THE SOCIAL & ECONOMIC COSTS OF INACTIVITY Part 2

THE SOCIAL & ECONOMIC COSTS OF INACTIVITY Part 2

While the NHS provides some social care services to those with significant health-related care needs, most publicly funded care in England is organised and paid for by local councils.  Adult social care spending accounts for more than one-third of councils’ overall spending on local services (excluding education). Last year’s social care budget was £22 billion.

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

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...
EXERCISE AND OSTEOPOROSIS

EXERCISE AND OSTEOPOROSIS

What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is the process of loss of calcium from bone with consequent fragility and increased risk of fracture. We start to lose bone strength from the age of about 35 and the loss continues throughout life but becomes more rapid in women...