“In all forms of strategy, it is necessary to maintain the combat stance in everyday life and to make your everyday stance your combat stance. You must research this well.” Miyamoto Musashi (1584 to 1645) Miyamoto Musashi was a famous Japanese soldier-artist of the early Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603 to 1867). He was also known… Read More
The UKs Defence People Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy
The health (physical and mental) and wider well-being of Service personnel people contributes directly to operational capability and, as such, is a high priority. The Chief of Defence People seeks to create the conditions for Service personnel to enjoy a level of health and well-being that maximises the capacity of people for work and this applies… Read More
The Motivation to Benefit from Exercise
There is no doubt about the benefits of exercise. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases and conditions. Despite the wealth of information about the benefits of exercise, sedentary adults often find it hard to change their behaviour in a sustainable manner. The… Read More
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The Prevalence of Caffeine Use in [US] Military Populations
Research Paper Title Caffeine Use among Active Duty Navy and Marine Corps Personnel. Background Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) indicate 89% of Americans regularly consume caffeine, but these data do not include military personnel. Methods This cross-sectional study examined caffeine use in Navy and Marine Corps personnel, including prevalence, amount… Read More
Walking for Weight Loss, Really? But Surely Celebrity Exercises & Personal Trainers are the Panacea!
Alasdair Wilkins lost 45kg in a year without having to nibble on kale salads or battle through spin classes in expensive Lycra. He reckons his weight loss “secret” is actually “pretty dumb”. “Basically, I just went to the gym and I walked. On a treadmill, uphill, at a brisk pace, for about an hour every… Read More
Genes: How Your Lifestyle Choices Could Affect Your Children…
For the first time, we have a mechanism that could explain how your lifestyle choices may impact the genes of your children and grandchildren. Mounting evidence suggests that environmental factors such as smoking, diet and stress can leave their mark on the genes of future generations. For example, girls born to Dutch women who were… Read More
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