Inactivity leads to early deaths - study

The first robust studies to explore the effects of physical activity on premature death and illness, led by Jerry Morris, were conducted with transport workers involved in occupational physical activities- such as bus conductors and postal workers. Overall, these studies showed that death rates among the active workers were half that of more sedentary colleagues. 

This research brings to light the need for good quality green infrastructure within urban areas that are accessible to all members of the community, as green spaces are key sites for exercise to take place.