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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Please forgive me for giving you such a dreadful word – it means undesirable changes in your blood fats. This is a complicated field and I am going to greatly oversimplify it. Please don’t quote any of this back to a lipid specialist or, if you do, say you found it in...read more
As I mentioned last week there is a range of effective drugs for treating hypertension. However all drugs have side effects and it is clearly better to start treatment by tackling any aspect of life style which may be contributing to the high blood pressure (BP)....read more
The figure above shows the distribution of systolic blood pressure in the population. My very first Exercise Blog just one year ago was about blood pressure . Here is some more about exercise and blood pressure - please forgive some repetition. What is blood pressure?...read more
Changes in body weight are decided by how much you eat and how much you do. Your weight is like your bank balance with calories replacing money but an opposite desirable outcome. Think of calories as money – the more you put in as food the richer or fatter you grow...read more
Is obesity a disease? There is disagreement in both the medical profession and in the general public about the status of obesity - is it a disease or is it merely the result of unwise lifestyle choices? 1. Obesity as a disease: Certainly obesity satisfies some of the...read more
Eat less – the gates of paradise are narrow AJ Cronin Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and risk factors Now I would like to talk about all those NCDs and their risk factors which are impacted by exercise or lack of it. In most cases exercise is able not only to...read more
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