(StatePoint) Among older Americans, falls are the number one cause of injuries and death from injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Not only are seniors more at risk for falls, when they do so, it poses a greater risk for injuries, hospitalization and complications. For a ground-up approach to fall prevention, seniors should start by examining the health of their feet.“Painful foot conditions, such as osteoarthritis, corns, bunions, hammertoes and diabetes complications, can make it difficult for seniors to maintain balance and coordination when walking or standing,” says Michael Ambroziak, DPM, FACFAS, a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon and Fellow Member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ACFAS). “Compounding the issue is that the very exercises intended to correct risk factors for falls, such as lower-body weakness, as well as gait and balance problems, are made difficult to perform when one is suffering from … [Read more...] about Seniors: How Healthy Feet Can Reduce Your Risk of Falling
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Press play to listen to this article By JACK BLANCHARD PRESENTED BY EXXONMOBIL Send tips here | Subscribe for free | Listen to Playbook and view in your browser Good Monday morning. SCOOP — Big lobby move to start your week: Playbook hears of another big move in the ongoing press gallery reshuffle. Word is the Sun’s Westminster correspondent Harry Cole has been poached by the Mail on Sunday and will join as deputy political editor later this year. Cole, a veteran of the Guido Fawkes blog, has spent three highly successful years at the Sun since joining after the 2015 election, breaking a succession of big stories including the Westminster sexual harassment scandal and the killing of “White Widow” terrorist Sally Jones. He will be the No. 2 in a new-look Mail on Sunday team following the promotion of veteran deputy Glen Owen to political editor. DRIVING THE DAY BIG WEEK FOR BREXIT: Parliament is in recess, MPs are in their constituencies, and the … [Read more...] about POLITICO London Playbook, presented by ExxonMobil: Lobby reshuffle scoop — Big week for Brexit — Conference countdown
Here are some things to do and see and places to go over the next few days. TodmordenThursdayExercise20 20 20 class. Bailey’s Gym, Walsden, 9.30am. Call 01706 839225. Modified pilates with chartered physiotherapist Kerensa Mckie. Roomfield Baptist Church, 9.30am and 10.30am. Ideal for all levels. Call 07724 144963. Tai Chi class for the over 50s. Fielden Centre, 10.30am. Call 01706 817926. Zumba class. DC Dance, the Old St John Ambulance Hall, Victoria Road, 6.30pm. Call 01706 839113.‘Aerobics with no mirrors’. Todmorden Cricket Club, 6.30pm. Call Karen on 07880 743972. Spinning class. Bailey’s Gym, 6.30pm.OtherLuncheon club. Roomfield Baptist Church, noon. Call Ruth on 01706 817556. Horse riding group taster sessions. Longfield Equestrian Centre, 5-8pm. Call 01706 812736. Independent Nightlife, a club for adults with learning disabilities. The Crypt, St Mary’s Church, 7pm. Open mic night. Hanuman Thai, Water Street, 8pm. Call 01706 817010.CraftsSew Solid … [Read more...] about Looking for something to do this Bank Holiday and beyond? Here’s our guide to What’s Happening!
President Donald Trump’s new Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh, could soon be in a position to address several big legal questions at the center of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. The list includes the question of whether Trump can be subpoenaed to testify in a criminal case; the legal basis for Mueller’s probe; Trump’s power to fire Mueller; and whether the president can escape criminal liability by pardoning himself. And then there is the contentious question of whether a sitting president can be criminally prosecuted. Kavanaugh — who investigated President Bill Clinton as a federal prosecutor in the 1990s — has warned in writing against such a scenario. All are unsettled constitutional questions that have bubbled below the surface of Mueller’s investigation, mainly debated by legal scholars. None are yet the subject of court battles, meaning that Kavanaugh, if confirmed, would likely be seated by the time any reach … [Read more...] about What Trump’s Supreme Court pick means for the Russia probe
By analyzing reported physical activity levels over time in more than 11,000 American adults, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers conclude that increasing physical activity to recommended levels over as few as six years in middle age is associated with a significantly decreased risk of heart failure, a condition that affects an estimated 5 million to 6 million Americans. The same analysis found that as little as six years without physical activity in middle age was linked to an increased risk of the disorder. Unlike heart attack, in which heart muscle dies, heart failure is marked by a long-term, chronic inability of the heart to pump enough blood, or pump it hard enough, to bring needed oxygen to the body. The leading cause of hospitalizations in those over 65, the disorder's risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking and a family history. "In everyday terms our findings suggest that consistently participating in the recommended 150 minutes of … [Read more...] about Six years of exercise may be enough to change heart failure risk