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Physical activity and the Brain

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 […]

Combating and preventing Dementia and Parkinson’s with exercise

  A constantly growing body of literature has found that physical exercise has a positive impact on brain ageing. In this article we focus on two of the most prevalent neurodegenerative diseases found in the ageing population – Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease. Dementia   A neurological disease characterised by a progressive and gradual reduction in brain functions. […]

Testosterone, Health, Nutrition, exercise

The impact exercise has on testosterone levels in males and females

  Despite the stereotype as a male hormone, testosterone affects females as well as males. Low testosterone levels in men increase the risk of health issues and disease. If you have low testosterone levels, then exercise is the answer. What is testosterone? Testosterone is produced in the testes of men and the ovaries of women, it is […]

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Reducing diabetes through exercise

  Diabetes is a condition characterised by high blood glucose levels. There are two main types:   Type 1 Inherited Can develop at any age The immune system attacks cells in the pancreas so it is unable to produce insulin. Low insulin levels results in the body being unable to regulate blood glucose. Management by […]

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Parkinson’s disease and exercise

  What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson’s is a progressive disease of the neuromuscular system. Nerve cells die, which reduces the production of the chemical dopamine, the neurotransmitter that is responsible for sending messages to the part of the brain that controls and coordinates movement. The causes of Parkinson’s are still unknown, although genetic and environmental […]

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