Studies and Stats

Check here for the latest information about wellness, activity, obesity, fitness and health. 


4/2/14 - NY Times: How Exercise Can Help You Live Longer
NY Times Wellness Blog article about the benefits of exercise.
1/28/2014 - The Health Hazards of Siting
This great infographic outlines all the potential health problems associated with prolonged sitting.
11/1/2013 - Effectiveness of a Multimodal Online Well-Being Intervention A Randomized Controlled Trial (824.75 KB)
This American Journal of Preventative Medicine journal article authored by Nathan K Cobb, MD, Jose´e Poirier, PhD conducted a study of 1503 U.S.-based adults to determine the effectiveness of an online well-being intervention as part of ongoing program development.
10/9/2013 - How Walking May Lower Breast Cancer List
In this article on the NY Times Well Blog, Gretchen Reynolds describes the latest research on how walking more may reduce breast cancer risk.
10/2/2013 - Exercise may be ‘as effective’ as drugs for treating common diseases
In a study published in the British Medical Journal, researchers from the London School of Economics, Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that exercise may be equally as effective as certain prescription medications at treating these chronic – and sometimes deadly – diseases.
4/10/2013 - £7 billion of potential savings if exercise given increased priority
Over £7 billion of savings could be achieved if each person in the UK took the government’s recommended daily amount of exercise. The findings, from a new report by leading healthcare charity, Nuffield Health and the London School of Economics, suggests that in an age of austerity for both the government and the public, by simply increasing the amount of physical activity undertaken, a positive impact could be achieved.
5/4/2012 - Study: Running Extends Life by Years
Runner's World article that explains a small amount of running can extend life as much as 6 years.