Tag Archives: Exercise

Respectful advice

I confess that over the last few months (or possibly even years) this newsletter has been heavy on opinion (or at the very least ranting) and light on good old fashioned medical advice. This is in part because if I don’t have my monthly rant I will simply explode and in part because I’m not… Read More »

The Olympics Legacy?

One of my biggest regrets in life was missing out on the 1966 world cup final. I was only 6 years old but I remember my father asking me if I wanted to watch the match, when I said that I’d rather go play football with my friends down at the park he warned me… Read More »

Brainy Exercise

The evidence that exercise helps you live longer is pretty overwhelming – it appears to halve your risk of diabetes, hypertension, stroke, heart disease and most cancers. It is also meant to be one of the most successful treatments for anxiety and depression. So it was with some considerable surprise that I read about some… Read More »

Healthy Chocolate

They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away – but where did that come from and is it right? A short Google search later and I find it comes from Pembrokeshire – Eat an apple on going to bed, And you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.

Happy New Year – Still keeping those resolutions?

For everybody whose New Years Resolutions may have already fallen by the wayside the following advice I received in an Email from an eccentric Chinese doctor, Dr Quak, may be of some comfort. Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true ?

Exercise & Dogged Determination!

It’s a sad fact but telling people that they need more exercise is a futile exercise! I can produce the most compelling argument that exercise is essential for a long and healthy life – it halves the risk of diabetes, heart disease, stroke, raised blood pressure, lowers cholesterol and almost certainly halves your risk of… Read More »