Last week in London I met with two of the brightest lights in the UK’s community of physicians looking at Health 2.0. Annabel Bentley is the medical director and head of informatics at Bupa, the UK-based non-profit health insurer, which owns Health Dialog amongst many other activities, and is also a sponsor of the upcoming Health 2.0 Europe conference. Emma Stanton is a psychiatrist, round-the-world yachtswoman, and has just spent two years on assignment working with Sir Liam Donaldson the Chief Medical Officer in the UK, and is on her way to a Harkness fellowship in the US working with Don Berwick & Eliot Fisher. Not bad company!
Both will be speaking at Health 2.0 Europe on April 6–7 in Paris (and you should come too, you can register here!) and both of them gave me some gems about why they think Health 2.0 is important in this brief interview—captured in the glamorous location of the Bupa canteen.
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Cutting down weight would be an arduous task for some while impossible for others as it involves doing difficult workouts. However, swimming is much easier and has a host of health benefits to offer.
Swimming is considered to be one of the wonderful workouts for maintaining a healthy body. It not only helps to keep the body fit but also relaxes mind. During summer time, swimming helps to keep the body cool. For obese people, swimming could help a lot to cut down weight. Thus, swimming is very helpful in reducing weight and to achieve a good physical condition. Swimming is considered as effective as any cardio exercises such as running, and it also helps to strengthen muscles, which is beneficial while carrying out weight training exercises. Besides, there is a multitude of health benefits due to swimming which are as follows:
•To control blood pressure and cholesterol, swimming is considered as one of the best exercises as it helps blood circulation and improves functioning of heart.
•Swimming benefits lungs in many ways. Besides, it reduces the risk of stroke, heart attack and diabetes.
•For the people suffering from bone or joint pain, swimming helps a lot. In fact, it is one of the effective exercises for the people suffering from joint pain as water exerts less pressure on joints. It also improves scope for boosting physical activity. More importantly, it improves the flexibility of joints and helps a great deal to cut down weight.