Older men are missing out on routine osteoporosis tests

Are you surprised that men do not have bone density tests routinely? While all major health organizations recommend osteoporosis screening for women over 65, there are no consistent guidelines for screening older men. A new study presented at ACR Convergence (The American College Rheumatology’s annual meeting) highlighted this problem. Even after significant fractures, treatment rates …

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Hidden Health Risks of Isolation for Older Adults

old man doing fitness exercise to prevent health risk of isolation due to covid-19 pandemic

With the rapid rise of Covid-19 infected cases and hospital admissions, most countries have reintroduced movement restriction and social distancing rules. Once again, older adults, especially the 70+,  are advised to shelter at home to reduce  exposure to the life- threatening disease. And visits to long term care homes will be restricted. While these protective …

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Exercise to Strengthen Muscles to Prevent Fall

exercise to strengthen muscles is the best way to prevent fall.

Having strong bones and muscles is probably the best way to prevent fall. Public Health England has launched a report advising people to do regular exercises to strengthen their muscles and bones. Strong bone and muscle strength helps to maintain good balance. Aerobic exercise ensures good oxygenated blood reaching the brain and other vital organs. …

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Can We Prevent or Slow Down Sarcopenia?

Regular resistance training is a sure way to prevent sarcopenia.

Is it possible to prevent or reverse sarcopenia? Yes, if you would exercise regularly and take good nutritional diet. We know the importance of active lifestyle and exercise. And many of us already have the good habit of swimming, walking or jogging for a few times per week.  However, these aerobic exercises are great for …

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What Is Age Related Sarcopenia?

age related sarcopenia is a progressive loss of muscle mass and strength or function associated with aging

Having problem walking long distance, up a slope, or climbing stairs? The tired old legs are usually the first to warn that we are young no more…… If you don’t have other health problems, that feeling of low energy and decreasing physical strength is very likely due to sarcopenia. What is age related sarcopenia? Sarcopenia …

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Strength Exercise to Keep Active and Strong

Why are we promoting strength exercise? We lose some muscle mass naturally as we grow older, that explains the declining muscle power and strength in the elderly. This problem gets worse if we lead a sedentary lifestyle or become bedridden due to illness. But being old does not equate with weakness and frailty. Numerous studies …

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