Author: Chloe Hobson

The effect of meeting physical activity guidelines on health risk

A recent review article in released in the British Medical Journal[ (published 1st July 2020) has provided yet further evidence that physical activity has a significant effect on long term health and the importance of meeting activity guidelines. After all, physical inactivity is responsible for between 6-10% of global disease burden and 9% of all […]

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What makes a good cardiac rehab programme?

Unfortunately, over 7.4 million people in the UK currently suffer from cardiovascular disease1 and a high proportion of these will suffer from a significant cardiovascular event or have to undergo surgery to prevent such an event. Following these events individuals in the UK should be offered cardiac rehabilitation to help recuperation and prevent further cardiovascular […]

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Research update: Stress, Depression and Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in industrialised nations, and this has been the case for well over a century. The physical risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease are now well established and for some time it has been hypothesised that psychological factors have a part to play in cardiovascular disease. In 2014, […]

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Energy Balance

A fundamental principle of nutrition and metabolism is body-weight change associated with energy balance. Energy balance, summarised as ‘Calories In vs Calories Out’ dictates body mass gain, loss and maintenance, and is crucial when formulating your weight goals. Calories Out – estimated as 2500 kcals per day for menand 2000 kcals per day for women […]

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