I am biased but regular exercises, which include strength and balance, are the number one thing you can to do for falls prevention. However it's not the only thing   Make sure your home is hazard-free and well lit Organise your things so that you are not at risk of tripping or falling. Light up ...continue reading

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

A study (the Comparative effectiveness of exercise and drug interventions on mortality outcomes: metaepidemiological study) published recently in the British Medical Journal found that exercise could be as good as drugs for certain conditions. The conditions that were studied were secondary prevention of coronary heart disease, rehabilitation of stroke, treatment of heart failure and prevention of ...continue reading

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COPD and Exercise COPD is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and is a combination of chronic bronchitis and emphysema. People with COPD find it difficult to breath.  It is predicted to become third leading cause of death by 2030 and is not curable. However just because you have COPD doesn't mean you shouldn't exercise. Both cardiovascular ...continue reading

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Did you know current research  by researchers at the U.S. National Cancer Institute has shown that participation in  regular exercise  after 40 may raise life expectancy by up to 7 years? That regular exercise could be as something as simple as a brisk walk. In addition to living longer regular exercise may also lower risk for ...continue reading