News & Insights 29 March 2021

March News Update

Here at KiActiv®, we are constantly looking towards the latest research to innovate and progress our programmes. Being guided by the literature not only enables us to continue to adapt internally, but also helps us to highlight the ever-evolving benefits of everyday activity, ensuring that you can fully appreciate the positive impact that your increased activity is having on your health!

As a result, we have collated some of the most interesting, cutting-edge research pieces published in March 2021, with the hope that this will afford you a wider insight into everything from your general wellbeing and physical health, to your cognitive and mental health too.

  • Brain Health: A new study into ageing brains and activity found that engaging in regular aerobic activity can help to sharpen our memory function. As the body of evidence surrounding physical activity and brain health continues to grow, this study explicitly shines a light on its influence on African-American populations. You can read more here.
  • Diabetes Prevention: Another recent study published in Diabetologia highlights the influential role of physical activity in the safe prevention of diabetes, notably in environments of high pollution that would otherwise act as a risk factor for the disease. The full study can be accessed here.
  • Mental Health: Providing an insight into the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, a recent study showed that disruption to physical activity during this period is a leading risk factor for depression. You can read the full article here.
  • Physical Activity Guidelines: The BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation recently published an article suggesting that physical activity thresholds may need to be adjusted for those with heart conditions. It concluded that current levels potentially risk the underestimation and misclassification of physical activity levels. Full access to the article can be found here.
  • COVID-19: A survey undertaken by Tokyo Medical University investigated the impact of working from home during the pandemic on our physical activity and sedentary behaviour. Further information on the study can be found here.

The KiActiv® Team