Monthly Archives: August 2009

The Effects of Chronic Stress

August 31, 2009
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I’m going to take information from a couple of recent articles to outline the effects of chronic stress. Obviously this year has been very stressful for a lot of people, and we’ve certainly been seeing that in clinic. Everyone is feeling the pressure this year, and it’s easy for things to escalate out of control.…

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Risk Factors for Hospitalisation in the Elderly

August 18, 2009
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In this study the investigators tried to assess which characteristics are related to the risk of being hospitalised in “older adults”. It has been established that as people get older they lose strength, but it is unclear whether having less muscle tissue necessarily means you are weaker per se, and it has also previously been…

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The Benefits of Strength Training in the Elderly

August 18, 2009
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We’ve previously looked at the effects of exercise on reducing the risk of falls in the elderly (http://thegoodhealthjournal.com/?p=10), following on from that I’d like to look at a couple of studies that examine the role of weight/resistance training on improving the physical function of “older adults” and then a study which has shown that having…

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Exercise Reduces Risk for Premature Death From Cancer

August 6, 2009
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Hate to say I  told you so, but really, we’re starting to get some pretty compelling evidence on the benefits of exercise. Check this out: A new study, published online July 28, 2009 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, has found that “men who exercised for at least 30 minutes a day at moderate to high…

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