Is Low Cardiorespiratory Fitness Early in Life a Modifiable Risk Factor for Development of Sleep Apnea in Adulthood?

Research Paper Title Cardiorespiratory fitness and long-term risk of sleep apnea: A national cohort study. Background Sleep apnea is increasing in prevalence, and is an important cause of cardiometabolic diseases and mortality worldwide. Its only established modifiable risk factor is obesity; however, up to half of all sleep apnea cases may occur in non-obese persons,… Read More

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What is the Effect of Loading in School Children?

Research Paper Title Effect of backpack loading on cervical and sagittal shoulder posture in standing and after dynamic activity in school going children. Background Adolescent age group as school going children who experience a period of accelerated growth and development of skeletal and soft tissue. Any daily physical stresses external forces such as load carrying… Read More

What are the Effects of Load Carrying on Younger & Older Adults?

Research Paper Title Effect of load carrying on required coefficient of friction. Background A load carrying task was identified as a major factor leading to slip and fall injuries such as overexertion and bodily reaction. Holding a load in front of the body while walking would shift the whole body center-of-mass to the front, loading… Read More

What is the Effect of an 8 Week Theraband Exercise Programme on the Upper Body Strength Performance of Adolescent Boys?

Research Paper Title Effects of 8 Weeks Theraband Exercise Program on Upper Body Strength Performance of Adolescent Boys. Background The strength as a static measure avoids consideration of the complex interaction of force improvement and the speed of concentric and eccentric muscle actions. Thera-bands are the only the resistance workout bands encouraged through the American… Read More

Health & Fitness and the Government Spending Review 2019

A Government Spending Review in early 2019 will determine the allocation of £4 trillion of public money (IFG, 2018). UK Active’s National Summit, which took place on 12 September in London, was a timely opportunity to demonstrate the fitness sector’s positive impact on society. In 2017, UK Active outlined the impact physical activity can have as the ‘golden… Read More

Erm … Can Exercise during Childhood Protect you against Memory Loss many Decades Later?

“CAN exercise during childhood protect you against memory loss many decades later? Exercise early in life seems to have lifelong benefits for the brain, in rats at least. “This is an animal study, but it indicates that physical activity at a young age is very important – not just for development, but for the whole lifelong trajectory of… Read More

Australia: Obesity & Exercise Levels

In Australia one in four children are now considered overweight or obese (Salvaire, 2017). In Western Australia, the state average is 6.1% of children aged two to 17 being classed as obese, with 24.6% of adults being classed as obese. In the area including Secret Harbour (where I live), Baldivis, Singleton, and Golden Bay 61%… Read More