.6% of adults being classed as obese. In the area including Secret Harbour (where I live), Baldivis, Singleton, and Golden Bay 61%… Read More