Posts Tagged "Older Adults"

World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher

Posted by admin on May 22, 2012 in Keeping Fit, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

World’s Oldest Yoga Teacher

For most elderly people getting down on the floor is a thing of the past, but not for 93-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch who has been named Guinness World Records’ oldest yoga teacher. Ms Porchon-Lynch first became interested in yoga after seeing boys practicing on the beach when she was just eight years old and lived in Pondicherry, in southern India, British newspaper the Telegraph reports. She now lives in Hartsdale, outside of New York City, and has been teaching others to twist themselves up in knots for 61 years. Ms Porchon-Lynch, who is also a competitive dancer, said she has no plans...

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Healthy Hydration

Posted by admin on Aug 30, 2011 in Top Health Tips | 0 comments

Healthy Hydration

We don’t drink enough water. Despite the fact that adequate levels of hydration are essential for normal bodily function and the known benefits of adequate hydration, many people still may not drink enough fluids. In France, 70% of the population drink less than 1.5 litres per day. A UK survey demonstrated that 40% of 11-18 year-old children are drinking less than 1.2 litres per day. Children can be at greater risk than adults of feeling the effects of not drinking enough because of their smaller size  and one study has shown that it is not uncommon for school children to go 6 or 7 hours...

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Healthy Eating in Older Adults

Posted by admin on Jul 19, 2011 in Healthy Eating, Senior Health Advice | 0 comments

Healthy Eating in Older Adults

Deciding what we mean by ‘older people’ is a little arbitrary. The World Health Organization classifies people aged between 45 and 59 as ‘middle age’, 60 to 74 as ‘elderly’ and over 75 as ‘old’. But the nutritional needs of older adults are difficult to neatly categorise into absolute age groups. Dietary needs depend on current health, and while many older people are fit and active, some others who are younger may be frail and require additional care. Nutrition for generally fit and healthy older adults Fat Advice to restrict fat intake,...

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