Keeping active even with osteoporosis

Dear Mayo Clinic: My 70-year-old mother is an active person. She enjoys being outdoors, hiking and boating, and regularly playing tennis with a group of other women. Recently, she was diagnosed with osteoporosis and is worried about maintaining her active lifestyle for fear of injury. Can you continue to exercise? If so, which types of … Read more

I’m 65 and know I need to exercise more — but I hate it. Here’s what I’m trying to turn it around.

I blame it all on Robert Preston — my dislike of exercise and fitness, that is. Now that I’m 65 and unretired and someone with Type 2 diabetes, I’m trying to change my attitude and habits about exercising (with mixed success). If you’re in your 60s or so, I’m here to tell you how and … Read more

The five at-home tests that reveal how fast you’re ageing

The plank Five years ago, singer Cher, then 71, boasted of her ability to hold a five-minute plank. If true, that impressive score is some five times higher than the typical “good” benchmark – the move now being a common metric for physical fitness. By placing your forearms on the ground, body lifted, with weight … Read more

Exercise pill: Scientists identify molecule that could help drugs replace workouts

If you could take a pill to get the benefits of exercise, would that be the end of your fitness regime? It’s a question we may be a step closer to grappling with, after researchers said they identified a molecule in the blood that is produced during exercise. The scientists from Baylor College of Medicine … Read more

Short, intense workouts may be a better exercise option for teens, study finds

Though it is widely known that exercise provides physical and mental health benefits, it’s not always easy for young people to fit it into their days. Only in 1 in 5 teenagers get the 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day recommended by the World Health Organization. But a new study published in Pediatrics … Read more

Exercise can reduce your desire to drink alcohol, research reveals

Lifestyle 14 Jun, 2022 11:30 PM4 minutes to read Fighting alcohol cravings? Turns out getting some exercise could help. Photo / Getty Images Alcohol intoxication, particularly in western cultures, is increasingly regarded as a socially acceptable behaviour, and excessive levels of alcohol consumption has been identified as a significant problem among university students. One study … Read more

New physical activity guidelines issued, including advice for pregnant women, people with disabilities

SINGAPORE — In a bid to get the public to raise their fitness levels, the authorities have issued a new set of physical activity guidelines that included, for the first time, recommendations for pregnant and postpartum women, as well as people with disabilities. The new guidelines, which were officially launched at Canberra Plaza on Sunday … Read more

The Day – New exercise stations in Mohegan Park welcomed

Norwich — From now on, the phrase “getting exercise in Mohegan Park” can mean more than going for a walk, a bike ride or a summertime swim. Norwich resident Stephen Tillman, a frequent walker in Mohegan Park Center, was surprised last Wednesday to find some shiny recent changes to his normal route. He went home to … Read more

Eat and exercise well to prevent sarcopenia

“Sarcopenia — it’s a complicated name for something that we already know about,” says registered dietician Noreen Roche. While it is normal to lose some muscle mass due to ageing, sarcopenia is characterised by a severe decline in muscle mass and mass, having a major impact on quality of life. Before you decide that this … Read more