Ageing is associated with many chronic diseases such as coronary heart disease, hypertension, osteoarthritis, diabetes and respiratory disorders. Regular exercise can not only reduce the risk of getting many of these diseases but also; reduce falls among older adults, decrease risk of stroke, reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression and contribute to healthy bones, muscles and joints. I appreciate that many older adults find the gym environment intimidating and this is why many older adults opt for me to visit them in the comfort of their own home.
Osteoporosis and Arthritis
Many people with arthritis and Osteoporosis don't do exercise because they are worried it will increase their pain, or they are unsure what type of exercise to do. But exercise can have enormous benefits, including better joint mobility, stronger muscles and bones, improved energy levels and general wellbeing. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence states "exercise should be a core treatment for people with osteoarthritis, irrespective of age, pain, severity or disability", whilst the Arthritis Foundation say that "Exercise is the most effective non drug treatment to reduce pain and improve movement"