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Could A Simple Sitting Standing Test Assess Your Mortality? - When did you last try to sit down on a floor and then get back up again? Did you have any difficulties in doing this? Well, it seems that this simple test can actually help assess how well you are aging – and even possibly your mortality. This test actually helps to assess your flexibility, […]
Combating Loneliness in Aging – It Takes A Community - With loneliness being a major health issue that is only going to potentially escalate with the increasing numbers of people aging, communities need to play an active role in integrating older people into the life and support of the community.
Ways to Stay Healthier and Happier for Longer - By Chris Lee Back in June 2016 I gave a TEDx Talk – ‘Male, Stale and in a Shed’. I experienced mixed success. Following that scary but exciting experience, I resolved to write a series of blog posts under a ‘No Man’s Land’ umbrella. My blog posts were my attempt to explore the issues in […]
Men – Let’s Talk About Your Mental Health - By Dave Price Even though you may think differently, no one is immune to mental illness. According to the World Health Organization, one in four people (currently this is approximately 450 million people worldwide) will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Disturbingly, however, a multitude of current studies […]
Transforming Healthcare – A Baby Boomer’s Perspective - By Susan Williams A recent article published by the Guardian shared some interesting new predictions about aging and health. They stated that even though we are now living longer, these extra years we may now have been given may not necessarily be spent in the best of health. Some of the research predicts; “The trend will […]
The Benefits of Owning a Dog Later in Life - By Karen van Zyverden When my beloved English Bulldog Ellie-Mae died after 10 years, I thought I would never get over it. I pined for another Ellie-Mae to replace my lost companionship with another dog. After a short mourning period, I hastily got an 8 week old active lab mix puppy. I was used to […]