New trends emerge in health and fitness every now and again: pilates, yoga, zumba, jazzercise, hot yoga, and P90x have all taken the world by storm. A new trend in health and fitness is the use of gaming to improve health, as much recent research suggests that gaming can be good for your health.
Gaming is so good for your health that clinicians have even begun to use video games in their practice. For example, gaming can be used to treat and aid in the recovery from
Choice is key when it comes to improving osteoarthritis symptoms through exercise, highlights a new study in Clinical Rheumatology.
A total of 69 older people with knee osteoarthritis were split into groups: a supervised community-based or unsupervised walking programme. Six months later, people who expressed a preference, either for the supervised or unsupervised programme, and who were assigned to their preferred choice of programme were more likely to continue with the
Bidet: A strange object shaped like a
Blogging is a great way to share stories, information, personal experiences and practical advice from all corners of the world. It can bring people together in remarkable ways, particularly when the article is uplifting, inspiring or even when they touch a nerve and are hard to read for their brutal honesty.
When a blog is written about something personal, such as dealing with a medical condition or life changing experience, good or bad, it gives the reader an insight
Supporting family and friends as they get older
Kathy Lawrence is co-founder of the When They Get Older web site.
When my parents first began to need real help I was so grateful to have friends who could give me the benefit of their experience. But there was still an awful lot to learn. From how the NHS works to why you need power of attorney and how to choose a care home, most of us are entering uncharted territory as our ageing friends and relatives need more support.
The “uncaring face” of Social Services
This month’s blog is giving a voice to a disabled woman and her experience of being disabled in 2015. In this, we can get an idea of how effectively disability services are supporting people who need their support.
“I am disabled and have had a care package for many years because I can’t use my hands properly and have trouble standing or walking.
Now that Social Services are having their budgets
Hearing loss can affect people from all walks of life and at any age. The two most common causes of hearing loss are age related known as presbyacusis and noise induced hearing loss often abbreviated to NIHS. Together the two causes (as well as other less common causes) are believed to impair the lives of over 9 million UK residents (source: The RNID).
In both cases the contributing factor that leads to reduced hearing is linked to the inner ear tiny hair cells that either die or
Seniors Helping Seniors, Canterbury & and Thanet
In our aging population, helping our older people live well is becoming increasingly vital to the health of our community and to the survival of our families. How we look after the less able members of our community is a strong indicator for our values, and the growth in ‘social enterprise’ or peer-to-peer exchanges of goods and services, driven by online technology, is starting to impact
We’re often told we have to exercise more and yet just the word can put people off! But what about the people who would like to exercise but can’t? The ones the fitness magazines with their six-packs and perfectly toned bodies often overlook? Those with disabilities and conditions which make getting out of bed, washed and dressed seem like running a marathon?
I’m used to trying to persuade the ‘reluctant’ to exercise – I was a secondary school