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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More Complications of Exercise.

More Complications of Exercise.

Musculo-skeletal injuries. Muscle sprains and joint strains are the commonest ill-effects of exercise, particularly competitive sports. Activity versus inactivity Physically active adults  experience a higher incidence of leisure-time and sport related injuries than...

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SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR Part 2

SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR Part 2

Sedentary behaviour and cardiovascular disease The more you sit about the higher the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes – independently of the amount of exercise you take when not sitting about. The extent of the damage from sedentary behaviour has...

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SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR Part 1

SEDENTARY BEHAVIOUR Part 1

What's that? Sedentary behaviour is any time spent primarily sitting or lying down and which involves expenditure of 1.5 metabolic equivalents (METs) or less. Examples are sitting, watching television, playing video games, and using a computer.  Too much sitting must...

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ENCOURAGING EXERCISE part 5

ENCOURAGING EXERCISE part 5

Some more approaches to promoting exercise Applying the concept of biological age Our chronological age is a measure of how long we have been on this earth. Our biological age is the age at which our current physical performance is the average. This is largely our...

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