GOLF!!

GOLF!!

The place of golf in helping maintain physical activity and good health is a somewhat underestimated and unsung field. A couple of recent publications have helped to fill this neglected space. I liked the po-faced definition in a paper on “the relationships...
Measuring Your Own Fitness

Measuring Your Own Fitness

Measuring your own fitness There are a number of benefits from being able to measure your own fitness: It can give you an idea of how fit – or unfit – you are in comparison with others of your own sex and age. You should be concerned if you find that you are average...
Energy expenditure, health and fitness

Energy expenditure, health and fitness

Another recap Total exercise dose can be calculated as MET minutes1 or MET hours. And one MET, or metabolic equivalent, is the rate at which energy is used by the body at rest. It is expressed in relation to body weight and is taken as 3.5ml of oxygen per minute per...
ENCOURAGING EXERCISE Part 1

ENCOURAGING EXERCISE Part 1

Every study which has been performed confirms that the level of exercise taking in the population is lamentably low. The only question is just how low. When exercise performance is estimated from questionnaires the level does not look too bad. In the 2012 HSE report, 34 percent of men and 24 percent of women aged 16 and over met the government guidelines.