With the festive feasts and treats behind us, 2014 brings a fresh start as many of us consider a healthier approach to our diet and exercise habits. This New Year Caroline O’Donovan, Nutritionist at the National Dairy Council, provides some helpful hints for sensible slimming. Eating Wisely for Your Waistline This time of year, ‘fad’ diets which promise quick-fixes for weight … [Read more...] about Healthy Habits – For Life, Not Just For New Year!
Improvements over long term; particularly noticeable for girls’ science results Regular moderate to vigorous exercise improves teens’ academic performance, and particularly seems to help girls do better in science, indicates research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. The improvements were sustained over the long term, with the findings pointing to a … [Read more...] about Moderate to vigorous exercise boosts teens’ academic performance
More trials urgently needed to inform treatment decisions Research: Comparative effectiveness of exercise and drug interventions on mortality outcomes: metaepidemiological study Physical activity is potentially as effective as many drug interventions for patients with existing coronary heart disease and stroke, suggests a review of evidence published on bmj.com today. The … [Read more...] about Exercise “potentially as effective” as many drugs for common diseases
by Mark McAuley “Mmmm! That chocolate bar tasted good, real good. I’ll think I’ll have another one. If the first one was that good, the next one will be just as good if not better.” “Ok, that was nice, but not so great towards the end. “Now I feel sick” In Economics - this is called ‘The law of Diminishing marginal returns’ - All other things being equal the more of … [Read more...] about The Tipping Point of Exercise
Increased blood and oxygen flow to pre-frontal area of brain may explain effects [Physical exercise and executive functions in preadolescent children, adolescents, and young adults: a meta-analysis Online First doi 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091441] Short bouts of moderately intense exercise seem to boost self control, indicates an analysis of the published evidence in the British … [Read more...] about Short bouts of exercise boost self control – BMJ Journals