EXERCISE AND CANCER

 EXERCISE AND CANCER

Cancers form a very large group of conditions which are extremely common causes of disease, disability, suffering and death. Nearly 40% of people will be diagnosed with one or another type of cancer in their lifetime and cancer causes nearly 30% of all deaths in the...
EXERCISE AND LUNG DISEASE

EXERCISE AND LUNG DISEASE

Lung disease The secret of longevity is to keep breathing. Sophie Tucker Lung disease encompasses a large collection of widely varying chest pathologies. The most frequent include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD – what used to be referred to as chronic...
EXERCISE AND THE PREVENTION OF DEMENTIA

EXERCISE AND THE PREVENTION OF DEMENTIA

Dementia, a modern pandemic Dementia is an advancing modern scourge and has recently been reported to have overtaken coronary heart disease (CHD) as the most frequent cause of death for women in the UK. For men it is still in second place after CHD. The two most...
PARKINSON’S DISEASE

PARKINSON’S DISEASE

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s disease (PD) was originally described as “the shaking palsy” by James Parkinson in 1817. The main features are stiffness, a fixed facial expression, difficulty with movements and a characteristic so-called “pill...
EXERCISE IN THE TREATMENT OF STROKES

EXERCISE IN THE TREATMENT OF STROKES

The use of exercise in stroke rehabilitation Management of the acute episode Exercise is vital to the restoration of muscle function. Rehabilitation should start as soon as blood supply to the brain has been re-established to the best possible level.  It is usually...
EXERCISE TO TREAT CORONARY DISEASE

EXERCISE TO TREAT CORONARY DISEASE

Exercise for treating Coronary Heart Disease (CHD): Angina Angina pectoris is the tight central chest pain, sometimes radiating to the left arm, brought on by exercise. The pain brings the sufferer to a halt and settles within a few minutes. Angina was first described...