Monthly Archives: February 2014

Hip Fracture Patients May Regain Mobility Faster With At-home Exercise

Latham, a research assistant professor at the Health and Disability Research Institute at the Boston University School of Public Health told FoxNews.com. The epidemiological data is so strong [and shows] that most of them never get close to where they were with walking and mobility before the fracture. More than 250,000 people in the U.S. fracture a hip every year and long-term outcomes for hip fracture patients are discouraging. Two years after experiencing a hip fracture, more than 80 percent of patients who could previously walk without assistance and climb stairs are unable to resume these activities, Latham said.
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Exercise may slow diseases that cause blindness

AMD results when photoreceptors – nerve cells that sense light – in the retina at the back of the eye start to die. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, more than 2 million Americans age 50 and over have advanced AMD, the stage that can lead to p90X3 severe vision impairment. Although both animal and human studies have suggested exercise may slow down the progress of neurodegenerative diseases or injury, there is little information about how it might affect vision. It has also been suggested that aerobic exercise works by stimulating a protein called brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), which helps brain cells grow and stay healthy. In this new study, Dr.
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Sitting for an extra hour a day if you’re over 60 ‘doubles the risk of being disabled’ even if you take moderate exercise

In women aged 65, sitting down for an hour extra every day was found to double the disability risk

Disability rises with age, with around 6 per http://www.sbwire.com/press-releases/p90x3-reviews/sbwire-455028.htm cent of children disabled, compared to 16 per cent of working age adults and 45 per cent of pensioners. There is growing evidence which suggests too much sitting – as opposed to insufficient activity – may be a new risk factor for premature death and illness. Prof Dunlop said she was surprised by the findings. It means older adults need to reduce the amount of time they spend sitting, whether in front of the TV or at the computer, regardless of their participation in moderate or vigorous activity she said. The study focused on a sample of 2,286 adults aged 60 and older from the US National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
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