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...
Physical fitness vital to health

Physical fitness vital to health

Book update Last week I told you about my new book, “Get off the Couch, Before it’s too late! All the whys and wherefores of exercise.” I explained that I was having problems with the Amazon listing. I am pleased to say that the Amazon problem is...
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...
FRAILTY PART 1

FRAILTY PART 1

The genesis of Frailty For the past six months I have been writing about all the degenerative diseases which assail us as the years go by. These are the Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) which wear us down and, if they don’t kill us by then, lead to FRAILTY...