Health By Stephen Harridge & Norman Lazarus King's College London 20 March 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47331544 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel While many in their 80s and 90s may be starting to take it easy, 85-year-old … [Read more...] about Can exercise reverse the ageing process?
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Margaret Jennings talks to Waterford runner Joe Gough about exercise and what can happen when we push ourselves beyond what we think we can achieveIF proof were needed that retirement doesn’t have to bring a downward curve when you reach age 65, then take a look at Waterford-based former youth worker Joe Gough.The past 12 months since the competitive runner retired from the job after 37 years have been spectacular, culminating in him being crowned European Middle Distance Athlete of the Year — the first Irish person to receive the accolade.With his birthday falling in January, Joe’s retirement started 2018 in a definitive way, but after that, the multi-award winning 66-year-old West Waterford AC member says he had “the best year yet” in his masters athletics career, which now spans three decades.“I won the two European golds in the indoor 800m and 1500m in Madrid in March and then two World golds in the 800 and 1500 outdoors in Malaga and I broke the … [Read more...] about Ageing with attitude: Meet the Waterford man who’s not letting retirement get in the way of running
A Bassetlaw teenager is one of the first people to use a new life-changing medical scanner which has been installed to help young patients at Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The Children’s Hospital Charity officially launched the EOS scanner - which is only the second of its kind in the UK - during an event on Wednesday attended by leading clinicians, members of Sheffield Children’s Hospital, patients and patrons of the charities whose donations funded the machine. Based on a Nobel prize-winning invention, the system provides an ultra-low dose, two dimensional and three dimensional x-ray and will hugely improve the diagnosis and treatment of orthopaedic patients.It also allows the patient to sit or stand, providing a complete head-to-toe image in 15 seconds or less.It will also offer others benefits to patients such as ensuring an 80 per cent reduction in x-ray exposure, reduced waiting times and improved image quality for more accurate assessments and surgical … [Read more...] about Worksop teenager’s ‘thank you’ after benefitting from life-changing hospital scanner
(BPT) - Loss of balance, dehydration, attention deficits and loss of cognition are symptoms of hyponatremia, a condition characterized by low salt levels in the blood. The symptoms can occur with just slight hyponatremia and can have particularly harmful effects for the elderly as the condition is difficult to diagnose. A study presented at an American Society of Nephrology meeting suggests that low-salt diets may be a contributing factor.Falls are one of the most serious problems for the elderly and about a third of people over 65 fall at least once every year. Fall-related injuries in the elderly are associated with numerous psychological and physical consequences and are a leading cause of bone breakage and hip fractures, which can lead to complications and permanent disability or death. Falls account for nearly half of all injury-related deaths for senior citizens.Mild Hyponatremia as a Risk Factor for Fractures: The Rotterdam Study, followed more than 5,000 Dutch adults over the … [Read more...] about One surprising way to prevent fractures for those over age 65
Maurie Backman The Motley Fool Published 6:00 AM EST Nov 17, 2018 Many workers look forward to retirement and all it symbolizes – a permanent break from the daily grind and the ability to pursue hobbies without restraint. But while plenty of working folks have pretty much resigned themselves to retiring in their late 60s or 70s, most Americans would rather call it quits much earlier. The ideal retirement age for U.S. workers today is 58 1/2, according to a new study by GOBankingRates. Whether that's realistic, however, is another story. The challenges of early retirement Though retiring at any age means moving from a steady paycheck to a fixed income, there are certain challenges that come with retiring at the relatively young age of 58 1/2. For one thing, savings housed in a traditional IRA or 401(k) cannot be withdrawn without penalty prior to age 59 1/2. To retire a year earlier than that, therefore, hinges on having enough savings in a traditional bank or … [Read more...] about Retirement age: Why dream of leaving work early may not be realistic