We monitor the evidence base for the benefits and harms of walking and funded two comprehensive reviews which are reproduced below. In 2012 William Buckland, the Director of the National Campaign for Walking produced a report for Public Health England and the Ramblers which reinforced the strength of the evidence base – the evidence is very strong that the benefits are considerable and the risks negligible
You’re never too old to improve bone and muscle strength, even if you actually suffer from osteoporosis. Before-and-after research with very elderly people has demonstrated the benefit of bone-loading exercise and also shown how mobility and muscle power enhance even simple activities like getting up from a chair, lifting parcels or going up stairs. Of course these benefits also reduce the risk of falling and suffering a fracture. Should you have the bad luck to fall, you’re less likely to suffer serious consequences.
My Bone Boosters programme consists of a set of easy movements designed specifically to strengthen and preserve bone thickness. They are exercises you can do in your everyday life, around your home or workplace or in the garden. You need no more than 20-30 minutes a day, for three days a week, though we do ask that you build up to this slowly to avoid possible injury or over-tiring.
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other, similar conditions that affect the joints. Arthritis affects people of all ages, including children. Types of arthritis Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the 2 most common types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis Ost Rheumatoid arthritisContinue reading “Arthritis”
Hello Diana, my problem is Gout which is very painful indeed. It comes and goes without warning and distresses me. Why do I get Gout, I thought it was a man thing, and what can I do to relieve the pain? ….. Mary O’Donnell Belfast Mary, gout is a form of arthritisContinue reading “Do you have Gout?”
“Meditation and Concentration are the way to a Life of Serenity” ~ (Baba Ram Dass). But many a menopausal woman feels far from serene as she battles with the problem of trying to concentrate which frequently occurs during the perimenopause, the transitional period before menopause. Some women worry in case this lack of concentration isContinue reading “Is the menopause stopping you from concentrating ?”
Our daily routine should be a mixture of sitting, standing, moving and some moderate exercise. But the pace of life makes it difficult and the sheer pressure of work causes poor posture and tension headaches. We appear to carry the world on our shoulders and many people will experience stiff necks and poor posture asContinue reading ““Get moving, wake up and stretch””
Hello Please can you tell me what is happening when I have a ‘burst blood vessel, usually on my hand? They are painful and leave a nasty bruise. The most recent one occurred after I had been gardening, but often they appear out of the blue. Thank you, Rosemary Siddles (email) Bruising is caused byContinue reading “Do you have burst blood vessels?”
My job involves sitting for hours sitting typing on the computer. Increasingly my hands feel painful and I’ve pins and needles in my arms, wrists and fingers. I’ve been told it may be RSI. What is that and what can I do to help myself get rid of it? Jessica Jones Liverpool Jessica you areContinue reading “RSI – repetitive strain injury”
Dear Diana, I wonder if you could help? I have recently taken up exercise again after several years and am finding that the day afterwards I feel very stiff and uncomfortable. I get out of breath very easily and wonder if there is one exercise regime I should be doing in preference to others? There’sContinue reading “Delayed onset muscle soreness”