We gotta get out of here! Spending time outside is good for you.

Living close to nature and spending time outside has significant and wide-ranging health benefits. Exposure to greenspace reduces the risk of type II diabetes, cardiovascular disease, premature death, preterm birth, stress, and high blood pressure. This is according to new University of East Anglia research, part-funded by CEDAR, and published in the journal Environmental Research.Populations […]

FRESH Study – sign up here!

FRESH – Families Reporting Every Step to Health – is an innovative programme designed to help families become more active by doing fun stuff together!Being physically active has been repeatedly associated with beneficial health outcomes for children. We know that being active is great for kids’ bone health, heart health, and mental health. Plus, it can […]

New study launches into the effect of air pollution on children’s health

Over 3,000 primary school children in polluted areas of London and Luton will have their lung health monitored over a four-year period in a new international study led by Queen Mary University of London, launched by the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan on 8 June 2018.The CHILL study (Children’s Health in London & Luton) is […]

ISPAH Congress Satellite meetings on Data Harmonisation and Sedentary Behaviour – October 2018

Two satellite meetings of the International Society for 2018 Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) Congress will be held in Cambridge this October.On 13 October 2018 there will be a one-day workshop on sedentary behaviour mechanisms, and on 18 October 2018 there will be a one-day meeting to discuss retrospective harmonisation of physical activity and sedentary […]

New Evidence Brief: Making the CASE – Creating Active School Environments for Adolescents

Examining the secondary school environment, the Creating Active School Environments (CASE) project, funded by the Department of Health, aims to find ways to help adolescents be more active and sit less.This first Evidence Brief from the CASE project summarises two evidence reviews of academic and non-academic literature into how the school environment can influence physical […]