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Government fires pistol to tackle physical activity

‘Moving More, Living More: the physical activity Olympic and Paralympic legacy for the nation’. The Government and Mayor of London have launched a team effort to promote physical activity across the country, ensuring it is a lasting legacy of London 2012 and part of a long-term vision for a fitter nation.


Prof Hugh Montgomery on exercising in extreme heat

With the Australian Open hitting the headlines for heat rather than tennis, we ask UCL’s Professor Hugh Montgomery about what happens to your body when you play tennis in 40 plus degrees?


Good news for Jess Ennis-Hill

Congratulations to Jessica Ennis-Hill on her pregnancy! It’s great to hear her being so positive about training during pregnancy and her athletics career after the baby arrives. There is plenty of evidence to show that exercise is beneficial to the mother during pregnancy and, provided some sensible guidelines are followed, safe.


Cancer patients who exercise dramatically reduce their risk of death

A new American study shows that engaging in physical activity after cancer diagnosis is associated with better survival. Dr Courtney Kipps, Consultant Sport and Exercise Medicine Physician at the Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health and a Principal Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCL, discusses the benefits of exercise in improving survival rates.


Lord Coe opens ISEH

Lord Sebastian Coe officially opened a new sport institute which will be a lasting legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, treating elite athletes,‘weekend warriors’ and NHS patients under the same roof.