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Exercise: The Medicine Since Antiquity

Introduction The exercise boom is not just a fad; it is a return to ‘natural’ activity—the kind for which our bodies are engineered and which facilitates the proper function of our biochemistry and physiology. Viewed through the perspective of evolutionary time, sedentary existence, possible for great numbers of people only during the last century, represents… Continue reading Exercise: The Medicine Since Antiquity

‘Fat but Fit’ Paradox – Unravelling the Truth

Introduction Obesity is now recognized as a serious chronic disease; in my post titled Is obesity a disease or a risk factor for other conditions? I had discussed the magnitude of obesity and why obesity is associated with so much ill-health. However, there are no easy solutions to obesity and managing your body weight is… Continue reading ‘Fat but Fit’ Paradox – Unravelling the Truth

Weight Training Program Design for Optimum Health.

Introduction For most people, the term ‘exercise’ means aerobic activities like walking, jogging etc. The benefits of weight training (also commonly known as strength training or resistance training; the terms will be used interchangeably) are either overlooked or at best minimized to that of building muscles and improving sports performance. However, we now have a… Continue reading Weight Training Program Design for Optimum Health.

Aerobic Exercise Prescription for Optimum Health Benefits

Introduction In my post, Health Benefits of Exercise: a grossly underutilised therapy, I have discussed the various health benefits associated with physical activity, as a result of which exercise is now aptly being recognised as ‘medicine’. However, to derive optimal health benefits from exercise, an exercise program needs to follow certain parameters, similar to drug… Continue reading Aerobic Exercise Prescription for Optimum Health Benefits

Exercise Prescription for Optimum Health Benefits

Introduction Physical inactivity is now identified as the fourth leading risk factor for death globally, accounting for about 6% of the total deaths worldwide. Physical inactivity levels are rising globally, spanning all economic, educational and age strata. This has major implications for the general health of the people worldwide and for the prevalence of lifestyle… Continue reading Exercise Prescription for Optimum Health Benefits

Exercise is Medicine: but a grossly underutilised therapy

Introduction Exercise is being increasingly recognised to play an important role not only in the prevention but treatment as well of multiple lifestyle diseases (chronic diseases), health conditions and risk factors associated with these. In view of the above, exercise is now aptly being recognised as medicine. It is the cornerstone of lifestyle modification to… Continue reading Exercise is Medicine: but a grossly underutilised therapy