How to prevent injury from sport and exercise
Regular physical activity is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle, protecting us from conditions such as heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, depression and some cancers. Sport and exercise are great ways to accumulate regular physical activity, but what about when they do us harm?
Do joint and muscle aches get worse in the cold?
The winter chill is often associated with an increase in aches and pains for many older people, particularly in the joints, but also in the muscles. But there are some things that can help reduce pain during the colder months.
Could too much sitting be bad for our brains?
The brain is a glucose hungry organ. It weighs about 2% of body mass but demands about 20% of our resting energy requirements, which is mostly in the form of glucose, the primary brain fuel. If this energy supply is disrupted it can impair and even damage brain cells. Therefore, the availability of glucose to brain cells may have implications for brain health.