Happy New Year and a guest blog

Happy New Year and a guest blog

New Year Resolutions What are the most popular New Year resolutions? Well here they are: Exercise more Lose weight Get organized Learn a new skill or hobby Live life to the fullest Save more money / spend less money Quit smoking Spend more time with family and friends...
An overview of exercise

An overview of exercise

Over the past three and half years I have written nearly 200 of these blogs. I have tried to take you through a description of what exercise does, how it works, what it does for us, its effects on a large variety of diseases, both for prevention and treatment, how it...
Planning your weight loss strategy

Planning your weight loss strategy

Christmas is coming with the probability that we will gain a little (?) weight over the festive season. This might be mitigated by some pre-Christmas prophylaxis. A touch of weight loss now will allow us a bit more dietary freedom on the 25th. I have written before on...
Christmas is coming

Christmas is coming

Dear Reader This week I am giving you a break from my relentless pro-exercise propaganda. Here is a commercial to encourage you to give my book as a Christmas present to your loved ones, relatives, friends, colleagues etc – as a sure indication of the esteem in...
Complications of exercise Part 4

Complications of exercise Part 4

This is the last blog in this series of about the problems which can result from exercise – but I emphasise that the side effects of exercise are much less serious than the side effects of not taking exercise. Stress fractures These are small cracks in the bone,...
Complications of exercise Part 3

Complications of exercise Part 3

 Musculoskeletal injuries Рwith moderate activity Physically very active adults (not necessarily older adults) tend to experience a higher incidence of leisure-time and sport-related injuries than their less active counterparts. However, healthy adults who meet...