Research

Unveiling Sport England’s First Padel Participation Figures

    Sport England for the first time has captured padel participation in England. Their research indicates a core base of 23,000 English adult padel players (18,000 – 33,000 players with a 95% confidence interval). For context, you will see that tennis and badminton are the dominant established racquet sports. This new ...

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Announcement: The Upcoming UK Padel Tennis Report by Oxygen Consulting

  Oxygen Consulting unveils its upcoming UK padel tennis report on the emergence of padel in the UK. Uncovering new motivations and intentions behind padel among players and the non-playing general public. The open-access report ensures that all stakeholders have free access to comprehensive insights and analysis to inform strategic ...

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How Can the UK Sports and Fitness Sector Support the Nation’s Largest Health Research Initiative?

I have recently enrolled in the UK's largest-ever health research programme which is looking to enrol five million volunteers living in the UK. Its long-term aim is to radically change the prevention, detection and treatment of major diseases such as dementia, cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Unfortunately, you or ...

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Silofit: Pioneering On-Demand Micro-Gyms and the Lessons Learned

Recently, I read a LinkedIn post by Wilfred Valenta the co-founder and former CEO of Silofit announcing that the company was shutting down its business and closing its 18 micro-gyms in Canada and the US. Silofit launched its first on-demand 54 square metre (580 square feet) fitness space in Montreal ...

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Joining Jim Mora on Radio New Zealand: An Exploration into the Longevity of Commonwealth Games Medallists

Recently I had the opportunity to discuss research into the longevity of Commonwealth Games medallists with Jim Mora, the Sunday morning host at Radio New Zealand. You can listen to the 19-minute interview here. Investigating the Longevity of Commonwealth Games Medallists Alongside Professor Les Mayhew, Associate Head of Global Research at the ...

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Health Span Inequalities: A Global Challenge Unearthed by a New Global Prevention-Focused Index

The International Longevity Centre UK (ILC) has just launched the Healthy Ageing and Prevention Index, an online tool that is reshaping our understanding of global longevity and health. This novel index ranks 121 countries across six holistic metrics: life span, health span, work span, income, environmental performance and happiness. Large inequalities ...

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Medalling in Longevity: The Lifespan Boost of Physical Activity

The following is a letter to the Editor of HCM magazine which discusses the recent report that I co-authored with the International Longevity Centre. Marathon or sprint: Do elite-level athletes live longer than average? Elite Athlete Longevity Benefits In April 2023, I was excited to publish novel research that I co-authored with ...

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New ILC Report: Commonwealth Games Medallists Can Live Over 5 Years Longer Than the Rest of the Population

As a co-author, I am delighted to present the findings of the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC) report exploring the longevity of more than 4,000 Commonwealth Games female and male medallists looking back over the nearly 100-year history of this global event. The research was led by Professor Les Mayhew, ...

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Uncover the Secrets to Longevity in Commonwealth Games Medallists

Join Us for an Exclusive Online Report Launch Have you ever wondered if elite athletes truly live longer than the rest of us? Are certain sports more beneficial to longevity than others? Do Commonwealth Games swimmers live longer than sprinters? Would you expect elite cyclists to enjoy longer lives than boxers? As ...

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Vaccination rates of Premier League and European league players

As Omicron cases increase exponentially across Europe, governments are urging citizens to get fully vaccinated and ‘boosted’ to protect themselves and others. Across England, 81% of the population aged 12 and over is fully vaccinated (at Dec 18th, 2021) compared with 59% of players in the English Football League. Rather concerning ...

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