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Avoid Pain And Suffering During Your Golden Ages
Your golden ages can be free from suffering and pain. Most of us plan for every aspect of our lives, yet we prepare for a healthy, active life after we retire. This article will help you take the necessary action for a healthy, active life after you retire in Malaysia.
The benefits of living an active life in the aging population are well documented. Healthy people are those who keep busy. 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 an 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 them helpful information and should you need our help to improve your status towards an active life.
What will your life be like when you retire?
Well, that is up to you. Our population is aging due to increased life expectancy, and people have fewer children later. 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 general health and the specific physical needs of aging people.
Staying Active Is Essential
Staying physically active is essential for both the prevention and management of several conditions in older adults. 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. You should include flexibility exercises for 10 minutes two days per week in the program. Balance exercises are strongly encouraged in people with a higher risk of falling.