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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Are You Ready for tai chi?

Tai chi or taiji, is a form of Chinese martial arts. It is a popular exercise usually practiced for health, although it can be used in combat too. It helps to improve muscular strength, balance and coordination. Tai chi is characterized by slow flowing movements, relaxed but mindful, almost like meditation in motion. In China, …

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Alcoholism Among Elderly

There is a rising problem of alcoholism among the elderly. Recent studies show that the over 65s in Britain and elsewhere drink more heavily than previous generations of seniors. Alcoholism is associated with many medical, social and economic problems. Older people who drink heavily also subject themselves to fall injuries, dementia, liver disease, heart disease …

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