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...
Complications of exercise – the heart.

Complications of exercise – the heart.

Before launching into my usual stuff about exercise, my apologies to those of you who had a problem accessing last week’s blog. Some recipients of the weekly information found that when they clicked on the link they were taken to the previous week’s blog....
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...
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...
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...