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Walking more ‘could save thousands of lives’

Walking regularly could help to prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of people every year, according to a new report.

The Walking Works report by the Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support said walking was a free activity which could transform people’s health, saving an estimated 37,000 lives each year.

The reports says that if everyone in England did the recommended 150 minutes of moderate physical exercise every week it would prevent 6,700 cases of breast cancer, stop 4,700 people getting colorectal cancer and lead to nearly 300,000 fewer cases of type 2 diabetes a year.

Last week a study by the British Medical Journal found that exercise could be as beneficial as pills for some conditions including heart disease, while another study said walking an hour a day could significantly cut the risk of breast cancer.

“We’re facing a serious crisis of inactivity, but there is a simple solution,” said Benedict Southworth, chief executive of the Ramblers. “We need to see greater investment in initiatives which support and promote walking as the most accessible and affordable way for people to get active.”

Kevin Fenton, director for health and wellbeing at Public Health England, said that inactivity had “life threatening consequences” which had to be addressed. “We need to understand the kind of societal shift that needs to happen before we truly combat the pandemic of inactivity,” said Fenton. “In England 61 per cent of adults and 30 per cent of children between 2 and 15 are classed as overweight or obese. The associated health problems of this inactivity are costing the economy up to £10bn a year.”

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Dyaco International
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Software
New technology is transforming the way the health and fitness industry functions and interacts with customers. Liz Terry catches up with operators around the industry for an update
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Strength
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Research
New research from Deloitte China and IHRSA shows the market for health and fitness in India is starting to grow, as Kirsten Walsh reports
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Analysis
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Research
Leisure-net’s annual Health and Fitness Omnibus Survey (HAFOS) is now in its 15th year. We talk to Leisure-net’s Mike Hill about what’s changed, and what hasn’t, since 2002
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ukactive
The sector’s challenge is to focus its collective efforts on the pillars of public life, delivering a beneficial impact for children and young adults, workers and older people, says Steven Ward
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Functional
Having good functional fitness is a lifetime requirement. We speak to operators taking functional fitness back to its roots to aid rehabilitation
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Research
The fitness industry in China is growing fast according to The IHRSA Greater China Health Club Report, produced in November 2018 in collaboration with Deloitte China. Kristen Walsh reports
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Cycling
What does the big data around group cycling show? What’s hot, who’s most engaged and what’s up and coming for the year ahead?
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Retention
Getting retention right is the key to success in gyms with memberships. Paul Bedford has turned retention into a science. We share case studies and top tips from the latest retention research
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People
It’s inspiring to be part of a company and an industry that positively empowers people to change their lives. It means I can show up and be my best self, and in turn I hope I can lead and inspire people to be their best too
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I need to keep strong for the rest of my life, ensuring my body can cope with everyday tasks in order to live with a degree of independence
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I believe innovation can only truly flourish when established concepts make way for it
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People
We help people break bad habits and change their lifestyles for better health. By monitoring our members’ progress and keeping in touch via our app, we guarantee results
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The amount of change in just the past five years has been enormous. The make up of the top 10 brands is unrecognisable: some of those who considered themselves the market leaders are now gone, replaced by challengers
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When you’re in the franchising and royalty business and you take 520 locations from doing US$350k to doing US$700k each, it really is like opening another 520 properties
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