News & Insights 31 July 2021

July 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 July 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.

  • Obesity: An expert group, under the guise of the European Association for the Study of Obesity, produced further evidence of the health and wellbeing benefits of exercise training for overweight and obese individuals. The supplement includes key recommendations and resources for health care practitioners and the general population alike. Open access to the supplement can be found here.
  • Bowel Cancer: The World Cancer Research Fund announced two new studies which both highlight that a reduction in sedentary time is positively associated with quality of life following bowel cancer. To find out more about the effect of sedentary time and physical activity from these studies, click here.
  • Covid-19: This cohort study aimed to examine the relationship between prolonged physiological and behavioural changes and Covid-19 infection, primarily through the use of wearable sensor data. Results suggested that early symptoms may be associated with the physiological length of recovery from the virus. The full paper can be accessed here.
  • Wearable Sensors: Since existing wearable methods produce poor estimates of activity, this study aimed to present an alternative wearable system that estimates energy expenditure in real-time. The wearable system was found to have a significantly lower cumulative error than various smartwatches across a diverse group of subject. Full access to the article can be found here.

The KiActiv® Team