HEALTH

Walk Faster and Reduce Your Risk of a Stroke

It has been well documented that walking speed and grip strength are reliable measures for predicting the risk of falls in the elderly (1,2,3,5). However, It is less well known that by simply walking a little faster we can be...

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Exercise to Fight Covid-19

Does physical activity have an impact upon your susceptibility in contracting Covid-19 and can physical fitness control the severity of your symptoms? The latest studies are suggesting that this could be that case (1).  With the most recent social restrictions and people staying at home, accompanied by the gym closures, are we reducing the opportunity to increase our body's immune...

Stoptober

If you’re reading this then you’re probably affected by smoking in some way or another.   This is where STOPTOBER might be right for you!       Although smoking is decreasing within the UK, smoking-related deaths average around 80,000 per year which is nearly 3 times the amount of obesity deaths and nearly 8 times that of alcohol-related deaths....

World Menopause Day

Aged between 40 and 55?   Learn how to spot the signs of menopause and act quickly. Although some women may experience a premature onset of menopause under the age of 40, the average ages tend to be between 45 and 55 years. If not addressed early, it can lead to significant health consequences. Additionally, being checked could explain why...

Boosting Male Fertility

  Seeking an alternative treatment when trying to conceive is more common than you may think.  According to a study, in nearly half of infertility cases, the male is shown to have less than desirable sperm quality (1). Whilst your physician may advise you to get in shape and lose a few pounds, studies have reported the benefits of varying...

Working Out for Women Over 40

Resistance training, resistance training, resistance training! Unfortunately, from the age of 40 and beyond you really do "lose it" if you don't "use it." A study in 2012 (1) stated that inactive adults can experience a 3% to 8% loss of muscle mass per decade, a reduction in resting metabolic rate and more fat accumulation. The same study (1) showed...

Health Risks Associated With A Sedentary Lifestyle

  It's become more and more apparent within modern societies that sedentary lifestyles are more prevalent and that health risks come along with such a lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle has very little or non-existent physical activity. Habits such as sitting for prolonged periods during working hours, then repeating the same habit during personal hours is an example of many people's...

Risks of Ultra Endurance

  Firstly, let’s not confuse the situation, exercise significantly improves cardiovascular health and decreases the risk of cardiovascular disease. Recognised Benefits of Cardiovascular Exercise People who exercise regularly have a greater average life expectancy of 7 years compared to those who are inactive (1,2,3) Reduced risk of obesity Reduced LDL cholesterol Improved insulin sensitivity Reduced psychological stress However, are there...

Are 10,000 Steps Necessary?

Are the 10,000 steps per day rule fact or fiction? Either way, it has to be a good thing right? We can all agree that being sedentary is not good for our health and well-being. Activity is shown to reduce the risk of developing high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes (1). The actual notion of the 10,000 steps per...