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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How common is mental illness? Psychological illnesses are extraordinarily common. The most common forms are anxiety and depression. A European study of depression found prevalence rates varying from 2.5% in Santander to 17% in Liverpool, while a worldwide study found...read more
What is Parkinson's disease? Parkinson’s disease (PD) was originally described as “the shaking palsy” by James Parkinson in 1817. The main features are stiffness, a fixed facial expression, difficulty with movements and a characteristic so-called "pill rolling"...read more
The use of exercise in stroke rehabilitation Management of the acute episode Exercise is vital to the restoration of muscle function. Rehabilitation should start as soon as blood supply to the brain has been re-established to the best possible level. It is usually...read more
What is a stroke? A stroke is "a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off" (NHS). The affected area of the brain loses its supply of oxygen and nutrition, resulting in rapid and irreversible...read more
Atheroma and Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) The cause of PVD Atheroma - popularly known as "hardening of the arteries" - can involve any part of the vascular tree. The most important ill effects of atheroma involve the heart (heart attacks) and brain (strokes)....read more
Exercise for treating Coronary Heart Disease (CHD): Angina Angina pectoris is the tight central chest pain, sometimes radiating to the left arm, brought on by exercise. The pain brings the sufferer to a halt and settles within a few minutes. Angina was first described...read more
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