CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

The Coronary Arteries The heart, though full of blood, still needs its own arteries to supply nourishment and oxygen to the heart muscle.These are the coronary arteries. They arise from the root of the aorta, the body’s main artery, and wind round the surface of...
THE METABOLIC SYNDROME

THE METABOLIC SYNDROME

What on Earth is that? Well, it is a rather important cluster of some of the conditions which I have described previous blogs – and will do in future blogs. This combination of conditions, known as metabolic syndrome, make you prone to arterial problems,...
EXERCISE TO PREVENT/TREAT OBESITY

EXERCISE TO PREVENT/TREAT OBESITY

Changes in  body weight are decided by how much you eat and how much you do. Your weight is like your bank balance with calories replacing money but an opposite desirable outcome. Think of calories as money – the more you put in as food the richer or fatter you grow...
THE CONSEQUENCES OF BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE

THE CONSEQUENCES OF BEING OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE

Is obesity a disease? There is disagreement in both the medical profession and in the general public about the status of obesity – is it a disease or is it merely the result of unwise lifestyle choices? 1. Obesity as a disease: Certainly obesity satisfies some...
EXERCISE AND BODY WEIGHT

EXERCISE AND BODY WEIGHT

Eat less – the gates of paradise are narrow AJ Cronin Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and risk factors Now I would like to talk about all those NCDs and their risk factors which are impacted by exercise or lack of it. In most cases exercise is able not only to...
EXERCISE IN THE TIME OF CORONA

EXERCISE IN THE TIME OF CORONA

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...