the Benefits of physical fitness

Exercise, physical activity and physical fitness are three sides to a vital aspect of healthy living. This website and blog are designed to review what we know about these factors and the findings of new research in this field. We know plenty but there is still plenty which we do not know or about which there is uncertainty. It is an evolving science – our understanding of the benefits of exercise and physical fitness is continually being updated by the scientists who investigate the subject. This blog will keep you in touch with these developments. It may even persuade the uncommitted to take up or increase their exercising…..Here’s hoping.

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STARTING A SIDE HUSTLE

STARTING A SIDE HUSTLE

I am delighted to welcome another guest blogger this week - Sheila Johnson. Her contribution comes with plenty of useful links. The topic is "How to Make Time for Self-Care While Starting a Side Hustle" What on earth is a side hustle? Google tells me that it is "a...

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AND HOW FIT ARE YOU?

AND HOW FIT ARE YOU?

The Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey The first attempt to assess the nation’s physical fitness was published 1990 – The Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey (ADNFS). The ADNFS was conducted in a representative sample of English adults aged 16 to 96 years,...

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HOW MUCH EXERCISE DO YOU TAKE?

HOW MUCH EXERCISE DO YOU TAKE?

How much exercise do we take? There are a number of answers to this question depending upon who is making the estimate and how they have measured it. Some of the regular surveys which assess physical activity in the population include the Health Survey for England...

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GOLF!!

GOLF!!

The place of golf in helping maintain physical activity and good health is a somewhat underestimated and unsung field. A couple of recent publications have helped to fill this neglected space. I liked the po-faced definition in a paper on "the relationships between...

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How much exercise?

How much exercise?

So how much exercise should you take? The effectiveness of exercise is proportional to its intensity and total dose. From what I said last week, you would be right to presume that optimal exercising should be about 30 to 40 minutes of exercise three or four times per...

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