Encouraging exercise Part 2

Encouraging exercise Part 2

Last week I discussed the importance of starting young and also the role of the medical profession in promoting exercise. Sadly doctors do not encourage their patients to exercise enough and when they do their advice is seldom heeded! Other ideas The British Heart...
Encouraging exercise Part 1

Encouraging exercise Part 1

Encouraging Exercise  ‘If your dog is fat, you’re not getting enough exercise.’ Anon. Every study of exercise behaviour confirms that the level of physical activity in the population is lamentably low. The only question is just how low. When exercise performance...
Exercise and Longevity Part 3

Exercise and Longevity Part 3

How important is physical fitness for longevity? The Copenhagen study of middle-aged men put figures to the expected years of life gained at different levels of fitness. More than 5,000 men aged around 50 had formal exercise testing. They were then followed up for 46...
Exercise and longevity Part 2

Exercise and longevity Part 2

Last week I talked about the connection between exercise “volume” and length of life. A bit more on this:  What sort of exercise? Aerobic exercise is more effective for prolonging life than muscle strengthening, but a combination of the two has the...
Exercise for Stress – Guest Blog

Exercise for Stress – Guest Blog

Dear Reader It is time that you had a relief from me banging on about the virtues of exercise – so today here is someone else banging on about it! Today’s guest blogger is John Adams with a brief biography at the foot of the article. Thank you John. 7 Ways...
FRAILTY Part 3

FRAILTY Part 3

Lifespan is the duration of our days on this earth. To my mind it is much less important than Healthspan – the duration of our healthy life when we can be active, free of troublesome or disabling symptoms and fully able to look after ourselves and enjoy doing...