Many links between health and activity are already known but there is still much to find out. More than 10,000 participants have so far helped us do that – by wearing an activity monitor, the size of a wrist watch, for a week. Invitations to wear the device will continue to be sent out over the coming year, so if you have not had one yet – do look out for it. More information on activity monitors.
Scientists are developing new techniques to make the most of information collected in this way. “There may be subtle links between activity, or inactivity, and a wide range of common illnesses that we are currently unaware of,” said project manager Rob Gillions.
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