Psychological & Physical Challenges to Exercise

Research Paper Title Challenges with strengthening exercises for people with knee osteoarthritis and comorbid obesity: a qualitative study with patients and physiotherapists. Background Explore challenges associated with implementing a home-based strengthening exercise programme for people with knee osteoarthritis and comorbid obesity. Methods Qualitative study embedded within a randomised controlled trial comparing two home-based strengthening programmes… Read More

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Turn Your Home Into a Boot Camp!

Discipline is one of the most important foundations of the military and also one of the cornerstones of fitness – It is a key aspect they both share. And, during unprecedented times such as we live in today, with a global pandemic ravaging the world, it is easy to lose that discipline, to give in… Read More

7 Tips to Beat Fatigue from Outdoor Fitness Training

There is nothing quite like an outdoor fitness exercise. You get up, enjoy a fresh breeze, and, more importantly, you work up quite a sweat. Exercise is very important, and it is something that will significantly improve your quality of life. Your mood will improve as your body starts making an effort, and in the… Read More

Emotion & Exercise Physiology: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Real-time Physiological Emotion Detection Mechanisms: Effects of Exercise and Affect Intensity. Abstract The development of systems capable of recognising and categorising emotions is of interest to researchers in various scientific areas including artificial intelligence. The traditional notion that emotions and rationality are two separate realms has gradually been challenged. The work of neurologists has shown the strong relationship… Read More

What do you know about Exercise-induced Anaemia?

A forgotten cause of iron deficiency anaemia in young adults, so writes Marjan Wouthuyzen-Bakker and Sander van Assen in the British Journal of General Practice: Iron deficiency anaemia (lDA) is a common finding in general practice. The prevalence of IDA in the general population is around 2% and rises to >5% in pre-menopausal females. The presenting symptoms of IDA vary,… 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.… Read More