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Bad Backs is Costing the UK economy £14 Billion a Year

Back pain is a condition that effects every age group, from teenagers to over-50s. New figures released by the UK Statistics Authority reveal that around 4.2 million work working days were lost by workers aged 50-64 alone in 2014.Those aged 25-34 were absent for 1.89 million days due to back pain, while those aged 35-49 […]

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Moving Every 30 Minutes Can Have Health Benefits

Moving your body at least every half an hour could help to limit the harmful effects of desk jobs and other sedentary lifestyles, research has revealed. The study found that both greater overall time spent inactive in a day, and longer periods of inactivity were linked to an increased risk of death. “If you sit […]

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Less Exercise is Causing A Health Crisis

Being too busy at work is seen as the biggest barrier to being more active, according to research commissioned by Ukactive. According to the study, more than 64% of adults spend at least six hours each day sitting either at work, in front of the TV, commuting or on social media. The research sheds light on the social barriers that are […]

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