Author Archives: Murtaza Ahmed MD

About Murtaza Ahmed MD

Dr Murtaza Ahmed is a General Practitioner sub-specializing in the field of Sports, Exercise and Nutritional Medicine. He graduated from The University of Nottingham, England, and in addition to his medical qualification he holds a Masters in Sports and Exercise Medicine (MSc), Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMedSci) and Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP London).

The 35-45 Year Old Health Check – (Part 2)- The History


By Murtaza Ahmed MD Many people have come to think that the bulk of a health check consists of blood tests.  While blood tests are very important and have their role, they are by no means the be all and … Continue reading

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The 35-45 Year-Old Health Check – (Part 1) – Why is it so important?


By Murtaza Ahmed MD  As I mentioned in my previous post, the obesity epidemic, one of the most common presentations of the 35-45 year old  patient is for a ‘general health check’.  There is something about this age that makes … Continue reading

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The Obesity Epidemic – Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late


By Murtaza Ahmed MD There is no doubt that the third, fourth and fifth decades of life are a crucial and important period of life when it comes to our health and well being.  This is the transition stage from … Continue reading

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Secret to the Ultimate Six Pack – Revealed


By Murtaza Ahmed MD The six-pack.  The holy grail for many health enthusiasts, amateurs, and members of the general public alike.  Every health magazine cover boasts a model with washboard abs and those who cast eyes upon them dream that … Continue reading

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Excuses not to Exercise – Part 1 – Knee Pain and Osteoarthritis


  By Murtaza Ahmed MD As a doctor I spend a lot of my day listening to excuses as to why people can’t exercise.  As I have repeatedly reinforced in previous posts, exercise is one of the most important treatments … Continue reading

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Exercise and Coronary Artery Disease – Is it Safe and Should I Be Doing It?


By Murtaza Ahmed MD Time after time I come across patients who are suffering from stable coronary artery disease (CAD) who, through no fault of their own, are under the impression that they can’t partake in any form of ‘strenuous’ … Continue reading

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Protein Supplements : The Truth Revealed


  By Murtaza Ahmed MD There is no denying that protein is an extremely important substance when it comes to exercise.  Skeletal muscles compile approximately 40% of the bodyweight of the average person, and hold about 60% of the bodies … Continue reading

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Is it safe for children to lift weights?


  By Murtaza Ahmed MD Over the past couple of decades there has been an explosion in awareness of the importance of physical exercise to the health of wellbeing of the population.  As a result there has been an increase … Continue reading

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Help! I’m fat and on a diet but can’t seem to lose any weight.


By Murtaza Ahmed MD “I just don’t understand. I’ve tried every diet under the sun, I hardly eat anything, I’m exercising, but I just can’t seem to lose any weight. There must be something medically wrong with me!” This is … Continue reading

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Will My Muscle Turn to Fat if I Stop Lifting Weights?


  By Murtaza Ahmed MD One of the most damaging but commonly believed myths out there about exercise is the thought that if you stop exercising, all of the muscle that you have built or developed will be converted to. … Continue reading

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