Posts Tagged ‘physical exercise’

Can physical training and social support reduce fraility and malnutrition?

Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

A new study reported in Science Digest concluded that a training program for the reactivation of older and frail people that included physical training and addressing nutritional-relevant aspects with the aid of non-professional volunteers at home has had positive effects on the physical condition and especially the social aspects of elderly frail people.

Previous studies showed that 11% of the over age 65 in Austria are frail, and 41% are pre-frail. Frailty was defined as reduced muscle mass and/or muscle power, malnutrition (undernourished or overeating), and chronic inflammation that is associated with health problems. .   In this study volunteers visited frail or malnourished people (average age 83 years) in their homes twice a week for a period of 12 weeks. The skilled volunteers trained together with the frail people (strength training with a Thera ribbon) and discussed nutrition related aspects. An active control group also received visits, but without nutrition or exercise training. After 12 weeks recorded results showed a significant improvement in the frail status and malnutrition frail group in which impaired nutrition was reduced by 25% and frailty was reduced by 17%. Interestingly, the control group who received social support only showed improvement with 23% less impaired nutrition and 16% less frailty. Researchers mad two major conclusions: that an active social life and social contacts are important for people to remain autonomous for as long as possible, and trained nonprofessional volunteers achieve similar good results with such a program as those conducted by professionals.

Three Holistic Practitioners Discuss Babies to Altzheimers of the Elderly

Sunday, May 27th, 2012

My guests on the Holistic Health Show yesterday were Dr Rallie McAllister (left), Dr Paul Bendheim (center) and Dr Tom Potisk (right).

Dr McAllister is a board certified family physician;  co-founder of Momosa Publishing, LLC; coauthor of two books;  has appeared on multiple radio and tv programs;  authored articles in national magazines;  and hosted her own radio program. More information was presented earlier on this site or can be found at: http://www.MommyMDGuides.com

Dr Paul Bendheim is a board certified neurologist, founder and CEO & Chief medical and Scientific Officer of  Brainsavers; an authority on Alzheimers, and author of The Brain Training Revolution: A Proven Workout for Healthy Brain Aging. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.Brainsavers.com

Dr Tom Potisk is a chiropractor and holistic family doctor of 25 years who authored Whole Health Healing: The Budget Friendly Natural Wellness Bible for All Ages. More information was presented earlier on this site and can be found at: http://www.WholeHealthHealing.com