Tag Archives: Regular Exercise

Tackling Physical Inactivity in Middle Age (BBC News / NHS Choices / PHE)

Summary Public Health England (PHE) has discovered that people’s activity levels tend to reduce from the age of 40 onwards. Generally, people in the UK are 20% less active now than in the 1960s. “A PHE survey found that 41% … Continue reading

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More on the Benefits of Moderate Exercise for Elderly (BBC News / British Journal of Sports Medicine)

Summary A study involving 5,700 68 to 77 year-old men in Norway, conducted from Oslo University Hospital, has found that regular exercise (whether light or vigorous) extends life expectancy. Participants doing the equivalent of six 30-minute activity sessions of any … Continue reading

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Promoting Awareness of Current Trials and Encouraging Public Engagement in Dementia Research (NIHR / Join Dementia Research)

Summary The “Join Dementia Research” website has been designed to assist people to learn more about dementia research which is ongoing, whether in their local areas or across the UK. This service offers the public opportunities to get involved in … Continue reading

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Recent Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses on Epidemiological Studies, Risk Factors and Prevention

Some of the following articles may (depending on local circumstances) be available freely where indicated below. Access to the full-text of the other articles will require a suitable Athens password, a journal subscription or payment. The Bibliographic Citations Henderson, VW. … Continue reading

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Cardio-Respiratory Fitness and Cognitive Function in Middle Age: CARDIA Study (BBC News / Neurology)

Summary There is further evidence for the long-term benefits of physical exercise in the reducing risk of cognitive decline in later life. Research indicates that a higher level of cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) is associated with better cognitive function (measured in … Continue reading

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Screening to Identify People at Risk of Dementia (JRCPE)

Summary This article in the Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh presents a balanced account of both sides of the argument with regards to whether screening for dementia might be beneficial, and concerning the recent controversy on … Continue reading

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Significant Role of Physical Activity in Reducing Risk of Dementia (BBC News / PLoS One)

Summary A study spanning 35 years by Cardiff University, following 2,235 men from Caerphilly, has found a strong beneficial impact of life-long exercise in reducing the risk of developing dementia. The research team estimates that unhealthy living has accounted for around 10% of the NHS … Continue reading

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Effectiveness of Physical Activity and Medication Compared (BBC News / NHS Choices / BMJ)

Summary A large meta-analysis of hundreds of trials, involving roughly 340,000 patients, has found that physical activity can be as effective as medication for preventing mortality in certain illnesses. This study, published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), assessed the … Continue reading

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Healthy Regime Reverses Cell Ageing (BBC News)

Summary Research by the University of California and published in Lancet Oncology may have discovered evidence that adhering to a regime of exercise, a vegetarian diet and regular sress-reducing meditation can reverse ageing at the cellular level. The study involved only 35 men with … Continue reading

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Dementia Dogs Trained to Comfort and Assist Owners (BBC Scotland)

Summary Dementia Dogs have been reported to reduce anxiety, depression and distress in people with early-stage dementia. Early trials in Scotland indicate that such pets can also be trained to help people in more practical ways; for example by reminding people … Continue reading

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