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Saturday, 16 Nov 2019

RUNNING, DISEASE AND MORTALITY

I try to be a bit topical in these blogs, writing about recent publications, studies and reports on exercise related…

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Saturday, 9 Nov 2019

DOCTORS AND EXERCISE

When, in the 1960s, the information about the ill effects of smoking became known, the medical profession was the first…

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Saturday, 2 Nov 2019

DOGS AS EXERCISE MACHINES

One commentator on my first Blog (on high blood pressure) recounted the good effects of dog walking on his own…

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Saturday, 26 Oct 2019

EXERCISE AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE

Even though I am fanatical about the benefits of regular exercise I know I still have much to learn about…

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Saturday, 19 Oct 2019

PREVENTING FRAILTY

Frailty and physical fitness Frailty is mainly the result of an accumulation of long-term physical inactivity and one or more…

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Saturday, 12 Oct 2019

MORE ABOUT FRAILTY

Testing for frailty Here is a test for frailty: Sit in an upright chair. Start your stopwatch, get up and…

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Saturday, 5 Oct 2019

FRAILTY and EXERCISE

We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising. Kenneth Cooper.  …

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Saturday, 28 Sep 2019

PHYSICAL FITNESS, FATNESS AND LIFESPAN

As I said in my previous Blog – “What is physical fitness?” – a recent Mayo Clinic Proceedings editorial discusses…

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Sunday, 22 Sep 2019

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND LIFE EXPECTANCY

The relationship between how much you do and how long you live is important for all of us. More light…

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