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How safe is it to exercise outside during COVID-19?

Desa Rome, travel writer, explores how safe it is to exercise outside during the COVID-19 pandemic and what precautions we should be taking in order to remain safe.
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How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus lockdown

Dr Arianna Di Stadio, neuroscientist and co-founder of Hello Pure, offers advice on how to look after your mental health during the coronavirus lockdown by taking a number of different approaches.
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Coronavirus: How to escape the daily negative news cycle

Jeremy Shulman, Chief Editor, Subscriptions and Product at Interactive Pro and Edology, advises how one can escape the daily negative news cycle due to Coronavirus and isolation, looking at different aspects including work, learning and how to stay informed.
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The benefits of outdoor activities for work productivity

Miranda Mirany, a Psychologist, highlights that benefits that outdoor activities can have on workplace productivity.
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Emotional fitness for university students

Nick Bennett, CEO at Fika, puts forward the case for a positive and preventative approach to mental health for university students, drawing on learnings from physical fitness and positive psychology.
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The Global Food Research Program: obesity and NCD prevention through changing diets globally

Research, policy work and evaluations of large-scale regulatory and fiscal efforts to reduce consumption of reduce intake of unhealthy ultra processed foods
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44% of Brits not confident in their own body image

Almost half of the UK (44%) say they are not confident in their own body image, with many saying this impacts their love life, social life, mental health and even career progression, according to new research from Better.
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The Netherlands: Promoting physical and mental wellbeing

The Netherlands’ Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sport is responsible for promoting physical and mental wellbeing, social infrastructure and active lifestyles through participation in sport, as this article details.

Study reveals least active regions in England

Golfsupport illustrates the least active regions in the UK and the London boroughs who need to take part in more physical activity.
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Primary school PE could be ‘transformed for a generation’ by new funding

Training for teachers, more varied activities, and new equipment to get classes moving are helping to usher in a ‘once in a generation’ transformation of primary school PE across schools in England
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PHE launch new physical activity resource for health professionals

Public Health England, Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine and Sport England have joined forces to release a new physical activity resource for professionals in the healthcare sector.
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Research reveals adolescents should go to the gym to reduce the risk of disability

A new study has revealed that muscular weakness is directly linked with disability later on in life, but exercise could help reduce the risk 
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Fitness providers support the government’s new childhood obesity strategy

According to latest research, nearly a third of children today aged two to 15 are classed as overweight or obese and younger generations are experiencing childhood obesity at earlier ages.
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Physical activity and ageing: Recommendations that will translate into greater practice

Isabelle J. Dionne, Professor at Université deSherbrooke provides a compelling analysis of physical activity (PA) and ageing, focussing on how to develop recommendations that will translate into greater practice
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Physical Activity and Nutrition INfluences In ageing (PANINI)

Prof. Anna C. Whittaker from University of Birmingham’s School of Sport, Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences looks at the need for ageing research in Europe Current demographic trends indicate that by the year 2020, almost 1 in 5 of the European population will be aged 65 years or over. Although life...
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A modern, accessible and equitable health care system

Open Access Government sheds light on the priorities of Sweden’s Minister for Social Security, Annika Strandhäll to promote a modern, accessible and equitable health care system Sweden’s Ministry of Health and Social Affairs is responsible for all issues that fall under the concern of the welfare of society. This predominantly...

Middle-aged people urged to be more active to stay healthy

Health officials are urging middle-aged people to be more active and incorporate at least 10- minutes of brisk exercise into their day to stay healthy
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Finding your motivation for exercise

Paule Miquelon, professor at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, is studying the self-regulation of physical activity behaviour – specifically, how the quality of motivation influences the adoption and maintenance of such activity. Engagement in regular physical activity is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Research shows regular exercise to...
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Connecting the dots between physical and mental health

Ophelie Martin, Communications Officer at Mental Health Europe shares insights on the link between physical and mental health, illustrating facts with her own personal story. According to the World Health Organization, “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or...

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