The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) has warned that perhaps one quarter of over-65s don’t do sufficient strength exercises to maintain general physical fitness and help avoid the risk of falls. Conducting strength exercises can be an integral part of everyday life; it need not involve privileged lifestyle activities which are exotic or expensive.
“Carrying the shopping, gardening, or vacuuming, can help older people to lead healthier lives for longer…”.
Hughes, D. (2017). Carrying the shopping can improve strength in over-65s, say experts. London: BBC Health News, September 29th 2017.
Possibly also of interest, there is a further study on the benefits of mundane day-to-day physical activity for enduring cardiovascular health.
“ …researchers estimate that 8% of all deaths and 4.6% of all cardiovascular disease events in the population could be prevented if everyone met the current physical activity recommendations: doing at least 150 minutes of moderate activity each week”.
Any type of physical exercise is good for the heart. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, September 22nd 2017.
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Lear, SA. Hu, W. [and] Rangarajan, S. [et al] (2017). The effect of physical activity on mortality and cardiovascular disease in 130 000 people from 17 high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: the PURE study. Lancet. September 21st 2017. [Epub ahead of print].