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1809, 2020

The case for staying active during the COVID-19 pandemic

By |September 18th, 2020|

The case for physical exercise and improved immunity According to this article in the US National Library of Medicine, "in April 17th 2020, the number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 worldwide was over 2.2-million with more than 154,000 deaths. Government shielding orders have restricted the movement of people around the globe in an attempt to minimize the spread and [...]

2003, 2020

Supporting your resilience & immunity to COVID-19

By |March 20th, 2020|

From Dr Sabine Donnai, Chief Executive of Viavi Supporting the immune system is not possible through isolated individual actions. A combination of behaviours to support the immune system and an absence of behaviours that depress the immune system should be the key strategy for individuals at this time. Nutritional Support to fight COVID-19 Our standard dietary principles still apply during [...]

112, 2019

Exercising after cancer – Dawn’s story

By |December 1st, 2019|

Cancer Research guidelines - exercising after cancer When it comes to exercising after cancer treatment, are no general UK guidelines, according to Cancer Research. However a number of studies conclude that exercise after cancer is safe, and helpful, and it can improve your quality of life, while helping you feel better. There is also evidence that an exercise programme can [...]

2011, 2019

Exercise with M.E. and CFS in a gym

By |November 20th, 2019|

Meet our featured member, Claire Ross, who was diagnosed with ME & CFS - here she tells us how Viavi:be is part of her exercise programme and what benefits the Viavi:be health gym approach offers her: Claire's story - increasing energy & gaining strength Early in 2016 I became aware of increasing tiredness (which to be honest I [...]

811, 2019

Exercise after a stroke – joining a gym to recover after a stroke

By |November 8th, 2019|

Meet our featured member, Emily Johnstone, who has suffered a stroke which left her in a wheelchair - here she tells us how Viavi:be is part of her programme of exercise after a stroke and what benefits the Viavi:be health gym approach offers her: Emily's story - exercise after a stroke We were driving home after my daughter’s 2nd birthday [...]

1010, 2019

Exercise with cancer

By |October 10th, 2019|

One of the questions we are frequently asked in both our London medical centre and our Oxford Health Gym is ‘Am I okay to exercise with cancer?’. Our response is always unequivocal – ‘It’s not just okay, it’s essential!’. Exercise and cancer care A recent study by MacMillan Cancer support found only a fifth of patients who have been [...]

1209, 2019

The role of physical activity in managing your health

By |September 12th, 2019|

“If exercise could be packaged in a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.” - Robert Butler, National Institute on Aging Physical Activity and your health It has never been clearer that participation in physical activity is an essential means through which an individual can directly impact their current and future health [...]

1407, 2019

Exercise and Cancer Care

By |July 14th, 2019|

How exercise can be a key component of cancer care after diagnosis There has never been a clearer understanding of the role an unhealthy lifestyle plays in the development of chronic disease and in particular cancer. A lifestyle incorporating low movement levels, poor nutrition, smoking, high psychological stress and excessive body fat will increase [...]

2105, 2019

How to put your diabetes into remission

By |May 21st, 2019|

Is there a cure for diabetes? Wondering how to put your diabetes into remission? More people than ever are at risk of Type 2 diabetes. If nothing changes, more than five million people will have diabetes in the UK by 2025. This disease of blood sugar threatens the very existence of the NHS through the cost of treatment and the [...]

2104, 2019

Physical activity in older adults – what are the long term benefits?

By |April 21st, 2019|

It would be fair to say most people feel confused about some aspect of what it now means to lead a ‘healthy lifestyle’. Physical activity in older adults What does the research say? The rise of the number of studies conducted about health and wellbeing, combined with strong, often polarising, industry biases [...]

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