Facts about falling


The facts are that people aged 65 and older have the highest risk of falling, with 30% of people older than 65 and 50% of people older than 80 falling at least once a year. Falling has a high human cost – distress, pain, injury, loss of confidence, loss of independence and even mortality. According…

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Weight gain


Why is it so much harder to stay slim as we age? New research from Sweden published in Nature magazine, has shown that lipid turnover in the fat tissue decreases during ageing and makes it easier to gain weight.  In the study, scientists studying the fat cells in 54 men and women over an average period of…

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According to¬†Diabetes UK, three in five cases of Type 2 diabetes can be prevented or delayed by improving your diet and becoming more physically active. Blood sugar levels can be lowered with around¬†2.5 hours of activity a week. Activities could include any of the following, as long as you get out of breath: fast walking…

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