EXERCISE TO PREVENT CORONARY DISEASE

EXERCISE TO PREVENT CORONARY DISEASE

Exercise in the prevention of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD): The UK experience Back in the 1950s and 1960s, Professor Morris’ studies of bus drivers and Whitehall civil servants were epidemiological classics. In the former he and his colleagues compared the heart...
EXERCISE AND DISEASE

EXERCISE AND DISEASE

It is time to talk about the health-giving properties of regular exercise and of high levels of cardio-respiratory fitness. Today’s post is an introduction to the idea that your long term health depends upon avoiding the degenerative diseases of later life which...
PHYSICAL TRAINING AND PHYSICAL FITNESS

PHYSICAL TRAINING AND PHYSICAL FITNESS

The natural history of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) The basic facts are these. Using VO2max   as the measure of physical fitness, we increase in fitness through childhood till late teens or early twenties. At this stage VO2max lies between about 30 and 50ml/min/kg...
AND HOW FIT ARE WE?

AND HOW FIT ARE WE?

Is it important to know how fit we are? I think so. There is a link between physical activity (PA), cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and a variety of health problems. I will talk about some of the complexities of these relationships in a future Blog but a simple view...
MORE ABOUT HOW MUCH EXERCISE

MORE ABOUT HOW MUCH EXERCISE

My flow of thought has been interrupted by the dreaded virus – My last non-Covid blog went out on 14th March and spoke about how much exercise we need to take for the sake of our health. Mainly it was about the exercise recommendations of the Department of...