New Physical Activity Guidelines 2019 The Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has recently updated the exercise recommendations for all age groups. I will discuss the recommendations for adults, but the link has the full recommendations. New Physical Activity Guidelines New Guidelines Previous guidelines recommended that adults should partake of 150 minutes (2 and a ½ hours) of moderate […]Read More New Physical Activity Guidelines 2019
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 […]Read More Older adults and probiotics
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, […]Read More Teeth and heart health
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 […]Read More Have a read…
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 […]Read More The cost of inactivity as we age
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 […]Read More Is the message getting through?
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 […]Read More Frailty