In this example a question was asked as to whether a placebo drug (sugar pill) would work if you knew it was a placebo? Short answer is ‘Yes!’ The study was done by Ted Kaptchuk in a medical Centre in Boston using 97 patients who suffered chronic back pain. They were given a placebo drug … More Health Post – A Demonstration of the Power of the Mind
A lot of clients ask me why I get them to do the pattern of exercises I give them when they first start with me because they have heard that you should finish your workout with exercises for the core muscles where I start their programs with them. Of course I always tell them that … More Fitness Post – The Correct Sequence of Exercises?
Biological Scientists measured the life expectancy of sparrows: one group that lived in a city and the other group that lived in a natural forest and found that there was a profound difference between the two groups. The average life expectancy of the city group was two years, but by comparison the forest group lived … More Health Post – Bulletproof Your Immune System
More Exercise Scientists and people from the medical profession are advocating resistance training as a way people can keep mobile and their youth as they age. Even though I have exercised on weights for over 50 years I would like to point out both the disadvantages and advantages of using resistance as a medium of … More Fitness Post – The Positives and Negatives of Resistance Exercises
So this is an important concept to understand if you want to take responsibility for and have more control of your health. As I said in the introduction to this topic of strengthening your immune system last week, if we have a strong immune system we wouldn’t get sick. All animals in the wild can … More Health Post – Toxic External and Internal Environment
Having just reached the milestone of one hundred posts I thought it appropriate that I cover the topic of running as I am not an advocate of it as a recreational activity but it is one of the most popular modes of exercise around the world. I guess we can’t get out of our minds … More Fitness Post – The Positives and Negatives of Running
Health is a state of being that needs to be worked at and ill health is a symptom that our immune system is not functioning correctly. For if it was, we would never get ill! We probably think that we are a lot healthier than people of a few hundred years ago but the fact … More Health Post – Building a Strong Immune System – Introduction
The short answer to this question is any activity that you enjoy because you will normally have long term compliance with it. But this is a bit simplistic. Some say that swimming is an excellent activity as it places less strain on your joints, although this activity may not be very practical for some. There … More Fitness Post – What is the Best Exercise?
With all the technological advances you may expect that children are getting brighter but the opposite is the case! Researchers have measured that children of 11 years of age today struggle to do the same level of problem solving that 8 year olds did a few decades ago… Digital Dementure Virus is an actual disease … More Health Post – Digital Dementure Virus