Friday, 20 November 2015

What will your Life be Like when you RETIRE?


The benefits of living an active life in the aging population are well documented. Healthy people are those who keep active. But, yet many that have pain are prevented from having a healthy active life. Don't let pain stop you from achieving your health goals. If you suffer from neck pain or back pain, get the best possible treatment before it becomes a disability. Clinical Physiotherapy has many applications. Most physiotherapy centers in Malaysia lack the skills needed to address the needs of the elderly in a manner that gets them back to a healthy active life.

Our advice for those in pain: seek our research-based clinical teams of physiotherapy that address your health issues holistically. The key to longevity is active life. The key to recovery from pain is appropriate care rendered by those with knowledge. In this section of Chiropractic-in-Malaysia, we will discuss the importance of active life for the elderly. We hope you find the information useful and should you need our help to improve your status towards an active life.

What will your life be like when your retire? Well, that is up to you. Our population is aging as a result of increased life expectancy, and people have fewer children at a later age. This means that our health care practitioners have to work with older adults to maintain their health and functional status. However, more than half of people aged 65 and above have chronic health issues that may or may not be affecting their physical function. Health care practitioners who work with older people have to design fitness and exercise programs for the general health, as well as the specific physical needs of the aging people.

Staying physically active is important for both the prevention and management of several conditions in older adults. Some of the examples include hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, functional and cognitive decline, mental health and musculoskeletal diseases. It is recommended that a wide range of activities that improves fitness, strength, balance and flexibility be performed to maintain optimal health status. 

Older adults are recommended to exercise at moderate intensity on most days of the week. American College of Sports Medicine defines exercise intensity on a 10 point scale from sitting (0) to full-effort (10). Moderate intensity (5-6 out of 10 point scale) with increased heart rate and breathing and vigorous intensity (7-8 out of 10 point scale) with significantly increased heart rate and breathing. Strength and weight training consist of 8-10 exercises for large muscle groups with 10-15 repetitions on at least two days per week. Flexibility exercises for 10 minutes on two days per week should be included in the program. Balance exercises are strongly encouraged in people with higher risk of falling.



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