Senior Health

February 24, 2021
Painful Curves: Dowager Hump Explained

Overview When viewed from the side, the spine supporting the back and abdomen follows an S-shaped curve. This shape makes the distribution of weight even and has a significant contribution in balance and flexibility. From the same perspective, there are three normal spine curves, namely: cervical (neck), thoracic (upper back), and lumbar (lower back and […]

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February 3, 2021
Fun Balance and Core Exercises for Seniors

The Natural Aging Process In the natural aging process, a gradual decline of all vital human anatomical and physiological structures related to locomotion occurs (1). In simpler terms, a loss of muscle, bone, tendons, ligaments and, even cognitive function happens, which consecutively can degrade core stability, posture, balance, and coordination/functional performance of the human body […]

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January 28, 2021
Productive Aging: Promoting Elderly Wellness for a Better Aged Society

Largely through medical advancements, we have witnessed an unprecedented growth of the United States' older population. The number of people aged 65 and above will double in the next 40 years and may comprise a quarter of the total population. This shift poses both opportunities and challenges in different sectors, particularly in health, social, and […]

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January 24, 2021
The Weak Leg Epidemic: Shedding Light on the Loss of Mobility in the Elderly

Background The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines mobility as the ability to move around in the environment and maintain body positions. This also encompasses handling and moving objects as well as moving around using transportation. Preserving this function, particularly in the elderly population, is vital in maintaining the quality of life.  In […]

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