28 August 2018
Nutrition is an important part of many active people’s lives. Learn how to eat and drink well, to help us feel energetic, perform well and recover faster.
18 May 2018
A recent study led by the World Health Organization (WHO) assessed the development, implementation, and surveillance strategies of physical activity policies across the 28 EU countries. The analysis revealed that twenty one countries covered at least half of the EU recommendations on health-enhancing physical activity but only 1 country implemented all of them.
22 February 2017
Researchers from Loughborough University (UK) studied the link between different patterns of physical activity and death risk. They asked people about the frequency, duration, and intensity of their activities, and concluded that even a little bit of physical activity reduces the risk of dying prematurely. Compared to inactive people, the ‘weekend warriors’, who meet the weekly physical activity recommendations in just one or two sessions, have about a 30% risk reduction.
26 January 2017
Changing behaviour towards a healthier lifestyle is something we all can do! Check out these tips and use what works best for you.
23 July 2015
The contribution of physical activity to good health and quality of life has been known for centuries. The ancient philosopher Plato noted: “Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it”.
08 April 2015
Researchers from the EPIC study (European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition) found that an increase in physical activity (PA) reduced the risk of mortality, particularly when comparing inactive people with...
19 December 2014
In May 2014, the 21st European Congress on Obesity (ECO), hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. Obesity is one of the fastest developing public health problems of our time...
17 June 2014
Physical activity facilitates good health, weight management and prevention of chronic diseases. It is recognised as beneficial to social, emotional and cognitive states. To support and inform European health promotion policy...
10 January 2014
In May 2013, the 20th European Congress on Obesity, hosted by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO), took place in Liverpool. With the prevalence of obesity still on the rise, the objectives of this annual forum...
03 September 2013
A recent study by a research team from the Brain, Performance and Nutrition Research Centre of Northumbria University, UK, published in the international peer-reviewed journal Appetite, examined the interactions of breakfast...
12 November 2012
Physical activity is beneficial for both physical and mental health. Despite opportunities both at and outside of school, many adolescents are not participating in regular physical activity. Some of the reasons for a lack of physical activity...
16 August 2012
Interventions effective at reducing sedentary behaviour may also decrease Body Mass Index (BMI) in children and adolescents according to a meta-analysis by researchers from the University Medical Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands...
06 July 2012
We know that being physically active is good for us. It works our muscles, heart, and lungs, helps us feel better, and reduces the risk of disease. These benefits not only arise from regular exercise, but also from keeping your body moving throughout the day.
17 February 2012
Time spent being inactive (particularly TV viewing) is linked to unfavourable health outcomes, according to a systematic review. The review, published by researchers from the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute...
31 May 2009
Physical activity is part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle as it helps individuals to maintain a healthy weight, is beneficial for bone and muscle health, helps with psychological well-being and reduces the risk of certain diseases including...