News & Insights 28 June 2021

June 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 June 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.

  • Heart Health: Researchers at the Department of Internal Medicine in Singapore published an article delving into the increased risks associated of extremely high levels of exercise on the heart. You can read more about this topic here.

  • Cancer: A physical activity intervention may help to prevent the decline in physical function amongst older adults, and these findings were presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2021 Annual Meeting. You can find an overview of the findings here.

  • Covid-19: Novel research published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine identified a strong association between physical activity and a reduced risk of severe Covid-19 outcomes in infected adults. As a result, the researchers recommend public health agencies prioritise the promotion of physical activity. The full paper can be accessed here.

  • Cognitive Health: This study highlighted the impact of physical activity and aerobic exercise on the risk of Alzheimer’s Disease in older adults. The findings evaluated the effect of lifestyle interventions on brain function using a range of exercise biomarkers. Full access to the article can be found here.

  • Childhood Obesity: A study into the impact of physical activity levels on fat tissues aimed to analyse the role of movement in the prevention of obesity in childhood and adolescence. Within this, researchers also further investigated the relative role of sex differences during this maturation period. Further information on the study can be found here.

The KiActiv® Team