You’re never too old to improve bone and muscle strength, even if you actually suffer from osteoporosis. Before-and-after research with very elderly people has demonstrated the benefit of bone-loading exercise and also shown how mobility and muscle power enhance even simple activities like getting up from a chair, lifting parcels or going up stairs. Of course these benefits also reduce the risk of falling and suffering a fracture. Should you have the bad luck to fall, you’re less likely to suffer serious consequences.
My Bone Boosters programme consists of a set of easy movements designed specifically to strengthen and preserve bone thickness. They are exercises you can do in your everyday life, around your home or workplace or in the garden. You need no more than 20-30 minutes a day, for three days a week, though we do ask that you build up to this slowly to avoid possible injury or over-tiring.
Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation in a joint.In the UK, more than 10 million people have arthritis or other, similar conditions that affect the joints. Arthritis affects people of all ages, including children. Types of arthritis Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the 2 most common types of arthritis. Osteoarthritis Ost Rheumatoid arthritisContinue reading “Arthritis”
Hello Diana, my problem is Gout which is very painful indeed. It comes and goes without warning and distresses me. Why do I get Gout, I thought it was a man thing, and what can I do to relieve the pain? ….. Mary O’Donnell Belfast Mary, gout is a form of arthritisContinue reading “Do you have Gout?”
Hello Diana I’m recently not comfortable in my own skin. It’s often itchy which distresses me. I am wondering what is causing this and if there is anything I can do to avoid the discomfort? Monica Jennings Preston Monica I have a sensitive skin myself and find itching and skin reactions are usually caused byContinue reading “Do you have itchy skin?”
Hello, hasn’t it been a very hard time for all of us during lockdown – I spent my time painting – but I’d like to know what you did to get you through? And I’ve teamed up with a company I know to provide a prize of £500 and 6 months free Lyprinol Original ifContinue reading “What’s helped you get through Lockdown?”
Hello Please can you tell me what is happening when I have a ‘burst blood vessel, usually on my hand? They are painful and leave a nasty bruise. The most recent one occurred after I had been gardening, but often they appear out of the blue. Thank you, Rosemary Siddles (email) Bruising is caused byContinue reading “Do you have burst blood vessels?”
Dear Diana, I wonder if you could help? I have recently taken up exercise again after several years and am finding that the day afterwards I feel very stiff and uncomfortable. I get out of breath very easily and wonder if there is one exercise regime I should be doing in preference to others? There’sContinue reading “Delayed onset muscle soreness”
Hello Diana, I am in my late 50’s and am anxious to keep my body strong and healthy. What natural ways do you recommend to help me maintain good bones and prevent the thinning bone disease osteoporosis? Hello, Osteoporosis is a silent insidious bone disease linked to hormonal changes and the menopause in women. ItContinue reading “Maintaining strong bones”
The anatomy of the ankle is very complex and whether you are walking, running or jumping normal ankle function is needed for a smooth and nearly effortless gait. Even when everything works together and the ankle functions correctly the ankle and surrounding muscles are put under a great deal of stress and when oneContinue reading “Exercise for slim, strong ankles”