Research tells us that dirty air is associated with problems in the lungs, heart, uterus and eyes, and might affect mental health. As well as shoes, it now appears that dirty air can also weaken our bones. Ranzani and colleagues (2020) took readings of levels of PM2.5, a fine particulate form of pollution, at 23… Read More
These days, many people take their health and fitness extremely seriously. We have become more knowledgeable and more aware of the risks of low fitness levels and an unhealthy lifestyle. With this in mind, many decide to take action to boost both their health and fitness. Some people decide to work on their fitness levels… Read More
Warming-up (or movement preparation) before a training session is crucial in aiding participants to get the best results from their session. A RAMP warm-up, developed by Dr. Ian Jeffreys, can be very useful (for both trainers and participants) in making sure that the body is well prepared and ready for the coming exercise. RAMP stands for:… Read More
Which is the odd one out? Skeletal. Rough. Cardiac. Smooth.
Are you thinking about competing in a big race, e.g. a 10-miler or marathon, but are not looking forward to the months of gradually building up your fitness, pounding the streets mile after mile? Perhaps you should consider sitting on some water and eating a lot! That is what the Barnacle Goose does. “Until recently… Read More
Research Paper Title A review of caffeine’s effects on cognitive, physical and occupational performance. Abstract Caffeine is consumed by over 80% of U.S. adults. This review examines the effects caffeine has on cognitive and physical function, since most real-world activities require complex decision making, motor processing and movement. Caffeine exerts its effects by blocking adenosine… Read More
Research Paper Title Does Participating in Physical Activity in Outdoor Natural Environments have a Greater Effect on Physical and Mental Wellbeing than Physical Activity Indoors? A Systematic Review. Background The objective of the researchers was to compare the effects on mental and physical well-being, health related quality of life and long-term adherence to physical activity,… Read More