Diabetes Part 2

Diabetes Part 2

Illustration This week’s illustration is a histogram showing the effect of different degrees of weight loss on the remission of T2DM. This is referred to in the section on  Exercise in the treatment of diabetes and I have indicated it with *** Exercise in the...
Treating dyslipidaemia

Treating dyslipidaemia

The medical ill effects of dyslipidaemia The main ill effect of dyslipidaemia is the promotion of atheroma – so-called hardening of the arteries. A high total cholesterol, a high ratio of total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol and raised triglyceride levels are...
Get off the Couch, Before it’s too Late

Get off the Couch, Before it’s too Late

New Book This week I am going to tell you about my new book, just published and due to be officially launched on 8th Dec. The title is “Get off the Couch, Before it’s too late!” Subtitled “All the whys and wherefores of exercise”. I have...
BRAIN FEVER

BRAIN FEVER

This week I am stepping away from my usual banging on about exercise and giving you something completely different – a book review. A book is not just for Christmas Christmas is a-coming and at this time of year it is always useful to have suggestions for...
Physical fitness and physical activity

Physical fitness and physical activity

Last week I told you that I would be describing all the long-term conditions of later life which impede our mobility, agility, well being and independence. We know that these, the non-communicable diseases (NCDs), can be both prevented and treated by exercise. The...