Outdoor Fitness for Seniors: How Often Should They Practice?

Introduction Lack of exercise and a highly sedentary lifestyle are two major contributors to serious health problems among older adults. As people get older, they tend to significantly reduce the amount of physical activity they do. This can lead to heart disease, obesity, and an increased risk of falls. The fear of falling is one… Read More

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Resistance Training & Insulin Resistance in Elderly Men

Research Paper Title Resistance training attenuates circulating FGF-21 and myostatin and improves insulin resistance in elderly men with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus: A randomised controlled clinical trial. Background Fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF-21) and myostatin have been proposed to be potential therapeutic target for insulin resistance in age-related metabolic disorders including type 2… Read More

How can People over 50 Increase Testosterone?

The decline in testosterone levels (T-levels) after 50 is a major natural phenomenon. Studies show that the human body slows down in various aspects as we age. For example, T-levels peak around puberty and start to fall as you approach your thirties. By the time you turn 50, your levels of natural testosterone can be… Read More

What is the Effect of Stable & Unstable Load Carriage on Walking Gait Variability, Dynamic Stability & Muscle Activity of Older Adults?

Research Paper Title Effect of stable and unstable load carriage on walking gait variability, dynamic stability and muscle activity of older adults. Background Load carriage perturbs the neuromuscular system, which can be impaired due to ageing. The ability to counteract perturbations is an indicator of neuromuscular function but if the response is insufficient the risk… Read More

What are the Effects of Load Carrying on Younger & Older Adults?

Research Paper Title Effect of load carrying on required coefficient of friction. Background A load carrying task was identified as a major factor leading to slip and fall injuries such as overexertion and bodily reaction. Holding a load in front of the body while walking would shift the whole body center-of-mass to the front, loading… Read More

Does a Lifetime of Regular Exercise Slow down Ageing?

A group of older people who have exercised all of their lives, were compared to a group of similarly aged adults and younger adults who do not exercise regularly. The results showed that those who have exercised regularly have defied the ageing process, having the immunity, muscle mass, and cholesterol levels of a young person.… Read More

Is Protein Supplementation Combined with Resistance Training more Effective in Enhancing the Muscle Mass & Strength in the Elderly?

Research Paper Title Effect of Protein Supplementation Combined with Resistance Training on Muscle Mass, Strength and Function in the Elderly: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Background The loss of muscle mass, strength and function associated with increasing age has various health ramifications, including the elevated risk for falls, fractures, frailty, poor quality of life, and… Read More