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
Death is inevitable, but the life of protracted ill-health is not. Introduction The world is undergoing a huge age shift. In this day and age, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. According to the data from the World Population Ageing 2017 (Highlights) and the World Population Ageing 2019 (Highlights) of… Continue reading Healthy Ageing – Adding Years to Life and Life to Years.
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
Wellness sells, and people are buying. But are they choosing ‘fleeting fancy’ over ‘lasting change’? Introduction Wellness is today a buzzword in the health industry. Wellness sells, and people are buying. The wellness industry is growing at a frenetic pace. This can be gauged from the data released by the Global Wellness Institute. The global… Continue reading In the Rapid Commercialization of the Wellness Industry, are we Losing its Essence?