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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MENTAL ILLNESS

MENTAL ILLNESS

How common is mental illness? Psychological illnesses are extraordinarily common. The most common forms are anxiety and depression. A European study of depression found prevalence rates varying from 2.5% in Santander to 17% in Liverpool, while a worldwide study found...

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EXERCISE AND STROKES

EXERCISE AND STROKES

  What is a stroke? A stroke is "a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off" (NHS). The affected area of the brain loses its supply of oxygen and nutrition, resulting in rapid and irreversible...

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