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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Measuring the Dose of Exercise

Measuring the Dose of Exercise

Units of measurement There are many ways of measuring exercise dose and the the best unit of aerobic exercise is the Metabolic Equivalent or MET. This is a measure of the intensity of exercise or physical activity, not total dose. It reflects the rate at which oxygen...

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OXYGEN AND VO2max

OXYGEN AND VO2max

Fueling exercise I have described the importance of oxygen for fueling exertion, but it was a long time ago - maybe even before you were reading my blog. It is a fascinating and really important topic if we are to understand some of the mechanisms of exercise so I...

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THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION

The mechanisation of work The inevitable consequence of having machinery take over much of manual work was the reduction of the general level of physical activity in the population. While there was a fairly rapid change over the transition period between the late 18th...

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