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Increasing bone health

Every day $325,000 is spent treating fractures. There are 30,000 clinical fractures and more than 4000 hip fractures annually. Half of hip fracture sufferers will require long-term care and a quarter will suffer an early death. One in three women and one in five men will suffer from an osteoporotic …

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Is disco really making a comeback?

There is a new fitness craze sweeping residential care centers across the world – silent discos. A silent disco is an event where people dance to music listened to on wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via Bluetooth with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by …

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Time to get your dancing shoes on!

We all know physical activity is good for us – but is one type of physical activity “better” for us than another? Researchers at the German center for Neurodegenerative Diseases compared two fitness routine – dancing and endurance training – over 18 months in volunteers with an average age of …

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It’s time to start pumping that iron!

Sarcopenia, or the decline of skeletal muscle tissue with age, is one of the most important causes of functional decline and loss of independence in older adults. Estimates of how much of our muscle is lost with age varies from 8 percent to about 50 percent, with men seeming to …

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Exercise – good for your brain?

Previous studies have already suggested that aerobic exercise has a major impact on brain health. We all know that Aerobic exercise help to reduce levels of the body’s natural stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol, making you feel more relaxed. But there’s growing evidence that brains thrive on regular …

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Exercise has no age limit

I was reading an article a few months ago: Over 40 and fitter than ever: a grown-up guide which claimed there is a massive push towards regular exercise by people 50 and above. Although this was a British article the findings are impressive none-the-less. “According to Sport England, the strongest …

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Do you even lift? by Regan

I am a member of the CSPC (Canterbury Sports Performance Gym) here in Christchurch and a lot of the times I have gone I have noticed various other members of my gym lifting much heavier weights than myself in various exercises. Most of these people compete competitively in the weight …

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