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 BLOG

BRAIN FEVER

BRAIN FEVER

This week I am stepping away from my usual banging on about exercise and giving you something completely different - a book review. A book is not just for Christmas Christmas is a-coming and at this time of year it is always useful to have suggestions for presents....

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Exercise and mental health

Exercise and mental health

Guest Blog You may get bored with me banging on about all the benefits of exercise - so to relieve the boredom I will be publishing occasional Blogs from other sources. Here is one from the US - supporting my message about the psychological benefits of regular...

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Achieving weight loss

Achieving weight loss

Really, really difficult! As I have said in the previous two blogs, change in our weight is decided by the balance between what we consume in calories of food and what we expend in calories of muscular effort - calories-in vs calories-out. Changing our habitual...

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The Ill Effects of Obesity.

The Ill Effects of Obesity.

Non-communicable Diseases Obesity is not a disease, but it is a powerful risk factor for a number of dangerous illnesses, including such age-related conditions as lower-limb osteoarthritis, type 2 diabetes (T2DM), dementia, hypertension, heart attacks, atrial...

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OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY

OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY

‘A bear, however hard he tries, grows tubby without exercise.’ A. A. Milne  How is weight assessed? The standard way of measuring weight compared with height is body mass index (BMI), which is weight in kilograms divided by height in metres squared. So a 70kg (about...

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THE PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE

THE PRESENTATION OF EVIDENCE

Last week I told you how evidence about the effectiveness of different medical treatments is obtained. If this evidence is to have any effect on how treatment is applied, it must be presented. This is usually done through scientific medical journals. The way evidence...

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