Tag Archives: Physical Activity

Regular Moderate Physical Activity Improves Mental Wellbeing? (BBC News / Lancet Psychiatry)

Summary Regular physical exercise is linked with a lower self-reported burden of mental ill-health; although “too much” appears to be as harmful as too little activity. The optimal duration for physical activity would appear to be 45 minutes, between three … Continue reading

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Health Benefits From Muscle and Bone Strengthening Exercises and Balance Activity (BBC News / PHE / Centre for Ageing Better / NHS England)

Summary A review commissioned by Public Health England and the Centre for Ageing Better indicates that muscle and bone strengthening, and balance activities, bring health benefits for adults of all ages, including older adults. Poor muscle strength increases the risk … Continue reading

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What’s Good For the Heart is Good For the Brain (BBC News / PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) estimates that possibly a third of dementia cases could be improved through healthier lifestyle choices. Guidance on healthy lifestyles, to help reduce the risk of dementia, is to be given to patients via free NHS … Continue reading

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Physical Activity for People With Dementia Fails to Slow Rate of Cognitive Impairment (BBC News / BMJ / NHS Choices)

Summary It has long been widely believed that physical activity would have beneficial effects in the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia. Counter-intuitive results from the Dementia and Physical Activity (DAPA) trial suggest that moderate to high intensity exercise training for … Continue reading

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A Growing Awareness of Lifestyle Risk Factors and Preventative Healthcare (BBC News / NHS Digital / Health Foundation)

Summary Awareness of lifestyle risk factors and evidence-based preventative lifestyle interventions may soon have a greater influence in medical education. “The health landscape of the UK has dramatically changed over the last 30 or 40 years and I think the … Continue reading

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Physical Exercise (For Example Cycling) May Boost the Immune System (BBC News / Aging Cell / NHS England)

Summary Research indicates that physical activity improves the effectiveness of the body’s immune system, even in the elderly. “Being sedentary goes against evolution because humans are designed to be physically active”. Steve Harridge, King’s College London. Full Text Link Reference … Continue reading

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Translations of a Collection of Norwegian Dementia-Related Systematic Reviews (NIPH)

Summary The Norwegian Directorate of Health commissioned the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) to produce a series of evidence reviews – dating back to 2014 (and earlier) – with a view to the development of national evidence-based guidelines. These … Continue reading

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