There are many foods that affect the health of our body and cardiovascular system. This article looks at the evidence behind some of the main foods, diets and supplements that impact on our cardiovascular health. MEDITERRANEAN & VEGETARIAN DIETS Studies suggest those adhering to a Mediterranean or vegetarian diet have reduced incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) as well as…Details
When we look at most aspects of life, they follow waves or cycles. This should also be the case when it comes to exercise. Unfortunately many people seem to think that they need to continually push their limits to improve. This couldn’t be further from the truth and usually ends up in injury. Effective exercise…Details
Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It affects a person’s control of their body movements with symptoms including tremors, slow movements and muscle stiffness and rigidity. The incidence increases with age with one in 100 people over the ago of 60 having the disease.
Exercise is an important part of leading a healthy lifestyle for everyone and may be even more important in people with Parkinson’s Disease. This is not only because it can lead to improvements in symptoms and enable sufferers to continue be able to maintain their independence, but also because it has little side effects and has many other benefits including improving heart health, weight management and bone health.Details
We often get told about the benefits of diet and exercise on the health of our arteries. Regular physical activity helps to control our good to bad cholesterol ratio, reduces our body fat and helps to control our blood sugar levels. While these are all very important to the health of our arteries, one factor that is often not discussed is the effect of prolonged postures such as sitting.Details
It can be difficult to commit to starting an exercise program. We all know how great exercising is for us but can struggle to take that first step, it is all too easy to let distractions get in the way. Unless we make the effort it isn’t possible to reap the benefits – here are…Details
Most people when asked about what parts of their body affect their balance reply with ears. Although correct, the ears are the only part of the body that we cannot exercise to improve balance. The easiest thing to do to improve balance and particularly in your later years when having poor balance can be a concern, is improve ankle mobility.Details
Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common problems for people over 55, and though many people see it as a normal part of ageing it can be avoided and managed!
OA can affect people in a large vast number of ways, causing considerable pain, stiffness and reduced quality of life, but research suggests that exercise vastly improve the lives of osteoarthritis sufferers.Details
So what is osteoporosis (in real people language, not just Dr speak)?
Osteoporosis is a commonly misunderstood condition, which is frightening considering how common and debilitating it is. Many people refer to osteoporosis as a lack of calcium, however it is bone density that is lacking, of which calcium makes up a large part. With the loss of bone density, bones aren’t as strong as they should be, leading to an increased risk of a fracture.Details
Many people are fearful of performing squats due to myths and misinformation they have been given about the dangers and potential injuries. Interestingly enough the squat is the resistance exercise of choice which gives you the most benefit out of a single exercise.Details