FRAILTY Part 1

FRAILTY Part 1

‘We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising.’ Kenneth Cooper, pioneer of aerobic exercise Frailty  Frailty in old age is a huge and growing problem, and the role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of frailty is one...
OSTEOPOROSIS

OSTEOPOROSIS

‘Some people get all the breaks.’ ‘Get well soon’ card What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is the loss of calcium from bone with consequent fragility and increased risk of fracture. Our bones reach peak strength in our late teens/early twenties. After that it is all...
CANCER

CANCER

Cancers form a very large group of conditions which are extremely common causes of disease, disability, suffering and death. Nearly 40% of people will be diagnosed with one or another type of cancer in their lifetime and cancer causes nearly 30% of all deaths in the...
LUNG DISEASE

LUNG DISEASE

Lung disease encompasses a large collection of widely varying chest conditions. The commonest include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD – what used to be referred to as chronic bronchitis and/or emphysema), asthma and pulmonary fibrosis. They share the...
Dementia Part 3

Dementia Part 3

Exercise in the treatment of dementia My last two blogs have described some of the problems of dementia and how regular exercise can protect against the development of dementia later in life. How effective, however, may exercise be in treating dementia once it has set...