Older Adults

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Lifestyle factors that increases the risk of bowel cancer in older men

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According to the report in The Star paper dated 27 Oct 09, bowel cancer is now the most common cancer in Malaysian men. For women, it is ranked third after breast and cervical cancers. The increasing rate is attributed to: Affluent and sedentary lifestyle Lack of dietary fibers and physical activities Other risk factors: chronic [...]

An previous heart by-pass patient now cycles round the world

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When you think that life would need to slow down after a heart bypass surgery, here’s an inspiration story from a fellow Malaysian. Grandpa, David Munusamy Reddie who hails from Nibong Tebal, Penang Malaysia is cycling around the world to see the many places and faces of the world. Not only he had a heart [...]

Leading an active life after retirement

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Upon retirement, one often find that he/she has a lot of time to waste, as opposed to previously when time was a precious commodity. Many are at lost on how to respond to this change since they are accustomed to a daily working routine for 25 years or more. Some start to get the idea [...]

Seniors Can Exercise Without the Gym Too!

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 Exercising in a non gym environment There are also many who opt to exercise in the outdoors such as parks or in the neighbourhood. Or exercising in the privacy of one’s own home. Gym is not for everyone and should not be the only solution to get active. With determination, motivation and creativity, one can [...]

Kudos to Seniors Joining the Gym

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Recently, I’ve noticed an increased number of seniors and retirees joining gyms. I can see them working out at the cardio and weight area – this really gladdens me. It’s great to know that they are willing to invest and make the commitment to exercise as there are more awareness now to the benefits of [...]

Stiff or Painful Joints- Take immediate action before it’s too late

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Stiff joints and reduced mobility have been accepted as part of the aging process. Here’s the typical scenario once this condition sets in: pain and stiff joints—> see doctor —> eat painkillers —> more pain —> doctor say the painkiller’s dosage is getting too high, better cut down-–> walk with aid such as cane The [...]

Stay interested in the world, take on a challenge

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Recently, my friend forwarded me a transcribed speech by the ex Singapore Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew. He talked about how he dealt with aging and that when he was younger, how he just quit smoking, survived a heart bypass and his simple, yet powerful philosophies of life. But most important of all, he advised [...]

Exercise Program for Seniors- Precautions to Take Prior to Starting A Program

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As we age, our muscles, bones and joints grow weaker. If a person stops exercising and becomes sedentary, there are various risks: more susceptible towards injuries because of weak muscles that could no longer support the muscoskeletal structure of the body degenerative diseases like osteoporosis and arthritis starts and progress at a faster rate postural [...]

It’s Never Too Old or Too Late

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It’s never too old or too late to start eating well and incorporating exercising program in your daily life. Here, let me share with you stories of real people I know who have made lifestyle changes and benefited from it: My mom’s friend, Auntie Ong. Few days ago, I took my mom to visit her [...]

Videos for Injuries/ Pain

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Please perform these exercise at the level you can manage- do not over exert Exercise to help overcome: Muscle Cramps Cramps on the thighs Cramps on the foot Lower back pain Yoga Postures to cure back pain Pilates to Relieve Lower Back Pain Lower Back Exercise Learn the pretzel, and knee to chest pull Back [...]