EXERCISE AND DISEASE

EXERCISE AND DISEASE

It is time to talk about the health-giving properties of regular exercise and of high levels of cardio-respiratory fitness. Today’s post is an introduction to the idea that your long term health depends upon avoiding the degenerative diseases of later life which...
PREVENTING FRAILTY

PREVENTING FRAILTY

Frailty and physical fitness Frailty is mainly the result of an accumulation of long-term physical inactivity and one or more of the degenerative diseases associated with ageing. These are all promoted by lack of exercise and thus the main risk factor for the...
MORE ABOUT FRAILTY

MORE ABOUT FRAILTY

Testing for frailty Here is a test for frailty: Sit in an upright chair. Start your stopwatch, get up and walk 3 yards, turn round, return to your chair and sit down. A time of less than 10 seconds is normal, between 10 and 20 seconds is an indicator of encroaching...
FRAILTY and EXERCISE

FRAILTY and EXERCISE

We do not stop exercising because we grow old – we grow old because we stop exercising. Kenneth Cooper.   What is 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 of the...