Reverse frailty through rehabilitation

King’s College news release One in four patients with COPD referred for exercise rehabilitation are frail, but nevertheless can respond favourably to rehabilitation and their frailty can be reversed, finds a new study led by King’s College London and Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust. The findings have wider implications for treating frailty, which…

Strength training helps older adults live longer

Penn State news Older adults who met twice-weekly strength-training guidelines had lower odds of dying, in a new analysis by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine, Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Columbia University. The study is the first to demonstrate the association in a large, nationally representative sample over an…

STUDY FINDS THAT LISTENING TO MUSIC CAN HELP PEOPLE WITH COPD WHILE THEY EXERCISE

European Lung Foundation news Scientists in Canada have found that listening to music can help people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) during exercise. The research, published in the journal, CHEST, reviewed the findings of 13 different studies into the effects of music on people with COPD. They found that listening to music during exercise…

9 Exercises You Can Do While Sitting Down

You’ve heard it before: Sitting all day is bad for your health. But despite all the research that suggests you buy a standing desk or get moving every hour, the reality is that these kinds of recommendations aren’t terribly realistic for most of us. Luckily, even if you’re stuck in your seat for extended periods,…

Make a plan to be active in cold weather!

Fitness News from the National Institute on Aging at the NIH It can be hard to stay motivated to be active when winter hits. Don’t let falling temperatures derail your exercise routine! Try these tips to stay safe and active even when it’s cold outside: Exercise indoors if you have to. Check out the Go4Life exercises on…

Existing exercise goals may be too ambitious for many middle-aged and older adults

Georgia Tech News Center Experts recommend intermediate physical activity goals, especially for older adults The recommendation that adults should get 150 minutes of moderate exercise per week may be too ambitious for many middle-aged and older adults. That’s one key recommendation from physical activity and health experts in the United States and Australia who published…