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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A bit more about the use and effects of exercise in these dire times. It seems frivolous to consider anything other than the pandemic at the moment. I usually refrain from recommending any particular form of exercise and only comment on specific types of activity if...read more
We are living through extraordinary times. Every aspect of our lives will be affected, not least our exercise, our fitness and our health. Too little testing This hobby horse of mine has nothing to do with exercise but everything to do with our national recovery from...read more
How much exercise should we take Exercise benefits us in an enormous number of ways - from helping control weight to reducing the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis. Different benefits almost certainly demand different exercise doses The current NHS Guideline,...read more
A Walk Test For older, less fit people and those with heart or lung diseases the six minute walk (6MWT) is often used and has been shown to give an acceptable prediction of VO2max. The procedure is much the same as the Cooper test which I described last week but for...read more
Why would you want to? You might be interested to see how you compare with your fellow citizens. Considering the deplorably low fitness level of the population you would wish to see your fitness well above average for your age and sex. It might also be interesting and...read more
I will start with how the professionals do it – in my next blog I will be telling you how to measure your own fitness level for yourself. Let me repeat that the best measure of physical fitness or cardio-respiratory fitness or aerobic capacity is the maximal oxygen...read more
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