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Exercise is Good for the Heart

Even a single workout could be good for the heart. That’s the conclusion of a fascinating new study in mice that found that 30 minutes on a treadmill affects gene activity within cardiac cells in ways that, over the long haul, could slow the aging of the animals’ hearts. Although the study involved mice, the

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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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Improve Pupil Attainment by Improving Pupil Health

Today we were invited to attend Yorkshire Sport Foundation’s conference on improving pupil attainment by improving pupil health…sounds sense. Activity experts from UK Universities Leeds Beckett and Loughborough were some of the keynote speakers. 2 points which made real impact were… 1: For any learning environment to be effective the brain needs to be stimulated

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Active Improves Concentration in the Classroom

In the summer of 2015 a researcher from Oxford University worked with pupils from Year 5 at Christ the King Primary School in Reading (UK) to investigate the effect of PE and activity on concentration levels in the classroom. There is a well known and established link between playtime and subsequent levels of concentration. Briefly,

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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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Youth Sport Trust Meeting

Today we had a fantastic meeting with The Youth Sport Trust in the Entrepreneurial Spark Business Hub in central Manchester. It is a UK national charity creating solutions that improve health, attendance and academic achievement in primary and secondary schools for young people from 18 months to 18 years. In 2016 The Youth Sport Trust

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Lyrca Not Needed…

The trouble with health warnings – the latest of which comes from the British Heart Foundation, suggesting that 20 million UK adults are risking an early death because of inactivity– is that they seem so abstract. How do you go from knowing you should exercise more, to actually doing it? Especially when you still have

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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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