EXERCISE AND CHILDREN

EXERCISE AND CHILDREN

WHO Report1 The international recommendations on physical activity are for young people to take an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise daily. In November the Lancet published a survey of the exercise patterns of children in 146 countries. The study found that 80% of...
RUNNING, DISEASE AND MORTALITY

RUNNING, DISEASE AND MORTALITY

I try to be a bit topical in these blogs, writing about recent publications, studies and reports on exercise related subjects. I aim not to give recommendations for particular types of exercise or physical activity but today my latter aim is in conflict with the...
DOCTORS AND EXERCISE

DOCTORS AND EXERCISE

When, in the 1960s, the information about the ill effects of smoking became known, the medical profession was the first group to show any reduction in tobacco use. This was probably the result of self preservation rather than trying to set a good example. Still, it...
ENCOURAGING EXERCISE

ENCOURAGING EXERCISE

It is all very well knowing that exercise is good for you but, like knowing that eating too much makes you fat, does not necessarily lead to a change in behaviour. Telling someone that they should get more active is a rather ineffective intervention. One of my hopes...