More steps a day keep the doctor away

05 November 2015

Portrait of Professor Terry Dwyer

with Professor Terry Dwyer
Professor of Epidemiology

Oxford Martin Senior Alumni FellowTerry is a non-communicable disease epidemiologist with extensive experience in the conduct of cohort and case control studies. He was previously Director of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute at the Royal Chi...

Landmark research by The George Institute for Global Health has found that exercise can save lives, with an increase in the number of steps walked each day having a direct correlation with long term mortality.

This is the first time research has been able to make the link between exercise, measured directly through pedometers, and reduced mortality over time in people who appeared healthy at the outset.