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It is common understanding that exercise is good for you and broadly speaking people who exercise tend to have longer, healthier lives. But until recent years, researchers have tallied its benefits only in narrow slices: Exercise lowers your cholesterol and blood pressure; it helps you burn calories, it can improve musculature size and strength etc.
Unfortunately, over 7.4 million people in the UK currently suffer from cardiovascular disease1 and a high proportion of these will suffer from a significant cardiovascular event or have to undergo surgery to prevent such an event. Following these events individuals in the UK should be offered cardiac rehabilitation to help recuperation and prevent further cardiovascular
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in industrialised nations, and this has been the case for well over a century. The physical risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease are now well established and for some time it has been hypothesised that psychological factors have a part to play in cardiovascular disease. In 2014,
A fundamental principle of nutrition and metabolism is body-weight change associated with energy balance. Energy balance, summarised as ‘Calories In vs Calories Out’ dictates body mass gain, loss and maintenance, and is crucial when formulating your weight goals. Calories Out – estimated as 2500 kcals per day for menand 2000 kcals per day for women
At one time or another, you have almost certainly stepped on a scale to check your body weight. But relying on scales to tell you if you’re at a healthy body weight can be frustrating. Understanding what the scale does and does not tell you will help you keep the scale’s information in perspective. As
For any nutrition strategy, consistency is the most important aspect to take into consideration. It is crucial to formulate a plan that you can stick to long term. If you find you’re depriving yourself and counting down the days before you can ‘get off this diet,’ then you’re setting yourself up for failure. Thesecond most
It’s easy to get bogged down in the minutiae of nutrition; however, fundamentals of the make-up of your plate and portion control remain the most critical aspects of any diet. The CP+R Healthy Plate, pictured above, gives you a guide on how to build a plate and roughly how a plate should look if you
More than 7.4 million people in the UK are living with Heart or Circulatory Disease (Cardiovascular Disease – CVD), a great number of whom take a mixture of medications to attenuate symptoms, prevent progression and reduce the risk of adverse events. We know that the coronavirus and its associated disease, COVID-19, is primarily a respiratory
We all know that exercise is good for us and that completing regular physical activity is a stimulus for positive health changes. However, as a population, we are less aware that being physically inactive not only prevents us from becoming healthier, but could actually be damaging to our health. In 2017, 2.4% of all deaths
For decades we have known that exercise has been effective in protecting our heart health and maintaining a strong musculoskeletal system. However, it is only relatively recently that we have come to learn the huge positive that exercise can have the function, form and anatomy of the Brain. The Brain is responsible for most of