Entering retirement is for the most part an exciting journey full of new possibilities and adventures but at the same time the transition from working life can be a shock to the system with so much free time on your hands.
It can be quite embarrassing for men who end up wetting themselves - they tend to start wearing dark coloured pants and limiting their movements in public to places like shops or restaurants, becoming recluses in fear of public incontinence.
As people age, it’s normal to lose muscle strength to hormone changes and lifestyle factors. Being less active causes the muscles to reduce in size and also makes areas like our arms a prime location for fat to accumulate.
While hip and knee replacements get thousands of Australians back on their feet and help to relieve them of debilitating pain each year, new research claims that the number of people undergoing these surgeries could be drastically lowered by physiotherapy.
The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) supports Palliative Care Australia’s call for a more accessible multidisciplinary team approach to caring for people with life limiting or terminal illnesses, so they can live as fully and comfortably as possible with care that matches the needs and preferences of individuals and their families
When it comes to health and wellbeing in older age, over-60s are repeatedly being told to introduce regular exercise to their daily routine. From weight loss to boosting the immune system and even reducing the risk of chronic diseases, exercise has an array of benefits for our health.