A survey of UK adults found that nearly two thirds are risking their health by not doing enough exercise and putting themselves at greater risk of potentially fatal illnesses like cancer, heart disease and stroke. The Opinium Research survey was conducted in April this year for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) thorugh an online poll of 2, 084 UK adults. A regional breakdown is published on the CSP website. Despite overwhelming evidence that exercise is essential to health, helps fight obesity and reduces people's risk of developing chronic and life threatening disease, it appears that the 63 per cent of UK adults know they are putting their health at risk by not doing enough exercise.
Knee injuries are a common problem in collegiate and professional football, often hindering an individual's career length and future. A study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado suggests that anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction versus a simple meniscus repair may predict a longer professional career in those that have suffered knee injuries. "ACL reconstruction is a reliable surgical technique that enables professional football players to have similar length careers as their counterparts without ACL injuries. Although meniscectomy has a shorter recovery time than ACL reconstruction, these surgeries appear to lead to a significantly shorter career with fewer games played in the long term, " said lead author Robert H.
10 Years Younger, the cult Channel 4 programme with viewing figures in excess of 10 million viewers, will launch it's first live event at Earls Court from 3rd - 5th July 09, bringing the cream of 'feel good' fashion, beauty and well-being brands to the UK's real women. This 3-day interactive event will feature the 'Beauty Catwalk', with expert demonstrations and insider secrets from top hair and make-up stylists and a 'Fitness Forum', concentrating on building the body beautiful from the inside out with the very latest in exercise programmes, results orientated eating plans and general health issues. The Master-class Theatre will enlighten and inspire with 45-minute in-depth seminars on a range of topics ranging from Body Image and Self Esteem to the latest advances in Cosmetic Dentistry and Breast Cancer Care.
People with pain in the elbow or forearm from playing sports or just from common everyday activities, might be able to use a simple bar and strengthening exercise to alleviate pain, say researchers who are presenting their study results at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, July 9th-12th. Tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis is a common condition effecting nearly three percent of the general population, not just those who play tennis. "Our study illustrated that a novel exercise, using an inexpensive rubber bar, may provide a practical and effective means of adding isolated wrist strengthening exercises to a treatment plan, " said lead author Timothy F.
More and more children are participating and getting hurt playing sports each year. A new study presented at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine's (AOSSM) Annual Meeting in Keystone, Colorado, (July 9-12) details the benefits and risks of repairing a torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) in young athletes under the age of 14. "The risk of inducing a growth disturbance with early reconstruction of a torn ACL must be balanced against the risk of further knee damage by delaying treatment until closer to skeletal maturity. Our study measured the independent risk factors for and relative risk of meniscal and chondral injuries in pediatric ACL patients, " said author, Theodore J.
A study published recently on bmj.com concludes that an easy training program, based on a sequence of balancing movements, can be useful in cutting the risk of recurrent ankle sprains by 35 percent. This could reflect in huge savings in medical and lost productivity costs. In the United States, an estimated 23, 000 ankle sprains occur every day. In the Netherlands, an estimated 234, 000 ankle sprains occur every year, costing over 84, 000, 000 euros. Ankle sprains are one of the most frequent and costly sports injuries. Also, there is confirmation that athletes are at high risk of re-injury in the first year after an ankle sprain. Half of these injuries can lead to chronic pain and disability requiring extended medical care.