Even with quarantine measures starting to loosen, it may be a while before those of us who had on-the-go lifestyles before the pandemic can enjoy them again. In a pre-COVID-19 study on Irish exercise routines, the Royal London Survey found that 68% of respondents exercise regularly, but those over the age of 55 are most likely to exercise every day (38%), while those aged 25-45 are least likely (29%).

Dr Trevor Clohessy works in the department of enterprise and technology at GMIT. He and his team recently published the results of a year-long study on the connection between physical fitness and productivity levels.