The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series By Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng The Tour de France. Lycra. Fending off swooping magpies during the Australian springtime. Cycling is perhaps the most iconic type of physical activity of them all, and as a mode of transport, has been proposed as a potential solution to the global pandemic of […]
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How sure are we that physical activity makes us live longer?
The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series By Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng The health benefits of regular exercise and a physically active lifestyle are indisputable – it plays a key role in improving cardiorespiratory fitness, maintaining physical function, and correcting biological risk factors such as hypertension and high cholesterol. But whether exercise also lengthens the […]
Who’s walking who? – Dogs as catalysts for human physical activity in the population
The Physical Activity and Population Health BJSM Blog Series By Debbie Chia, Lauren Powell, and Sonia Cheng @soniawmcheng Despite the abundance of evidence-based strategies that have been implemented to reduce the burden of physical inactivity, there has been little improvement in physical activity levels worldwide [Chau 2017]. According to the World Health Organisation , 23% of adults worldwide do […]