Archives for March 2015

It’s raining, it’s pouring – weather-proof interventions to increase physical activity needed at primary schools

Increased rainfall is associated with significant decreases in physical activity among primary school children but not secondary school children. Efforts to keep children active and be less affected by bad weather would therefore be best directed at primary schools.In a study published today in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, researchers from […]

Pupils thinking of an active future

A new exhibition on how children will stay healthy in the future was unveiled at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge today, Wednesday 18 March.The striking exhibition showcases the art of pupils from St Philips C of E Primary School in Cambridge who were asked to explore how they can stay active in the modern world.As part […]

Global economic impact of diabetes revealed in new study

Diabetes reduces people’s employment chances and wages around the world – according to a new study from the University of East Anglia, supported by the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR). Researchers studied the economic impact of type II diabetes worldwide. They were surprised to find not only a large cost burden in high-income countries, […]