Sitting For An Extra Hour A Day If You’re Over 60 ‘doubles The Risk Of Being Disabled’ Even If You Take Moderate Exercise

Hip fracture patients may regain mobility faster with at-home exercise

Tiny beads injected into your bloodstream that stop heart attack scarring Dorothy Dunlop, professor of medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and lead author of the study, said: This is the first time weve shown sedentary behaviour was related to increased disability regardless of the amount of moderate exercise. Being sedentary is not just a synonym for inadequate physical activity. SPEND MORE TIME ON YOUR FEET To cut down on sitting time, Prof Dunlop makes the following suggestions: 1.Stand up when you talk on the phone or during a work meeting. 2.When you go to supermarket, park in a space furthest away. 3.When you get up to have glass of water, walk around the house or office. 4.Walk for short errands instead of taking the car.
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Backing Off Exercise Worsens COPD

“They come in three days a week, and have the same social interaction etc. The main difference is in the type of physical exercise and the intensity of exercise. One group does walking around a track and the other does light stretching, rather than aerobic exercise,” he said. The scientists do not as yet know what causes the brain areas to increase in volume.
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In women aged 65, sitting down for an hour extra every day was found to double the disability risk

Those who moved from the highest level of activity to any lower category also doubled their subsequent risk (OR 2.13, P=0.017), the group reported online in Respirology. The associations were independent of age, lung function, and prior hospitalizations for exacerbations. “This suggests that small changes in physical activity habits could significantly improve an important outcome as hospitalization during exacerbation of COPD in those patients,” the researchers concluded. However, maintaining a lower level of physical activity also roughly doubled risk compared with sticking to a higher level of physical exercise. And moving up a category from none to some exercise didn’t wipe out the disadvantage of not being highly active (OR 1.51 versus staying in the high category, P=0.645).
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Exercise link to ageing process

They just want to be able to get back to doing their daily activities in the same way they could, and managing themselves, Latham said. We knew if we took them to the gym, we could get stronger results, but thats not the point. Physical therapists also used one of their visits to show participants a video addressing fears of falling a common psychological side effect of a hip fracture. People experience a huge loss of self-confidence over [a hip fracture] that can start a spiral of inactivity where people become very fearful of moving, Latham said. After six months, the intervention group had significant improvement in functional mobility and balance, over the control group.
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Exercise to beat dementia: Regular physical activity ‘boosts brain regeneration’


The new research shows that higher blood levels of irisin are associated with telomere length, a genetic marker of youthfulness. p90X3 workouts Telomeres are protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that shorten as cells replicate. Short telomere length has been linked to age-related health problems including cancer, heart disease and Alzheimers. Scientists found that people with higher amounts of irisin also had longer telomeres, helping to explain the rejuvenating effect of keeping active.
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