Writing for The Conversation Professor Dylan Thompson, Director of Research at the University of Bath and Chief Investigator on the MiPact Study, explains just how complex physical activity is and why multidimensional physical activity profiles are crucial for the accurate evaluation of an individual’s physical activity.
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Activity trackers probably won’t make you healthier and may not help you lose weight, studies suggest. But, before you ditch your activity tracker, read what we have to say – it might make you think twice. A 12-month study, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, randomly assigned 800 full-time workers aged 21 to 65 […]
Physical activity is great for our health. We keep hearing this mantra, the evidence is overwhelming and yet we are in the midst of an inactivity epidemic! A vast number of people are suffering from preventable conditions and, most of the time and in most cases, are being treated with drugs that don’t work well. […]
Pokémon Go has rapidly become a global phenomenon and it’s having a really positive side effect for some users – making them move more, thanks to the need for players to walk around in the real world in the hunt for Pokémon (you’ve #gottacatchemall). Moving is crucial to the game – you need to move a prescribed distance to hatch any […]
Ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the second Lancet Series on physical activity has been launched, providing a stark warning of the staggering human and financial cost of physical inactivity, and the limited progress that’s been made in the 4-years since the London 2012 Olympics. By far the most publicised finding across the 4-paper […]
Huge numbers of people are choosing to use new technologies to track their physical activity in an effort to meet the 150-minutes per week of physical activity at a moderate-to-vigorous intensity the government recommend. But, many are being lead to believe that they vastly exceed these recommendations, when, in fact, they aren’t doing enough activity to […]
Rather unsurprisingly, new research has shown that simply asking people to wear an activity monitor didn’t result in them doing more steps. Without context, data isn’t useful. For the study, 36 physical education students were given a monitor and told it would measure the amount of sunlight they received each day. Later, they were each […]
Unless you’re new to the KiActiv® blog, you’ll already know the numerous health benefits of an active lifestyle and just how many diseases you can be prevented and treated by doing the right activity. But, even we’ve been surprised by the diversity of the diseases we are being asked to work with. We have a […]
Today sees the launch of Public Health England’s One You campaign, the latest attempt to make us all make healthier choices and prevent us going on to develop the lifestyle diseases that are costing the NHS more than £11bn a year to treat. People are asked to take a five minute quiz about key areas […]
This blog was inspired by a British Journal of Sports Medicine blog I read last week. Click here for the link – it’s worth reading. In that blog, Nash Anderson, told of this fantastic statement he’d heard from a patient: “People ask me why I go to the gym all the time. They ask me […]