Diana Moran introduced fitness to the UK in the 80s with BBC Breakfast TV. Now at 82 she reflects on her effect on women’s roles over the last 50 years: Lifting the lid on her own battle with cancer removing…
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”
“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it”
W.H.Murray – The Scottish Himalayan Expedition
Most of us from time to time will have experienced a bloated tummy and know the uncomfortable feeling that accompanies water retention. This is when excess fluids build up in your circulatory system or within tissues and cavities. Called oedema, water retention can cause your hands, feet, ankles and legs to swell but more seriouslyContinue reading “Is water retention a problem?”
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.
Walking is wonderful but it will not improve all four aspects of fitness which all begin with the letter S:
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.
The good news is men are more likely to have body odour and sweat more than we women! However when girls reach puberty they produce body odour when the apocrine sweat glands develop. Apocrine sweat is produced in the groin, armpits, and the areola of the nipples, mouth, feet and hair. Bacteria on your skinContinue reading “Is body odour a problem?”
Dear Diana I am in my 60’s and trying hard to maintain my physical fitness. However, I’m a bit overweight and not as supple as I’d like to be. My problem is getting up after doing my floor exercises. Have you any tips to make it easier? Janet Evans …Bournemouth Oh Janet, you are notContinue reading “How to safely get up from the floor”