NEVER Overlook The Power Of Exercise : The Underused Medicine


The late gentleman, comic, actor and all round genius that was Robin Williams was known for his emotional instability, he was an obsessive sort of chap according to sources close to him. Computer games was one of his addictions, which he felt compounded his depression and general low moods.

On the other hand, EXERCISE (particularly cycling) was his release:

One of Robin’s close friends said:

“Robin loved to cycle and staying fit and active, however, the fear of losing control of one's body, and not being able to exercise - which is a major mood elevator for lots of athletes - was frightening to him”.

Williams' said: "Cycling saved my life… "

Cycling was his release, exercise kept him sane, but once his Parkinson’s diagnosis began to take a hold he seemed to deteriorate emotionally. Parkinson’s is a chronic degenerative condition, this further compounded Robin’s mood and depression, but what is clear is that exercise picked him up, exercise was his medicine.

If you want to maximise wellbeing, health and prosperity, NEVER overlook exercise, it’s a natural human endeavour, it’s as important to us as the air we breathe.


The Telegraph, (2015).  Robin Williams couldn’t bear 'seeing his senses being stripped away' by Parkinson’s, friend reveals. Retrieved 5th June, 2015, from



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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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