A new study shows that a physical activity intervention can reduce the risk of hospital admissions for the elderly in the capital.
Dr John Skelton, from the London Health Research Institute, and his colleagues looked at data from a long-running study looking at hospital admissions following hospitalisation in England and Wales in relation to activity levels.
The study, which is ongoing, has found that physical activity can be beneficial for the older person.
Dr Skelson said: “Physical activity can reduce complications from the flu, the flu season, the coronavirus and the coronavectomy, and it can also help lower cholesterol levels.”
But it’s not just about physical activity, there are many other things that can help reduce your risk of injury, as well as reducing your overall health.
“He said that physical activities, such as running, swimming and cycling, were the most effective way to reduce the chances of hospital admission.”
In terms of prevention, physical activity has been shown to reduce hospitalisation rates for the obese and older people, and also for the very elderly,” Dr Skelons said.
The researchers looked at hospital admission data for over 100,000 people in England, Wales and Scotland between 2000 and 2012, looking at the causes of hospitalisations, and the interventions that were most effective at reducing the risk.”
There are lots of different interventions to be taken,” Dr. Skelts said.”
One is walking.
You could walk for up to 45 minutes a day for a couple of weeks, and this reduces your risk by a lot.
“Dr Skelton said that although physical activity interventions may seem very obvious, they are actually relatively easy to implement.”
You can do it with the right people, the right way and it’s safe and it really helps people get well,” he said.
He said the research was important to understand how physical activity works.”
The key point here is it’s about changing your brain,” he explained.”
What you can do is start to do things that make your brain healthier, which may mean having a healthier diet, exercising more, engaging in socialising, having a good social life and so on.
“These are the things that may help people get better and they might also help reduce the overall risk of health problems.”
Dr. Skelsons said that the study is important because there are a lot of people who have been using physical activity as a preventive measure for several years.
“I think it’s a real important study, it’s important for all of us to understand what’s working, and what’s not working,” he concluded.