Inflammation-friend or foe?

When we think of inflammation, it may present in various different ways. In more simple terms it can be produced by the body in either acute or chronic situations. In an acute setting, inflammation is the body’s natural way to achieve healing. Let us consider an acute ankle sprain- we turn our ankle as weContinue reading “Inflammation-friend or foe?”

Exercise IS medicine. Start taking the pill !

Physical inactivity (not reaching the recommended exercise levels per week) is a bigger risk factor to health than smoking, obesity or high blood pressure. The Aerobics Centre Longitudinal Study (ACLS) showed that low cardiorespiratory fitness was the biggest risk factor for all-cause mortality. This is really an incredible statistic- think of all of the greatContinue reading “Exercise IS medicine. Start taking the pill !”