HAPPY NEW YEAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Now is the accepted time to make your annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving the road to hell with them as usual.   Mark Twain New Year Resolutions NY resolutions are defined by their seeming need for self-denial. No-one resolves to eat more chocolate...
CHRISTMAS

CHRISTMAS

Eating at Christmas In 2018 the The Tax Payers’ Alliance released its ‘Nanny State approved Christmas lunch’. The Alliance claimed to have followed NHS nutritional guidelines to calculate “what a public health puritan approved Christmas lunch would look like”. Here is...
FRAILTY PART 4

FRAILTY PART 4

Healthspan The desirability of decreasing the period of dependency at the end of life cannot be overstated. We are living longer but as our lives extend so also do the years of end-of-life illness and dependency. These are the characteristic of frailty. We should...
FRAILTY PART 3

FRAILTY PART 3

Age and Physical fitness Cardiorespiratory fitness increases through childhood to reach its peak by late teens to early twenties. But once you have a sitting down job it starts to decline and does so steadily over the next few decades – by between 1 and 2% a...
FRAILTY PART 2

FRAILTY PART 2

Frailty and Physical Fitness Several surveys have highlighted the low level of fitness in the general population and all confirm the progressive reduction which occurs with increasing age. However physical capacity becomes increasingly important as age increases. For...