February Science Cafe: The last man standing

The Swansea Science Cafe offers opportunities for anyone to find out more about new, exciting and topical areas of science in an informal and entertaining way.

Title: The last man standing: How to take years off your life

Speaker: Dr Kelly Mackintosh, Swansea University

Date: Wednesday 27th February

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: The Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea

Admission: Free, all welcome

It is well established that living a physically activity lifestyle has numerous benefits. However, despite this, many people are not active enough to gain the associated benefits. With the continual advances in technology, our environments are evolving to encourage sedentary lifestyles: why get up to change the TV channel when we can simply move our thumb and press a button?Perhaps the same technological advancements can be used in our favour?

This talk will discuss how we can encourage people to substitute sedentary time for more physically active pursuits and how we can measure such behaviours.