TIP OF THE WEEK
13 OCTOBER 2011
REDUCING THE RISKS OF BREAST CANCER
Exercise to maintain and lose weight as exercise will assist to reduce the risk of breast cancer. For more information regarding the risks of breast cancer and the exercises see our article on "reducing the risk of breast cancer".
29 SEPTEMBER 2011
PREVENTION OF FALLS IN THE ELDERY
The fall of an elderly is more likely to result in injury which in turn will affect the seniors to live independently negatively. The old saying of prevention is better than cure is specifically relevant to this subject and therefore here are some tips that will assist in preventing falls in the elderly:
Make sure that the areas indoors, especially the stairways and hallways, are always well light, even during the day. Always try to use the highest wattage bulb allowed in the light fitting and remember to ensure that the night lights for those middle of the night trips to the bathroom are in working order as they can make a big difference in preventing falls.
Make sure that all objects are put away on there proper place when not in use, as object laying around where they are not normally suppose to be can be overlooked and and cause a person to trip over the object resulting in injury.
Ensure that when extension cords are not in use they are rolled up and stored away and where extension cords are in use ensure that the cord is flat with the ground and does not cross over the normal walk ways such as passages, stairs and doors.
21 SEPTEMBER 2011
A person suffering from Muscle Dystrophy should be as active as possible as complete inactivity (such as bed rest) can make the disease worse.
12 SEPTEMBER 2011
Regular exercise is good for you as it enhances the efficiency of the heart muscles and reduces blood pressure.
5 SEPTEMBER 2011
MORE THAN JUST A BACK CARE - FROM PREVENTION TO FUNCTION
Look after your back, it will look after you. An upright posture is good for your back.
15 AUGUST 2011
TIP OF THE WEEK FOR ACUTE BACK PAIN
Bed rest, but in general any period of rest following an acute back problem should not last for more than 24-48 hours. Even during this time, if the pain allows, it is encouraged to try some movement in your back e.g. you may be able to do a gentle knee hug lying on your side. Bed rest for more than two or three days is ineffective and may be harmful. Heat therapy may be helpful in reducing pain and increasing function. Once the pain has abated so that you can undertake a greater variety of movements, you can start to mobilize your back with some gentle exercises.
Important: An early return to normal activities reduces the risk of your problem becoming a chronic condition.
1 AUGUST 2011
TIP OF THE WEEK FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
A change in diet plus adding whole food nutritional supplements to reduce inflammation can support and nourish the body on a cellular level. Warm soaking baths can help to relax muscles and relieve pain.
Caution: Apply only gentle pressure and avoid massage of painful or inflamed joints