the Benefits of physical fitness

Exercise, physical activity and physical fitness are three sides to a vital aspect of healthy living. This website and blog are designed to review what we know about these factors and the findings of new research in this field. We know plenty but there is still plenty which we do not know or about which there is uncertainty. It is an evolving science – our understanding of the benefits of exercise and physical fitness is continually being updated by the scientists who investigate the subject. This blog will keep you in touch with these developments. It may even persuade the uncommitted to take up or increase their exercising…..Here’s hoping.

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EXERCISE AND MUSCLES

EXERCISE AND MUSCLES

The muscles are the body’s engines – all movement depends on muscular contraction and relaxation. The joints and limbs are powered by muscular contraction and the physiology of muscle action is both beautiful and elegant.   Muscle function The muscles of movement are...

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EXERCISE – BACK TO FIRST PRINCIPLES

EXERCISE – BACK TO FIRST PRINCIPLES

So far, dear Reader, I have been a bit haphazard in the selection of the exercise based subjects which I have addressed in this Blog. I have tried to be topical which may be confusing. So for 2020 I will have bit of structure, starting at the beginning - what is...

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS

Yes, you guessed it. Take more exercise.. It is the time to make those resolutions which will hit the fan almost as soon as they are made. This particular resolution takes a few days to be achievable so may appear to last longer (think fags or alcohol). Who needs more...

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EXERCISE, WEIGHT CONTROL AND CHRISTMAS

EXERCISE, WEIGHT CONTROL AND CHRISTMAS

Happy Christmas everyone! But sincere apologies for putting a small dampener on the forthcoming celebrations -  most of us will probably put on a bit of weight over yuletide. The problem of obesity Obesity is a huge and growing problem in most Western countries and...

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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...

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EXERCISE AND INJURIES

EXERCISE AND INJURIES

I try to make these blogs topical, mostly reporting the results of recent investigations, trials or reports. Sometimes I am influenced by news stories which can highlight subjects of topical interest. Thus it is this week. There has been a rash of reports of sporting...

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