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Older people urged to exercise

Older people urged to exercise more
Older people have been advised to exercise in order to strengthen their muscles.


Physiotherapist and founder of the Wyndham Centres, Alison Wyndham, said that it is important for older people to keep their joints moving.


While this has physical benefits, it will also help on a mental level.


Exercise encourages the production of endorphins, so people will be left with a "well-being feeling" after working out, while the exercise should also improve their memory.


One of the best exercises recommended by Ms Wyndham was walking. She remarked: "If you have shoulder problems, you can bring in gentle neck and should exercises and go through the motions of each movement.


"The more exercise you have in a gently way, the better."


Physical activity can be of benefit to many people and has been shown to reduce the risk of serious health conditions, such as certain cancers, heart disease and stroke.


Furthermore, regular gentle exercise can tackle high blood pressure, osteoporosis and back pain.
© Adfero Ltd


Care of the elderly news : 22 June 2011

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