HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Now is the accepted time to make your annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving the road to hell with them as usual.   Mark Twain New Year Resolutions NY resolutions are defined by their seeming need for self-denial. No-one resolves to eat more chocolate...
FRAILTY PART 1

FRAILTY PART 1

The genesis of Frailty For the past six months I have been writing about all the degenerative diseases which assail us as the years go by. These are the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) which wear us down and, if they don’t kill us by then, lead to FRAILTY...
EXERCISE AND OSTEOPOROSIS

EXERCISE AND OSTEOPOROSIS

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is the process of loss of calcium from bone with consequent fragility and increased risk of fracture. We start to lose bone strength from the age of about 35 and the loss continues throughout life but becomes more rapid in women...
SITTING IN THE TIME OF CORONA

SITTING IN THE TIME OF CORONA

In these  “stay at home” days many of us will have found ways to keep active and many may have actually increased their exercising. However most of us will have found ourselves doing much more sitting about. Why is this important? Beware! Exercise or no...
EXERCISE IN THE TIME OF CORONA

EXERCISE IN THE TIME OF CORONA

We are living through extraordinary times. Every aspect of our lives will be affected, not least our exercise, our fitness and our health. Too little testing This hobby horse of mine has nothing to do with exercise but everything to do with our national recovery from...
EXERCISE AND CHILDREN

EXERCISE AND CHILDREN

WHO Report1 The international recommendations on physical activity are for young people to take an hour of moderate to vigorous exercise daily. In November the Lancet published a survey of the exercise patterns of children in 146 countries. The study found that 80% of...