Exercise and longevity Part 2

Exercise and longevity Part 2

Last week I talked about the connection between exercise “volume” and length of life. A bit more on this:  What sort of exercise? Aerobic exercise is more effective for prolonging life than muscle strengthening, but a combination of the two has the...
Exercise and longevity – Part 1

Exercise and longevity – Part 1

‘I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.’ Woody Allen Length of life – lifespan The bottom line – how long you live. There is no answer to the question ‘What is normal life expectancy?’ but it is certain that our...
Frailty & Care of the Elderly

Frailty & Care of the Elderly

I have now sent you five blogs expressing the view that frailty is not inevitable – it is preventable. If everyone was more physically active the prevalence of frailty would fall and over time the number of frail elderly would progressively decrease –...
Frailty Part 5

Frailty Part 5

I thought that I might have exhausted this topic with four blogs on the subject – but i have touched on one aspect which needs a bit more attention. The provision of care for those who need it The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) has...