In the new UK consensus statement on physical activity and exercise for osteoporosis which was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. "inactivity should be avoided, physical activity encouraged" I can't emphasise enough how important this statement is, there are very few health conditions where exercise is not a good thing but in the ...continue reading

I wanted to share this description of people walking which I had never thought of before! "Walking involves all the joints of the lower limb and is characterised by an ‘inverted pendulum’ motion, in which the body vaults over the non-moving limb."   That makes it sound very impressive (and quite complicated, which it isn't)! Strike the ...continue reading

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The most common search term that lands a person at my blog usually incorporates the words quadricep exercise and arthritis.  I have already covered the topic here  but I thought I would explain another exercise that you can do to strengthen your quadriceps if you have arthritis in your knees. This is not only for those with ...continue reading


Very important muscles to exercise as we age are the upper back muscles to prevent that hunched over look where the chest muscles are too tight and the upper back muscles are weak.  Exercises that don't use any equipment to work the upper back aren't thick on the ground, however there are a couple.  If you ...continue reading


I am going to nominate the squat as one of the most important exercises you can do whether its the wall slide, body weight squat or squat with added weight. To prove how important it is one of the most oft used phrases when teaching the squat is "pretend you are sitting down in a ...continue reading

I was asked the following question after my (slightly ranty) post about celebrity trainers and weight training. "I’ve never thought about lifting weights. How does one get started, and how do you work into a cardiovascular work out?"