Tag Archives: Physical exercise

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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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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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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Resistance Training


By Murtaza Ahmed MD In the previous post I talked about why you should exercise, but when it comes to exercise there are two major types, aerobic (‘cardio’) and resistance.  These two forms of training are very different in their execution … Continue reading

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Why EVERYONE should exercise


 By Murtaza Ahmed MD When it comes to our health, exercise is one of the most powerful tools we have at our disposal, yet so many of us choose not to utilize it and aren’t gaining the benefits it offers.  … Continue reading

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Why do we gain weight? – Energy Balance


By Murtaza Ahmed MD A lot of the information you read out there on random websites is based on nothing more than people’s opinions or experiences.  Although this can sometimes carry some merit it should be taken very carefully as … Continue reading

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