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Benefits of exercise

Benefits of exercise
Step right up! It's the miracle cure we've all been waiting for. It can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and cancer by up to 50% and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%. It’s free, easy to take, has an immediate effect and you don’t need a GP to get some. Its name? Exercise. Click on the links below to find out if you're doing enough for your age: Exercise is the miracle cure we’ve always had, but for too long we’ve neglected to take our recommended dose. This is no snake oil. People who do regular activity have a lower risk of many chronic diseases, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. Research shows that physical activity can also boost self-esteem, mood, sleep quality and energy, as well as reducing your risk of stress, depression, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Health benefits Given the overwhelming evidence, it seems obvious that we should all be physically active. What counts? A modern problem

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Sportswear-makers: The adidas method A Stella success TEN years ago sportswear-makers were cramming ever more features and futuristic designs into their products. They were convinced that the consumer bought, say, training shoes based on their technical specifications. But in 2004 James Carnes, today adidas’s creative director for sportswear, and a Danish consultant named Mikkel Rasmussen met at a conference in Oslo at which Mr Rasmussen challenged this notion.

Doctors urged to promote the 'miracle cure' of regular exercise Doctors should give clear messages to patients about the benefits of 30 minutes of exercise five times a week – which can be a “miracle cure”, according to a report. Medical practitioners are being urged not to avoid awkward conversations about lifestyle, as a report from the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges says regular exercise is often more effective than pills. “Don’t be preachy or reprimand,” the report, written for the academy by Scarlett McNally, an orthopaedic surgeon, advises doctors.

Physical Activity Network Public health is everyone's responsibility and there is a role for all of us, working in partnership, to tackle these challenges. Too many of us are eating too much, drinking too much and not doing enough physical activity. Creating the right environment can empower and support people to make informed, balanced choices that will help them lead healthier lives. The Public Health Responsibility Deal aims to tap into the potential for businesses and other influential organisations to make a significant contribution to improving public health by helping us to create this environment. Since it's launch, ukactive has been a major supporter of the Responsibility Deal, working in partnership with the Department of Health.

Nike - Statistics & Facts Nike, Inc. is the world's largest supplier and manufacturer of athletic shoes, apparel and other sports equipment. The company employed about 44,000 people worldwide and in 2012, Nike's global revenue amounted to about 24.13 billion U.S. dollars. The North American region of Nike generated the largest portion of the company's revenue that year, approximately 8.84 billion U.S. dollars. Of that 8.84 billion U.S. dollars, the Oregon based company's athletic footwear segment generated about 5.9 billion U.S. dollars. Nike attributes a lot of its success to the brands worldwide marketing campaign which uses sponsorship agreements with celebrity athletes, professional sports teams and college athletic teams to use their products and in return promote their technology and design.

Activities for the elderly Physical activity and exercise can help you stay healthy, energetic and independent as you get older. Many adults aged 65 and over spend on average 10 hours or more each day sitting or lying down, making them the most sedentary age group. They're paying a high price for their inactivity, with higher rates of falls, obesity, heart disease and early death compared with the general population.

National picture The number of adults who play sport at least once a week is on the rise – but just over half of all adults play no sport. Sport England’s data for 2012/13 shows that: 15.5 million adults (16+) now play sport at least once a week. Sportswear in the United Kingdom Executive Summary The traditional powerhouses of the UK sportswear world (adidas, Nike and Reebok) are set to be challenged by fast-fashion giant H&M, after it announced that it would be launching a dedicated activewear concept, H&M Sport, in 2014. It is following in the footsteps of other fast-fashion giants Gap and Uniqlo, which have also launched their own sports apparel ranges.

untitled The benefits of exercise are highlighted in a lengthy and growing list compiled by the American College of Sports Medicine. Long recognized as one of the best forms of preventive medicine, exercise is as good or better than medication for treatment of a wide range of ailments, recent studies indicate. Among these: Heart disease, stroke risk and diabetes: The use of drugs and exercise produced almost the same results, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the London School of Economics found in a 2013 study. London 2012: Rise in playing sport 'evidence of Olympic effect' The government has claimed that a rise in the number of people playing sport once a week is evidence that the promised sporting legacy from the London 2012 Games is starting to bear fruit, although the number of young people participating continues to decline. Figures released on Friday by Sport England show that 15.3m people aged 16 and over are playing sport at least once a week, an increase of 500,000 on six months ago and a rise of 1.3m on when London won the bid to stage the Games in 2005-06. The increase has been largely driven by rises in the number of people running and cycling, a trend partly put down to the investment of Sky in British cycling and that sport's Olympic success, as well as increases in the numbers boxing, playing table tennis and netball. But Lord Coe's promise to inspire a generation through sport by hosting the Games is still a long way from being realised, according to the latest Active People survey.

How sportswear became fashionable An affirmative revolution is happening: more and more of us are regularly exercising, and wearing the leggings to prove it. In response, the likes of Nike are becoming not only fashion brands, but communities BY Lisa Armstrong | 12 November 2014 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley makes sportswear into daywear, courtesy of a Givenchy handbag Photo: REX Twenty-five million women currently train with Nike's two training apps, nike+running and nike+training. Death by effectiveness: exercise as medicine caught in the efficacy trap! + Author Affiliations Correspondence to Dr Chris Beedie, Department of Psychology, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales SY23 3UX, UK; chb44@aber.ac.uk Accepted 21 January 2015 Published Online First 12 February 2015 Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) has had a good run. For a while it was the low-cost magic bullet.

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