AND HOW FIT ARE YOU?

AND HOW FIT ARE YOU?

The Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey The first attempt to assess the nation’s physical fitness was published 1990 – The Allied Dunbar National Fitness Survey (ADNFS). The ADNFS was conducted in a representative sample of English adults aged 16 to 96 years,...
HOW MUCH EXERCISE DO YOU TAKE?

HOW MUCH EXERCISE DO YOU TAKE?

How much exercise do we take? There are a number of answers to this question depending upon who is making the estimate and how they have measured it. Some of the regular surveys which assess physical activity in the population include the Health Survey for England...
GOLF!!

GOLF!!

The place of golf in helping maintain physical activity and good health is a somewhat underestimated and unsung field. A couple of recent publications have helped to fill this neglected space. I liked the po-faced definition in a paper on “the relationships...
How much exercise?

How much exercise?

So how much exercise should you take? The effectiveness of exercise is proportional to its intensity and total dose. From what I said last week, you would be right to presume that optimal exercising should be about 30 to 40 minutes of exercise three or four times per...
Energy Cost of Different Activities

Energy Cost of Different Activities

Measuring exercise dose Last week I explained the various ways of measuring dose of exercise and I gave some reasons for wanting to do so. For instance one use is to assess the balance between calories consumed as food and calories expended in physical activity. The...