Alter calls exercise a medicine or pill with similar dose and effect as pharmaceuticals."I was struck by the consistency in how important that exercise pill was for health and survival." Other studies show the intensity of exercise, in terms of working up a sweat and getting the heart rate up, does matter for survival, he said.None of the participants had heart disease when the PURE (Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiologic) study began."Over that seven years either preventing or reducing risk for premature death it's around 25 per cent reduction, and so that would be death from any cause," said the study's lead author Prof.In addition Alan has substantial experience with the development of feasibility studies and business plans, and has undertaken numerous reviews and evaluations using a community engagement approach – sectors include Indigenous affairs, health, sport & recreation, the arts, infrastructure, education/training, tourism, youth services and economic development.Alan's work in the social services sector lead to him being a recipient of the 2013 Asia-Pacific Enterprise Corporation (AP-EC), Asia Pacific Enterprise Leadership Awards (APELA), Social Services Award.David Alter, a cardiologist and senior scientist at Toronto Rehabilitation Institute."The fitter we are, the more easily oxygen is consumed by our tissues and organs and the less the heart and lungs have to work to compensate to push that blood through, to push that oxygen through," said Alter, who was not involved in the research.
Tanya provides ongoing advice to the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment as part of the EIA Quality Mark Panel, and continues to deliver IAP2 training in the UK in association with the University of Westminster and various other organisations.
She has worked on over 150 projects in various sectors, each one requiring differing levels of stakeholder engagement, and has directly managed consultation programmes for numerous major policy initiatives, upgrades to major industrial plants, area-based planning strategies, major infrastructure projects, and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA).
Tanya’s experience covers a range of sectors including: planning strategy and policy development; urban development; energy planning and development; transport; water supply and sanitation; mining and resources; oil and gas; coastal development, marinas and leisure facilities; and other industrial development.
Each step we take reduces the overall risk of premature death, a global study reaffirms.
Researchers estimate about one in 12 deaths worldwide would be prevented if everyone exercised at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week.