LONGEVITY Part 1

LONGEVITY Part 1

This is the bottom line – how long you live. As I have banged on about in the previous blogs, I regard  healthspan as more important that lifespan, but no-one want to die sooner than necessary. As the old question goes – “who wants to live to be 90?”...
YOGA

YOGA

  Guest Blog This week’s offering is a departure – a guest blog. It has been submitted by Melina at lotuskitty, a website dedicated to Yoga. Find it at www.lotuskitty.com It is my hope that as many people as possible should become as physically active...
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...
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...