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Physical Activity Helps Bone Strength

The University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and examined the prospective associations between physical activity, sedentary time, and bone strength during adolescence. High resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography was used at distal tibia and radius in 173 girls and 136 boys. Four annual measurements were conducted at the tibia and radius (785 and 582

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More Than 20 Million Briton’s Physically Inactive

More than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive, according to a report by the British Heart Foundation. The charity warns that inactivity increases the risk of heart disease and costs the NHS around £1.2bn each year. Harriet Mulvaney experienced a heart attack at 44 and decided to make changes to her lifestyle.

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Exercise keeps the mind sharp in over-50s

Physical activity has long been known to reduce the risk of a number of diseases, including type-2 diabetes and some cancers, and it is thought to play a role in warding off the brain’s natural decline as we enter middle age.   Dr Justin Varney, lead for adult health and wellbeing at Public Health England,

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2 More School Trials

Today we dropped off 2 sets of EIGER Junior standing desks in the Leeds area at Thorner Primary School and Queensway Primary School. Both schools are keen to explore both improving activity and results in the classroom. Thorner Primary has been showcased on ITV’s Good Morning Britain with its involvement with The Daily Mile and

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MiniJack Arriving Soon!

Retrofit sit-stand desk solutions are a great success primarily for 2 reasons. Firstly they remove the upheaval of “out with the old and in with the new”. Second, they cost less. We’re adding to our range by the introducing MiniJack.  MiniJack sits on top of your existing desk and allows you to go from sit to

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Yorkshire Sport Foundation Meeting

Today we had a great meeting with The Yorkshire Sport Foundation. Its vision is to create a vibrant, healthy and prosperous Yorkshire through sport and other initiatives. One of its areas of expertise is to support Primary Schools to make best use of the Primary School Sport Premium so they were very interested to talk through how we

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CP Active

Today we met up with CP Active at their HQ in Halifax to discuss how we can help each other around the startling fact that nearly one fifth of premature deaths in the UK are attributable to inactivity. Co-founder Richard Eccles explained to us how they help companies create environments that encourage active lifestyles by

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