October 14

Coastal living boosts physical activity in the West

People who live close to the coast are more likely to meet physical activity guidelines than inland dwellers, finds a new study released today.

The research involved participants from across England and describes a particularly noticeable effect on western – but unexpectedly not eastern – coasts of the nation.

Publishing their findings in the journal Preventive Medicine, the team from the University of Exeter Medical School analysed data from over 180,000 participants – collected by Natural England.

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