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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EVIDENCE

EVIDENCE

Evidence: Interpreting the Science ‘The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.’ Bertrand Russell The heart of this blog is the effect of exercise (or lack of it) on health and disease, and the extent to which...

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Physical fitness and physical activity

Physical fitness and physical activity

Last week I told you that I would be describing all the long-term conditions of later life which impede our mobility, agility, well being and independence. We know that these, the non-communicable diseases (NCDs), can be both prevented and treated by exercise. The...

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EXERCISE, FITNESS AND DISEASE

EXERCISE, FITNESS AND DISEASE

Better to hunt in fields, for health unbought, Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught, The wise, for cure, on exercise depend; God never made his work for man to mend. ~John Dryden 1700 The whys and wherefores of exercise For the past few months I have written...

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STARTING A SIDE HUSTLE

STARTING A SIDE HUSTLE

I am delighted to welcome another guest blogger this week - Sheila Johnson. Her contribution comes with plenty of useful links. The topic is "How to Make Time for Self-Care While Starting a Side Hustle" What on earth is a side hustle? Google tells me that it is "a...

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AND HOW FIT ARE YOU?

AND HOW FIT ARE YOU?

The Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey The first attempt to assess the nation’s physical fitness was published 1990 – The Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey (ADNFS). The ADNFS was conducted in a representative sample of English adults aged 16 to 96 years,...

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HOW MUCH EXERCISE DO YOU TAKE?

HOW MUCH EXERCISE DO YOU TAKE?

How much exercise do we take? There are a number of answers to this question depending upon who is making the estimate and how they have measured it. Some of the regular surveys which assess physical activity in the population include the Health Survey for England...

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