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World Stroke Day

29Oct

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Today is World Stroke Day, strokes are the third most common cause of death and the commonest cause of disability in the UK but you can help prevent them. Strokes can happen to anyone but you have the power to … Continue reading

  

Summary – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

15Sep

I hope you have found the last five blog posts informative. The infographic is a great way to get out a lot of information in an easily read format but sometimes it’s nice to have a little more detail, and … Continue reading

  

Summary – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

15Sep

I hope you have found the last five blog posts informative. The infographic is a great way to get out a lot of information in an easily read format but sometimes it’s nice to have a little more detail, and … Continue reading

  

Sit Less (Minimise Sedentary time) – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

14Sep

Inforgraphic showing that you should sit less and minimise sedentary time.

“Older adults should break up prolonged periods of being sedentary with light activity when physically possible, or at least with standing ” The message is to sit less as prolonged sedentary behaviour is associated with many poor health and functional … Continue reading

  

Sit Less (Minimise Sedentary time) – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

14Sep

Inforgraphic showing that you should sit less and minimise sedentary time.

“Older adults should break up prolonged periods of being sedentary with light activity when physically possible, or at least with standing ” The message is to sit less as prolonged sedentary behaviour is associated with many poor health and functional … Continue reading

  

Improve Balance – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

12Sep

Improve Balance part of the Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

In Chichester feeling unsteady will ring true with many people with it’s uneven pavements. Unfortunately not a lot can be done about the pavements but we can improve our balance. Along with building our strength the Improve Balance section has … Continue reading

  

Improve Balance – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

12Sep

Improve Balance part of the Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

In Chichester feeling unsteady will ring true with many people with it’s uneven pavements. Unfortunately not a lot can be done about the pavements but we can improve our balance. Along with building our strength the Improve Balance section has … Continue reading

  

Build Strength – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

11Sep

Build Strength Chief Medical Officer Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

What is getting a lot of press at the moment is the Build Strength part of the guidelines. It’s always been there but it is now given greater emphasis as the evidence it helps maintain physical function, reduce the risk … Continue reading

  

Build Strength – Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

11Sep

Build Strength Chief Medical Officer Physical Activity Guidelines 2019

What is getting a lot of press at the moment is the Build Strength part of the guidelines. It’s always been there but it is now given greater emphasis as the evidence it helps maintain physical function, reduce the risk … Continue reading

  

Be Active – Physical activity Guidelines

10Sep

Be Active Physical Activity Guidelines Infographic 2019

Be Active – Guidance for the Physical activity Guidelines for Older Adults 2019 “Each week older adults should aim to accumulate at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic activity, building up gradually from current levels. Those who are already … Continue reading

  

Physical Activity Guidelines – Part 1

8Sep

Describes the new physical activity guidelines for older adults

The new Physical Activity Guidelines were released yesterday and I thought I would take a short break from the falls prevention topic I was on to discuss them. Especially as I found out the other day my Mum doesn’t even … Continue reading

  

Falls prevention tips in the home

5Sep

balance exercise showing a man standing sideways with one foot in front of the other helps to improve balance. Falls Prevention in the home.

Whilst exercise is important to help improve your balance and strengthen your muscles here are some falls prevention tips in the home. Make sure that your lighting is good enough you can see. If you need to go to the … Continue reading

  

Worried about exercising and falling?

29Aug

It is common for people to worry so much about falling that they restrict their movement, unfortunately this is a vicious circle as you are more likely to fall if you spend long periods of time seated and don’t do … Continue reading

  

Exercise and Falling

29Aug

Worried about exercise and falling? It is common for people to worry so much about falling that they restrict their movement, unfortunately this is a vicious circle as you are more likely to fall if you spend long periods of … Continue reading

  

Can you exercise if you have osteoarthritis?

23Feb

an infographic showing the benefits of exercising with osteoarthritis

  Osteoarthritis can be seen as a reason to avoid exercise. However a great infographic from the Institute of Bone and Joint Research shows that even if walking and doing some exercise may hurt the answer is not to avoid … Continue reading

  

Osteoarthritis in the knee and exercise.

13Nov

Exercise can play a vital role in managing osteoarthritis. People are often fearful of exercising the affected joint in case it causes further pain and damage yet this review of studies done on exercise programmes states  “People with OA should be … Continue reading

  

Yoga and Lower Back Pain

4Jul

In a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Boston Medical Center researchers found that yoga classes specifically designed for chronic lower back pain (my italics!) helped patients feel better. In light of this those with non-specific Lower … Continue reading

  

Tips for exercising safely in the sun

19Jun

Photo of sunny beach

Don’t use the sun as an excuse not to exercise but use these handy tips to ensure you stay healthy. 1)      Keep hydrated – make sure you have a water bottle with you and take sips during your session and … Continue reading

  

Just an hour a week….

15Jun

Photo of a weight, towel and bottle of water

New research has shown that just an hour a week of resistance exercise can lower the risk of metabolic syndrome (cardiovascular risk factors such as overweight, high blood pressure and elevated blood sugar). You don’t have to leave your house … Continue reading

  

Do you feel to old to start exercising?

14Jan

post exercise

According to the findings of a study from the University of Dundee, published in the journal Age and Ageing, the most powerful ‘deterrent’ among the over-65s is a lack of interest, and disbelief that exercise can enhance and/or lengthen life. … Continue reading

  

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