Category Exercise

Walking versus the gym: odious comparisons

Sometimes you just want a story to be true. ‘Brisk walks are better than going to the gym,’ promised the Daily Mail. I love walking and hate gyms. I downloaded the study with glee and started to read. The paper, based on analysis of data from several years’ of the annual English Health Survey, was […]


How long have I got: mortality predictors from UK Biobank

A lot of research ¬†gets reported in terms of whether something increases or decreases your chance of death. We’ve yet to find anything that reduces your chance of death to zero – we all die of something, eventually. Most of us would like to die of something as far into the future as possible. Which […]