Happy, healthy and active
Tips for aging well
Can’t remember names or words or facts?
We all have memory lapses; it’s when it gets frequent that it might be worrying.
The good news is that exercise has a proven role in boosting memory, both in the short-term and in the long-term.
“How do you know you’re getting older? By the sound your knees make when you get up”.
Well, so the joke goes. Aging does not have to take such a heavy toll on your joints – and regular, diverse exercise or movement is the key to happy joints.
At age 80, she has to be “ten seconds away from a loo” at any time, says actor Miriam Margolyes.
You shouldn’t have to worry about leaks as you age – and beefing up your pelvic floor muscles is the key to control.
Degenerative conditions are not a given with aging. You can actually decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and other nasty conditions – simply by exercising regularly (rule of thumb: 5 x 30 minutes per week).
“I know exercise is good for me, but it’s too late to start now!”
Nope. Not true.
"…it doesn't matter if you haven't been a regular exerciser throughout your life, you can still derive benefit from exercise whenever you start," says Dr Leigh Breen (research published in 2019).
Ask your physiotherapist about how to get going and help yourself age well!Back