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Not on our watch! Reader’s Digest slammed for ‘ageist’ article about over-50s

American magazine Reader’s Digest has come under fire for an “ageist” article it published, which suggested seniors are ailing creatures who aren’t fit enough for rigorous exercises anymore. 

Age is not a barrier to exercise

Health experts have hit back at "ageist" exercise recommendations, which advise Territorians over the age of 50 to avoid certain movements. The Australian Physiotherapy Association said exercise programs should be based on individual ability and needs, rather than age.

Effective intervention starts with assessment

Incontinence of urine or faeces can affecr both men and women of all ages, however the incidence rises significantly among the elderly. This does not mean that it should be considered a natural and expected part of ageing—loss of bladder or bowel control is not normal. 

No place for ageism in exercise prescription

Counter to advice in a recent Reader’s Digest article, the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) advises that exercise programs should be based on individual ability and needs, rather than age.

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