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Activity benefits accumulate

Activity benefits accumulate

Have you ever wondered whether the effort of staying fit is worth it?

Getting up early to exercise before work? Or fitting in some exercise after work when you really don't feel like it?

Perhaps the idea of holding off exercising until you retire and have more time is an appealing thought.

Especially given that the real impact of low levels of physical fitness and muscle strength occur in older...


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How exercise protects you from diabetes

The increasing prevalence of diabetes is a major concern for health professionals and politicians alike. And it should be. It has the potential to completely overwhelm an already stretched health system and result in huge costs to society.

It's amazing that countries like America and Australia are facing such a health disaster when, for most people, diabetes is preventable. A healthy diet and reg...


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The importance of core strength

The importance of core strength

A good friend of mine is currently experiencing 'significant' back pain. You know... the sort of pain that stops you doing what you enjoy and makes simple things like getting dressed and tying your shoe-laces almost impossible.

While there are numerous factors why someone might experience back pain, having weak core muscles increases your risk of getting a sore back.

Typically, when the word &qu...


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How to get stronger, safely

How to get stronger, safely

Many people try to get stronger by doing more. They think that if they do the same exercise every day and push themselves hard that they will improve quicker.

It's the "more is better" approach to fitness.

For example, if they want to be able to do 100 push-ups in a row, they try to do as many push-ups as possible every day.

If you did this, rather than get stronger, you're more likel...


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Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer's disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills and, eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks of daily living. In most people with Alzheimer's, symptoms first appear after age 60. Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia among older people.

The exact cause of Alzheimer's disease is unknown, althou...




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