A study published in Medicine & Science in Sport & Exercise has found that after just 12 weeks of aerobic training moderate and severe asthmatics experienced lower asthma exacerbation and more asthma symptom free days than subjects in a non exercise control group suggesting that aerobic exercise should be routinely prescribed to asthmatics.
As an asthmatic myself I know that my 'asthma health' is vastly better when I am fitter - go aerobic training!
"Ask a dozen physiologists which exercise is best, and you’ll get a dozen wildly divergent replies however the one indisputable aspect of the single best exercise is that it be sustainable."
Sustainability and enjoyment are key for any exercise or exercise routine so regardless of what the 'experts' say go with what 'spins your wheels' which will go a long way to ensuring you do it on a regualr long term basis.
People don’t need the experts to tell them that sitting around too much could give them a sore back or a spare tire. The conventional wisdom, though, is that if you watch your diet and get aerobic exercise at least a few times a week, you’ll effectively offset your sedentary time. A growing body of inactivity research, however, suggests that this advice makes scarcely more sense than the notion that you could counter a pack-a-day smoking habit by jogging. “Exercise is not a perfect antidote for sitting,” says Marc Hamilton, an inactivity researcher at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center.
Over a lifetime, the unhealthful effects of sitting add up. Alpa Patel, an epidemiologist at the American Cancer Society, tracked the health of 123,000 Americans between 1992 and 2006. The men in the study who spent six hours or more per day of their leisure time sitting had an overall death rate that was about 20 percent higher than the men who sat for three hours or less. The death rate for women who sat for more than six hours a day was about 40 percent higher.
Another study, published last year in the journal Circulation, looked at nearly 9,000 Australians and found that for each additional hour of television a person sat and watched per day, the risk of dying rose by 11 percent.
Based on the evidence cited in this article, sitting does look to be a lethal activity; the answer stand up more, walk m
"Marco Trabucchi, chairman of the Italian Association Of Psychogeriatrics, which carried out the study, said: 'Social networks and IT technology keep the cultural curiosity of the elderly alive.
'It improves their cognitive performance and keeps their brains young, it stimulates their attention span, memory and perception.
'It keeps them young at heart."
Go Social Media!
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1376507/Facebook-YouTube-help-elderly-brains-active-reduce-stress-depression.html#ixzz1JXBGHA00
Team sporting trips will never be the same!
All aboard the Superbus! Luxurious long vehicle can carry 23 passengers and travel at 155mph
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1376515/Superbus-carry-23-passengers-travel-155mph.html#ixzz1JXAAmw2D
Scientists develop orange with almost no seeds.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1376135/Scientists-develop-new-orange-pips.html#ixzz1JKtBFOH2
British scientists have created human kidneys from stem cells in a breakthrough which could result in transplant patients growing their own organs.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1376044/Human-kidneys-created-stem-cells-organ-breakthrough.html#ixzz1JKsTs8cM
With the proliferation of boot camp training in Whangarei, how long will it be before we see the same thing happen here?