Outcomes

Have you ever wondered how your health might affect that of your children?  What about your grand-children? If you’re a female you probably have, as it has been accepted for some time that the health of the mother at conception and while carrying their baby influences...

Exercise is a highly metabolic process in which the muscle tissues increase their demand for oxygen and the secretion of waste products such as carbon dioxide. In response to these demands, the amount of blood pumped by the heart increases. Increased blood flow This increase in blood flow...

New research has reported that it takes just two weeks of physical inactivity for those who are physically fit to lose a significant amount of their muscle strength. In that short period of time, young people lose about 30 percent of their muscle strength, leaving them as...

Two common questions I get is "how hard do I need to exercise?" and "how much exercise do I need to do?" to live longer and healthier. They are hard questions to answer as it depends on a person's goals, motivation, time availability and other lifestyle...

Would you want to know if you were at increased risk of certain health issues? If you knew your risk of heart disease or cancer was high, would you make changes in your life to reduce your risk? I've just read an article about genomic testing on...

There is no doubt that mental health is becoming a major concern for individuals, families, health professionals and the community at large. Researchers and the medical profession are working hard to better understand these conditions in the hope of finding ways to prevent and treat...

If I was to ask you how hard you exercise, what would your answer be? Do you exercise at a moderate to vigorous intensity? Self-reporting bias is well-known among scientists when they ask people about their eating and exercise habits. In fact some reports suggest that half...

One of the questions I get asked often is "what is the least amount of exercise I need to do to get any benefit?" The reality is that most people want the maximum return for the least amount of time and effort. And so they should;...

I have a confession. I'm lazy. You are possibly wondering how someone who advocates exercising every day can be lazy. But the truth is, I try to look for the easiest way to achieve the outcome I want. I don't like to work any harder than I...

I read an article a week ago about how a homeless man joined a running group and how he credited it with turning his life around. Tyrone Duncan was jobless, recovering from a spinal injury and a stint in a homeless shelter. Some volunteers at his...