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?”...
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...
EXERCISE AND THE MANAGEMENT OF CANCER

EXERCISE AND THE MANAGEMENT OF CANCER

Exercise in the treatment of cancer Exercise is attracting increasing attention as a treatment for cancers. Regular exercise can reduce the recurrence of some cancers after treatment with drugs, radiation and/or surgery – and also prolong life. In one study of...
 EXERCISE AND CANCER

 EXERCISE AND 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...