EXERCISE AND THE PREVENTION OF DEMENTIA

EXERCISE AND THE PREVENTION OF DEMENTIA

Dementia, a modern pandemic Dementia is an advancing modern scourge and has recently been reported to have overtaken coronary heart disease (CHD) as the most frequent cause of death for women in the UK. For men it is still in second place after CHD. The two most...
MENTAL HEALTH

MENTAL HEALTH

What is mental health? Last week I described some of the benefits of exercise in preventing and treating the commonest mental illnesses – anxiety and depression. This week it is Mental Health which I am addressing. Just as physical health is not defined as the...
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...