Department of Health guidelines are that adults should engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times a week and children at least 60 minutes of moderate physical activity every day. These guidelines may need to be reviewed in the light of the new research. Photograph: iStockphoto

Most people know that physical activity is essential for good health. Now it seems that being active is more important than ever. New research, publ(...)

Lack of exercise leaves a person at greater risk of early death than does being obese, according to a study published this evening

Lack of exercise leaves a person at greater risk of early death than does being obese, according to a study published this evening. And it could take (...)