Physical

Update 1st October -

10 Ways to Improve Your Life With Arthritis
People living with arthritis are often dismayed by how much the disease steals from their lives. Physical limitations imposed by arthritis -- caused by chronic pain, chronic fatigue, stress and more -- can narrow their world and interrupt living a "normal life."Read More

Update 1st September

Fall Prevention Program for Seniors - Three Steps to Fewer Falls
Did you know that each year one in three people over the age of sixty will experience a fall? Ouch! In this article, we will discuss a fall prevention program that involves balance exercises, leg exercises, and the elimination of tripping hazards in your home.Read More
Adapt Your Home for Arthritis
Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis can make it more difficult to perform everyday tasks. Although you may find fiddly tasks such as turning stove dials more tricky, arthritis needn’t stop you from living a normal life. Use these tips to adapt your home and help you enjoy each day.Know More

Update 1st August -

Ageing and Disability
Disability in old age is not inevitable, but the risk of becoming disabled increases in later years. For many people, becoming old and disabled is a frightening prospect – not just because it means they cannot do things as before, but because of the severe poverty and isolation that it can bring.Read More
Eight Steps to Prevent Osteoporosis
As a teenager, I was pretty good at losing weight, whittling my 5-foot-5-inch frame down to 104 pounds. And although I was never diagnosed with an eating disorder, I stopped getting my period for about four years. Now ... I weigh 138 and haven't dieted in over a decade. I drink milk and eat yogurt, and my periods have been like clockwork since college. So I was stunned to hear from osteoporosis experts that when I hit menopause, I could be at high risk for this silent, bone-weakening disease.Read in Detail

Update 1st July -

Growing Older, Staying Strong
Sarcopenia is a significant yet overlooked problem in the older population. Analogous to the loss of bone mass commonly known as osteoporosis, sarcopenia is the loss of muscle mass, which results in the loss of strength. Like osteoporosis, sarcopenia can have devastating consequences for an older individual, who can experience difficulty bathing, dressing, or other daily activities. Sarcopenia puts older persons at risk of sustaining a fall or simply being unable to care for themselves.Read more
Hip Protectors Won't Prevent Fractures in Elderly
The use of energy-absorbing hip protector pads won't prevent hip fractures, new research suggests.Know more
The Role of Physical Activity in Healthy Ageing
Ageing is an integral, natural part of life. The way in which we grow old and experience this process, our health and functional ability all depend not only on our genetic makeup, but also (and importantly) on what we have done during our lives; on what sort of things we have encountered in the course of our lifetime; on how and where we have lived our lives. Lifespan is defined as the maximum survival potential for a particular species. In human beings, the lifespan is thought to be about 110 to 115 years (Matteson 1997). Life expectancy, then, is defined as the average observed years of life from birth or any stated age. Read in Detail

Update 15th May -

Arthritis - Info-Sheet for Seniors
There are many forms of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form and the most frequent joint disorder in seniors. It is also one of the major reasons why seniors limit their activities. Arthritis is due to the wearing down of cartilage, which is the material that cushions the ends of the bones. Some researchers believe that when the joints are unable to react properly to stress, the cartilage is damaged. This leads to the development of arthritis.Read More
Joint pain should be controlled not ignored
Many of us assume that joint pain is a normal part of aging and therefore, the pain is likely here to stay. Nothing could be further from the truth, say medical professionals, especially with the advancement in treatment options that include exercise, foods, and alternative dietary supplements. The first step however is to accurately diagnose the source of your pain. It might surprise you to learn that many people try to ignore it. For example, research data reveals that one in five people say they have chronic pain (such as that caused by arthritis) but nearly half say they don't know what's causing it. Many people wait, hoping the body will heal itself, but that's no remedy. If you do have joint pain, it's important for a doctor to examine you and tell you why.Read More
Hand Book for Physical Activity Guide to healthy active leaving
It is a Guide to help you make wise choices about physical activity. Choices that will improve your health, help prevent disease, and allow you to get the most out of life. Read More
Exercise Prescriptions for Active Seniors
Exercise is perhaps the best 'medication' healthcare providers can prescribe for their geriatric patients. Increasing fitness by participating in a regular exercise program can reduce the effects of aging that lead to functional declines and poor health. By exercising modestly and regularly, elderly patients can substantially lower their risk of death from coronary artery disease, colon cancer, and complications of diabetes. Even for those who start between the ages of 60 and 75, regular exercise can reduce overall mortality rates. Elderly patients can benefit tremendously from a comprehensive exercise prescription.Read More
Active Ageing
Creating Communities for Active Aging: People of all ages can benefit from regular, moderate physical activity. A 67-year old who takes a brisk 30-minute walk most days, and does stretching and strengthening exercises one or two days a week, will not only increase her chances of living a longer life, she will also be less likely to develop the chronic diseases—from diabetes to depression—that can occur in later life. Read More
Toolkit:White paper on Active Aging
The purpose of this Toolkit is to provide specific interventions and programs to improve health and functional ability, to promote independence, and to prevent chronic disease and disability in older adults. The Toolkit allows healthcare providers to more effectively communicate with patients, including specific strategies for changing perceptions and behaviors toward physical activity, guidelines, educational materials, and research to support evidence-based practice. Read More
Senior Marathon Training Program
A special schedule designed for experienced runners, who want to keep their weekly mileage relatively low. Read More
Senior Fitness and Sports
Regular exercise will help protect you from chronic disease, improve your mood and lower your chances of injury. The older you are, the more you have to gain from exercise. All it takes is 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Read More
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