I hope you have found the last five blog posts informative. The infographic is a great way to get out a lot of information in an easily read format but sometimes it's nice to have a little more detail, and as I stated in the first post you can read the whole report with all the Activity guidelines for the various categories here....continue reading
"Older adults should break up prolonged periods of being sedentary with light activity when physically possible, or at least with standing "...continue reading
In Chichester feeling unsteady will ring true with many people with it's uneven pavements. Unfortunately not a lot can be done about the pavements but we can improve our balance....continue reading
What is getting a lot of press at the moment is the Build Strength part of the guidelines. It's always been there but it is now given greater emphasis as the evidence it helps maintain physical function, reduce the risk of falls, and help people feel more confident can not be overstated....continue reading
Be Active - Guidance for the Physical activity Guidelines for Older Adults 2019...continue reading
The new Physical Activity Guidelines were released yesterday and I thought I would take a short break from the falls prevention topic I was on to discuss them. Especially as I found out the other day my Mum doesn't even know them (and I can picture her reading that with an indignant look on her face so I will also point out she is active!)...continue reading
Whilst exercise is important to help improve your balance and strengthen your muscles here are some falls prevention tips in the home (where 65% of falls happen)....continue reading
Worried about exercise and falling?
It is common for people to worry so much about falling that they restrict their movement, unfortunately this is a vicious circle as you are more likely to fall if you spend long periods of time seated and don't do any exercise.Continue reading
Osteoarthritis can be seen as a reason to avoid exercise. However a great infographic from the Institute of Bone and Joint Research shows that even if walking and doing some exercise may hurt the answer is not to avoid those activities as they are both important.
Osteoarthritis in the knee and exercise.
Exercise can play a vital role in managing osteoarthritis. People are often fearful of exercising the affected joint in case it causes further pain and damage yet this review of studies done on exercise programmes states "People with OA should be reassured that it is unlikely to exacerbate their pain if performed using the appropriate methods and at the appropriate dose."