Older adults and probiotics

An ageing population The UK is an ageing society, with numbers of over 85’s predicted to rise year on year. Interestingly there is no agreed definition of an ‘older adult’. The Chief Medical Officer’s guidelines for physical activity define an older adult as someone aged 65 or older. Sport England’s active ageing work focuses on […]

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Teeth and heart health

  A client recently asked me about oral health. Well, I’m obviously not a dentist, but was happy to pass on advice and information that I was aware of. After all, our oral health is part of our overall health, and can affect many aspects of our well being- not just our ability to eat, […]

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Have a read…

There is a video that goes with this poem that they love showing us during Nurse training days. It always makes me feel sad; but it is also a gentle reminder that older people have so much to offer, have led such amazing lives, and that it is never too late to carry on growing […]

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The cost of inactivity as we age

Reimagining Ageing I recently read an article by UK Active, which I found really interesting. A new report by Sheffield Hallum University, UK Active and DataHub, ‘Reimagining ageing’ reveals how we should become more active as we age, and not less. Reimaging Ageing Ageing itself does not cause health problems I have to confess that […]

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Is the message getting through?

  Last weekend (12th January 2019) I attended the ‘Wales Exercise Medicine Symposium’. Others taking part were GP’s, Allied Health Professionals and Fitness Specialists: likeminded people wanting to learn more, share experiences and spread the word about the importance of physical activity. I thought I would take this opportunity to share some of what was […]

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Frailty

There is no universally accepted definition of the word ‘frailty’. Frailty is linked to getting older, loosely it means an individual becomes less able to cope with environmental stresses. This may just be a change to their medication, an illness or environmental changes; but the change causes stress which in turn over time may cause […]

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Abdominal Fat & Ageing

My stomach is fat! If you think that your belly fat is growing and getting harder to shift, you are most probably right. Intra-abdominal fat DOES increase with age. Read on…. All of my older clients- yes all of them, worry about their abdominal fat. This despite having a healthy body mass index (BMI), and […]

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