Ulf Ekelund

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Any activity, no matter how modest, can reduce mortality risks. Photograph: iStock

Men and women who move around throughout the day, even if they just stroll or clean the kitchen and do not formally exercise, are less likely to die p(...)

The Lancet authors urged anyone spending hours at their desk to take a five-minute break every hour, as well as exercise at lunchtimes and evenings.

There has been a lot of attention given to the health risks associated with sitting at a desk all day, or binge-watching TV shows, lately. Now researc(...)

 Rather than feel bad on the weeks you don’t manage 150 minutes, be positive about any 20 minutes of moderate exercise you do get. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Readers will be aware of my scepticism about telling people what not to do when it comes to health promotion. I’m much happier advising patients to do(...)