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
Draft guidelines have just been published by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence on treatment for Osteoarthritis with a steer away from pain medication such as paracetamol and opiods and towards exercise and weight-loss (if appropriate).
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
Wow, it's been a while. Sorry for my silence, life has been very busy, summer holidays, training and then participating in a Strongwoman competition and work. However something is coming up I wanted to blog about.
I LOVE this, more proof it's never to late to change your health, to become a stronger you.
Now if you have been a reader of this blog for a while you know I am a huge advocate for just getting outside and going for a walk.
This is a bit of a rant rather than a helpful post, but then sometimes I find it's helpful to get things off my chest.
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
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