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Falling

Facts about falling

March 14, 2020

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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Back pain basics

February 6, 2020

Back pain is a common problem, usually caused by a simple muscular strain, which affects four out of five of us at some point. It’s often caused by a simple muscle, tendon or ligament strain and not usually by a serious problem. WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP MYSELF? There are several ways you can help…

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Weight gain

February 6, 2020

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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Successful goal setting

January 16, 2020

Setting yourself measurable fitness goals will help keep you motivated – and sharing them with the Fit For Good team will help us to help you achieve them. Rather than weight loss, focus on improving your general fitness. This is likely to prove more satisfying and ultimately more successful.  The NHS guidelines for physical activity for…

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Diabetes

January 16, 2020

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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Benefits of aerobic exercise

January 11, 2020

While most of us won’t be running marathons this year (except our training director Jordan Burns – more on that to follow!), it was encouraging to read this week that even novice runners can cut years off their artery age by taking up running. The BBC reported that this can also reduce the risk of heart…

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