LATEST EXERCISE RESEARCH

We’ve collated the latest research in the world of physical activity and exercise. Here you can find the latest news stories and scientific journals which have interesting findings in topics such as health, benefits of exercise, how to be active and much more.

Keep checking back to this page as posts are updated regularly, allowing you to keep on top of the latest developments in physical activity.

Latest exercise research
Latest exercise research

Aims:
To compare PA completed during daily activity with exercise testing in a laboratory.

Population:
165 patients referred for exercise testing.

Findings:
Those who climbed 4 flights of stairs (60 stairs) in under 40-45 seconds achieved more than 9-10 metabolic equivalents (METs), which is linked with a low mortality rate

Implications:
This stair test is an effective way of testing cardiac health.

Latest exercise research

Aims:
To determine if increasing the proportion of vigorous physical activity is linked with a larger reduction in mortality.

Population:
403 681 adults.

Findings:
A higher proportion of vigorous physical activity was associated with a significantly reduced all-cause mortality.

Implications:
Clinicians and public health interventions should increase awareness of the benefits of adding more vigorous physical activity to individual's daily total physical activity.

It is hard to achieve anything if we don’t know what you are trying to achieve. How can you know how to get somewhere if you don’t know where you are trying to go? Goal setting is an important part of exercise as it gives us something to strive towards.

Latest exercise research

Aims:
To explore if age has an effect on weight loss.

Population:
242 patients.

Findings:
There was no signicant difference between % weight loss in those in the 60 years and over group and the under 60 group.

Implications:
Age is not a barrier to weight loss and the management of obesity.

Latest exercise research

Aims:
To explore if a Hatha yoga intervention can improve individual creativity.

Population:
92 participants.

Findings:
Hatha yoga significantly increased divergent thinking.

Implications:
Interventions using Hatha yoga could lead to improvements in improving the ability of individuals to produce creative solutions.

Motivation

We all know how important motivation is when taking part in, or leading, an exercise programme! Motivation to keep exercising can be lost for various reasons and this can prevent us from reaching our fitness goals or if you’re a fitness professional, make it harder to fill your classes.