2018 Feb 4

Muscle, Strength Training and Healthy Aging

By |2018-02-04T10:05:11+00:00February 4th, 2018|Categories: Exercise, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Muscle health and physical activity are very important factors to support healthy aging. It is well known that people of all ages benefit from regular physical activity. Exercise reduces the risk of coronary heart disease, hypertension, certain kinds of cancer, type 2 diabetes, and many other chronic diseases. However, muscular strength is an important component [...]

2017 Jan 7

Massage in the Promotion of Health and Well-Being of Older People

By |2017-01-07T16:24:44+00:00January 7th, 2017|Categories: Massage Therapy, Seniors|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Globally, the proportion of people over 65 years is rapidly rising. Increased longevity means older people may experience a rise in physiological and psychological health problems. These issues potentially place an increased demand for quality care for the older person. Complementary approaches such as massage appear to be needed in quality residential care. Pain is a [...]

2014 Jun 1

Older Adults Reduce Functional Limitations with Strength Training

By |2014-06-01T21:25:47+00:00June 1st, 2014|Categories: Exercise, Seniors|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

For many older adults, the loss of independence is often considered a fate worse than death.  A 2007 survey of older US adults demonstrated that more seniors feared losing independence (26%) than feared dying (3%).  Unfortunately, functional limitations increase predictably with age due to loss of muscle mass and strength. A new study finds that only 16.1% of older adults [...]

2014 Mar 26

Chiropractic Care Protects Against Declines in Functional Ability

By |2014-03-26T12:36:15+00:00March 26th, 2014|Categories: Chiropractic|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The therapeutic and restorative benefit of chiropractic on functional abilities has been well established in clinical efficacy studies.  Functional health changes are measured by a number of factors some of which include the number of limitations in activities of daily living (ADLs), instrumental ADLs (IADLs), and changes in well-being.  Slowing the rate of functional decline, [...]