Living with Osteoporosis ….. don’t ignore the value of regular exercise

A few years ago I read a report into the fitness of people aged 70 plus  and according to the Royal Voluntary Service research 79% of over 70’s regularly exercise, with walking, playing a sport, exercise classes and the gym all proving popular.  It suggests that many older folk can give people 20 years younger a run for their money! The charity believes  that whatever a person’s fitness and mobility level may be, regular exercise is vital to ageing well. 

I’m of the opinion that older folk including myself, were fortunate to have been children in the 40’s and 50’s, a time when being physically active was just a normal part of childhood.  Most of us walked or cycled to school, took part in regular gym classes and playing sport was compulsory.  With the result we built healthy, supple bodies and in particular, strong bones, that now keep many of us moving around and enjoying life to the full. 

I’m particularly interested in the bone disease, osteoporosis, and know from my research how vital it is to build up the “bone bank” in our youth. Strong bones will maintain our posture and literally stand us in good stead as grow older.  Weight bearing exercises are necessary for building strong bones. These are simply natural movements we regularly did as youngsters, walking, running, climbing trees, skipping and hopping….. to name a few!  

Of course, aches are inevitable with age and that is where my daily Lyprinol capsules play an important part. They help ease any pain and discomfort.

Perfect windows quickly

If you’re washing windows and the outside is thick with dust and cobwebs, remove the worst with a dustpan and brush, otherwise once you start washing you’ll create a sea of mud.

And choose a cloudy day – heat dries liquid too quickly and will leave you with a streaky finish.

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Living with …… Osteopenia – Move your body

Your daily Lyprinol capsules will help your joints but now it’s time to move your muscles and boost your bone strength to help prevent osteoporosis. The key to strengthening bones is to repeatedly put measured and controlled pressure on them so stepping up and down a stair will benefit bones and build up your stamina.  

Simply stand in front of the stairs and with your right footstep up one stair only, then step your left foot up to join it. Now step back down with your right foot and step back down with left. Continue alternately stepping up and down the stair 10 times.  You should feel slightly puffed but gradually build up to 20 repetitions.

Now your body is warm it’s a safe time to stretch out your upper body and sides.

So, stand with feet apart and reach both arms high above your head lifting up your rib cage and stretching out from your waist.  Now, keep left arm up but place your right hand down on your right hip.  Keep hips steady and bend sideways from waist only, taking your upper body and left arm over to right side. Stretch out your side and hold for a count of 10 then return to upright position.  

Repeat movement, reaching right arm up and over with left hand on waist. Stretch left side out holding for a count of 10.

Clear out and clean up

You may not be planning a major autumn clean, but a rainy Sunday is a good time to declutter kitchen drawers.

Locate all the duplicate peelers, corkscrews, tin openers and the like. Choose your favourite and take the others to the charity shop.

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And did you know that Aggie Mackenzie is a qualified Yoga Teacher? Join her now for “Aggie’s Yoga!” And would you like a personalised video message for you or a loved one? Just go to https://www.thrillz.co.uk/talent/aggie.mackenzie and Aggie will record one for you.

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No more smelly trainers!

Cosmetic oil bubbles and dropper with oil on white background. Abstract drops of skin care oil.

Tea tree oil, available from chemists and health food shops, works a treat on smelly shoes.

Just sprinkle a few drops on to the insole. Tea tree is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, so will help with any foot infections too.

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And did you know that Aggie Mackenzie is a qualified Yoga Teacher? Join her now for “Aggie’s Yoga!” And would you like a personalised video message for you or a loved one? Just go to https://www.thrillz.co.uk/talent/aggie.mackenzie and Aggie will record one for you.

Or check out Diana Moran’s fitness website at www.keepfitandcarryon.com