Professor Ashley Cooper - inaugural lecture

Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health Professor Ashley Cooper
Centre for Exercise, Nutrition and Health Sciences

The lecture took place on Wednesday 29 February 2012.

Actively travelling to health: can we improve public health by active commuting?

Active commuting is a potential way to improve population levels of physical activity, and the Government has put walking and cycling at the heart of its transport and health policies. In adults, active commuting is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and cycling in particular has been associated with higher fitness, a better cardiovascular risk factor profile and lower all cause mortality. However, little has been known about the benefits of active travel in children. This talk will describe research from Bristol which investigates the relationship between active travel to school and physical activity, fitness and health in children.

Professor Ashley Cooper inaugural lecture - 29 February