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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THE DARK AGES AND BEYOND

THE DARK AGES AND BEYOND

This week I will take a sprint through the changing demands for exercise over the past two thousand years. Exercise in the dark ages Those who laboured  were kept active earning their keep. Increasing commerce brought plenty of walking and riding for merchants....

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THE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION

THE AGRICULTURAL REVOLUTION

The Neolithic Agricultural Revolution The development of a structured society, a more settled population and the growth of agriculture changed the pattern of human exercising to the more mundane work associated with husbanding animals and sowing, creating and...

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WHY DO WE EXERCISE?

WHY DO WE EXERCISE?

To survive we had to be fit Animals need to move to survive and higher life forms, so-called vertebrates, have evolved muscles and bones for this purpose. Each animal’s musculoskeletal system has developed to suit its own survival needs – the cheetah has a system...

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WHAT TYPE OF EXERCISE?

WHAT TYPE OF EXERCISE?

Aerobic or isometric? Nearly all exercise involves a mixture of aerobic and isometric effort though one or the other usually predominates. Most gym fitness training programmes use a mixture.  The recommendations of the Department of Health were updated in 2005 to...

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BEFORE AND AFTER EXERCISE

BEFORE AND AFTER EXERCISE

Warming up  For any exercise you are advised to warm up before starting – for anything from a few minutes to half an hour. This is received wisdom for exercise professionals and if you take part in an supervised exercise class the warm up is an integral part of the...

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