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Exercise across the cancer continuum

In this video, Cuisle describes the benefits of exercise for patients across the cancer continuum. A startling statistic from the International Agency for Research on Cancer describes that 25% of …

The anti-inflammatory effect of exercise

The main job of the immune system is to protect the body against infection and harmful stimuli. It does this by mounting an inflammatory response that involves activation of immune …

Exercise for brain health

In this video, Aine explores the interaction between physical activity and the brain, and describes how exercise can be beneficial for patients with dementia, depression, schizophrenia and Parkinson’s disease. Having …

Exercise prescription for type 2 diabetes patients

Following on from the previous step on exercise intolerance in type 2 diabetes patients, this article looks at some of the exercise recommendations for this clinical cohort. Exercise recommendations The …

Lower exercise capacity in type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is a common disease that is growing at epidemic proportions. By 2035, approximately 592 million people worldwide are predicted to be diagnosed with T2D. In this …

Clinical paediatric populations

Exercise plays an important role in the treatment of specific clinical paediatric populations. In this step we will discuss the evidence supporting exercise for three populations; children with Cerebral Palsy, …

Welcome back

Welcome back to Week 2 of the course. This week we will be looking at exercise for the treatment of disease, and we are joined by Dr Mikel Egana and …

Case Study: Mary

In the last step, we described five ways of measuring physical activity. It is important to think about which method is most appropriate for specific patients. Take a look at …

What have you learned this week?

This week we have given a broad introduction to exercise prescription for the treatment of disease and you have: Examined different ways of measuring physical activity Explored exercise prescription in …

Physiological responses to chronic exercise

Our bodies change shape, size and functional capacity in response to chronic, or repeated activity. Similarly to the previous step, Aine describes the body’s physiological changes to chronic exercise. Having …