Why do we Sweat?



By |May 10th, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Exercise Physiology

Article sourced from Dr Hazel Wallace, The Food Medic / Post written by regular contributor Assistant Professor in Sport and Exercise Science – Bryna Chrismas

To comprehend what exercise physiology is we need to understand the words ‘exercise’ and ‘physiology’; some history will help us.

The word ‘exercise’ originates from the Latin word exercitius, which means to ‘drive forth’, and ‘physiology’ […]

By |May 1st, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Is Health a Choice? Do you keep it NEAT?

Article by Gill Cummings-Bell BA (Hon’s) M.Sc. MBA. PGCE. MIfL

After 35 years in the health industry I have begun to question what it takes to make the choice to change your lifestyle and choose a healthier way of living. To make choices every day of good nutritious healthy food and fluid, plenty of rest and recuperation, […]

By |April 26th, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Finding your Inner Strength – the Importance of Training your Functional Core

Article by the Drummond Team

What is core stability, and what does “core stability training” involve? Typically, the aim of a core stability program is to strengthen the muscles that stabilise your lower back.  Transversus Abdominis, Rectus Abdominis, Multifidus and the Erector Spinae are just some of the muscles that are commonly thrown into the work-out.  Crunches, […]

By |February 25th, 2019|Article, Physiology|

Is it possible to drink too much water?

Article by Dr Paul Batman, PhD.

Over the past few years several fatalities have been reported on a number of long distance adventure treks. Initially health professionals were at a loss to explain why apparently healthy well-prepared trekkers could die on some of these walks. It was initially thought that these deaths must have been caused […]

By |November 29th, 2018|Article, Physiology|

Overweight and anxiety in the approach to Christmas – what to do?

The festive season is almost upon us – the thought alone can cause anxiety and stress – pressures of cooking large meals for volumes of family – (not to mention time spent with those trickier family members!), hectic schedules, the pressure to spend lots of money, no time for exercise, the list goes on!

 Some people […]

By |November 22nd, 2018|Article, Lifestyle, Physiology|

Can belly fat be harmful to our health?

By Dr Paul Batman, PhD

In the lead up to the Christmas period we always have the choice to either over indulge or control our holiday urges. Typically the first sign of overindulgence we notice is an increase in our belly fat! In the New Year we will look in the mirror and see these handles appearing […]

By |November 20th, 2018|Article, Physiology|

What happens when energy restricted diets are crossed with high intensity exercise?

By Dr Paul Batman, PhD. 

If we are on a healthy eating plan based on the current macronutrient portioning of food per day we are probably eating 2,000- 2,200 Kcal if we are female and approximately 2,600-2,800 Kcal if we are male. 

The food pyramid emphasises that our break up of K calories should be 50% carbohydrate, […]

By |October 18th, 2018|Article, Physiology|

Why Therapy Exercise?

Article by Gill Cummings-Bell BA (Hon’s) M.Sc. PGCE. MBA
Why Therapy Exercise?

 The key area for any therapy exercise is to be able to identify how exercise relates to the condition presented. Exercise therapists must have the skill to observe technique closely and be able to understand dysfunctional movement patterns caused by poor posture, musculo-skeletal injury or […]

By |September 25th, 2018|Anatomy, Article, Physiology|

Stop The Trots!

The truth about Runs & Runs
article by Alice Hector Drummond Clinic Ambassador and Professional Triathlete

Exercise helps stimulate the digestive system, which is a good thing, to a point. As Roald Dahl so eloquently put in his version of The Three Bears:

“An early morning stroll / Is good for people on the whole/ It makes your […]

By |August 20th, 2018|Article, Physiology|