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More than 80 men and women over 65 years of age took part in a 12-week study undertaken at Medfit Proactive Healthcare. Dr James Timmons explains his findings.

By |July 26th, 2018|

According to the study, jointly led by researchers in DCU and UCD, it is within our own power to prevent creaky bones, wobbly waistlines and even ward off life-threatening conditions like heart disease and stroke. No magic pill is required to achieve this. Instead, experts say that a simple combination of regular aerobic exercise and […]

GP Study Evening – Wednesday 13th of June 2018

By |May 26th, 2018|

GP Study Evening with Professor Carel le Roux, Ms Helen Heneghan and Dr John Garvey.

2CME Points

5:45pm Registration
6:00pm Dinner
7:00pm Welcome Mr. Andrew Gore
Chief Executive Officer, SVPH

Dr. Michael O’Doherty (GP Event Chair)
Gorey Medical Centre

7:10pm Dr. John Garvey
Consultant Respiratory and Sleep Physician
Obesity-related respiratory disease

7:45pm Professor Carel Le Roux
Consultant Pathologist
Is obesity a disease and how can we treat it

8:20pm […]

Medfit Client; John Williams – Beating the stigma of obesity

By |August 22nd, 2017|

John Williams, a school principal who has tackled his problem with obesity with a three-pronged approach of diet, exercise and psychology.

Ireland has one of the highest rates of obesity in Europe, with one in four adults classed as obese and one in four children already overweight.
The Irish Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (IrSPEN) […]

RCPI launches expert report on physical activity

By |October 21st, 2016|

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland published a report 20th of October 2016 – Prescription for a Wonder Drug – which recommends that healthcare professionals should use every opportunity to recommend physical activity to patients who are sedentary or inactive.
It encourages them to use contacts with patients to ask them about the level of physical activity and to […]

Four Simple Tips to Get Motivated

By |August 19th, 2016|

As the summer comes to a close many will look towards September as the month where they get back into their gym routine. Perhaps the biggest obstacle awaiting is motivation or more importantly sustaining that initial drive to get yourself to the gym 3 days a week.

There is no magic trick here or self-help book […]

Recruiting 65+ Year Old Volunteers for a Physical Activity Study

By |March 17th, 2016|

James Timmons our Exercise Specialist and PhD Scholar is commencing his 2nd part of his Training Intervention study with Medfit Proactive Heathcare in partnership with University College Dublin and The Irish Research Council. This study will last 12 weeks from April through until the end of June. He is looking to recruit healthy 65+ Year […]

To Prevent Back Pain, Orthotics Are Out, Exercise Is In

By |February 1st, 2016|

Lower back pain is an almost universal if unwelcome experience. About 80 percent of those of us in the Western world can expect to suffer from disruptive lower back pain at some point in our lives. But if we begin and stick with the right type of exercise program, we might avoid a recurrence, according […]

Heading for a sugar crash landing

By |January 15th, 2016|

THERE is nothing sweet about Ireland’s sugar statistics. We are the fourth highest consumer of sugar in the world, according to Euromonitor research. Yes, the world, coming in behind the US, Germany and the Netherlands. “It’s shocking,” says Dr Eva Orsmond, who says she sees the effects of excessive sugar consumption daily at her clinics […]

Exercise helps manage hip arthritis pain

By |December 22nd, 2015|

(Reuters Health) – Water or land based exercise should provide some short-term benefit in pain management for hip osteoarthritis, though there are few well-designed trials testing it, according to a new review.

Americans develop three million new cases of osteoarthritis each year. Most vulnerable are those who are older, obese, have previous joint injuries, overuse, weak […]

Exercising when you’re 40 may be the most important time to slow aging

By |November 2nd, 2015|

We all know that exercise is critical to staying healthy and living longer. New research suggests that exercising after age 40, in whatever dose, may be the most critical time of all.

Paul Loprinzi and Jeremy Loenneke of the University of Mississippi, and Elizabeth Blackburn of the University of California, San Francisco (who was part of […]

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