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Suppose that at a distance you see a short, stooped figure walking with short, slow steps. Most likely, you will conclude that the person is old due to the hunched posture. Why does ageing contort so many bodies in this way? The reason is that many people, throughout their lives, never extend the neck to its full range, and so the muscles shorten. Long hours of reading, typing, or standing at a workbench take their toll. Eventually deposits of calcium salts in the joints complete the process of immobilization. Once this calcification takes place, nothing can be done to reverse it.

That is the bad news. The good news is that we can take action before it is too late. The best action is regular exercise that stretches the muscles and improves flexibility, with special considerations on the core muscles. This kind of response is relatively important for a number of factors that when taken for granted will only lead to serious health problems.

Arthritis Prevention

Unfortunately, there is no known cure for arthritis. In fact, most treatments for arthritis are aimed at early recognition and prevention. Genetics can increase your likelihood for developing arthritis, as can a strong family history of the disease. Women are also more prone to arthritis than men.

You may try to prevent arthritis and still develop the disease. However, there are well evidenced actions you can take today to reduce your risk of developing arthritis.

5 steps to taking care of your wellbeing

The state of our wellbeing is reflected for example in the quality of our skin, the lustre of our hair and a strong immune system to fight off illness.  Good genetics?  Well, that is just the result of good luck.  If beauty is in the eye of the beholder, then for the most part, wellbeing is in the hands of the beholder.

Eat Yourself Healthy

Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths around the world, according to the most comprehensive study ever carried out on the subject by medical journal The Lancet.  In their study, the Global Burden of Disease, they found that diet plays an important role in the prevention and management of many age-related diseases. We have put together some top-tips on helping you eat yourself healthy.

Better Immune Health

You may not have heard about Wellmune®, but research shows this yeast beta glucan can help support the immune system. Wellmune can be found in a range of fortified foods, beverages and supplements to help you easily support your immune health.

10 Ways to Get 10 Minutes of Exercise

Even if you can’t find the time you can still exercise.  You just need to sneak in the equivalent in resourceful ways. “The idea is to keep moving,” says Fitat60 PT, Fred.  Find whatever works for you and just move. Park half a couple of blocks from the shopping centre and walk. Take the stairs instead of the escalator. 

JERF – Just Eat Real Food

The JERF diet, an acronym for “Just Eat Real Food” is a concept that is easy to grasp and apply in your daily life. At the end of the day, that’s precisely what you want in a new diet: a new way of relating with food that brings about lasting results and can be maintained without much struggle for as much as you want.

Avoiding Aged Care

Let’s face it, 2020 highlighted many things.  None more than the spotlight that was shone on Aged Care.  Whilst generally Aged Care in Australia is some of the best in the world, the reality for many in Aged Care, or for those with loved ones there, is a long way off how we intended to spend our last years.  This gap in care had already been identified, long before Covid19 hit, and a Royal Commission was already well underway.  In July 2020 the Royal Commission Into Aged Care Quality and Safety, released the findings of a 10,000 person study that revealed that people are prepared to pay for high-quality care when they are older, whether it by co-contributing to the cost or through taxes. 

The 8Bs to Build Your Immune Health

We often here about things that can boost your immunity.  That is fine when we are feeling a little run down, or even coming into the cold and flu season.  However products that promote immunity boosting typically do just that… give you a short-term boost to help.  As we age it is much better for us to ensure we are building habits that promote our immune health constantly. 

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