Dementia Part 3

Dementia Part 3

Exercise in the treatment of dementia My last two blogs have described some of the problems of dementia and how regular exercise can protect against the development of dementia later in life. How effective, however, may exercise be in treating dementia once it has set...
Dementia Part 2

Dementia Part 2

Last week I told you about some of the research indicating that regular physical activity can protect against dementia. Today a bit more about that protection What exercise? Which exercise regime is most beneficial? The short answer seems to be anything. Even gentle...
Dementia Part 1

Dementia Part 1

A modern scourge Dementia is an advancing modern scourge and has recently been reported to have overtaken coronary heart disease as the most frequent cause of death for women in the UK. For men, coronary heart disease remains the commonest. There are a number of...
HEART DISEASE Part 3

HEART DISEASE Part 3

Exercise in the treatment of CHD The use of exercise for treating coronary disease preceded its use for treating any other medical problem.  Back in the 18th century Dr William Heberden recognised angina and in 1768 he described one of his patients, who had been cured...
EXERCISE, FITNESS AND DISEASE

EXERCISE, FITNESS AND DISEASE

Better to hunt in fields, for health unbought, Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught, The wise, for cure, on exercise depend; God never made his work for man to mend. ~John Dryden 1700 The whys and wherefores of exercise For the past few months I have written...