Always think positive if you want positive results

Written by Stephen Hill

I was always somebody who felt quite sorry for myself, what I had not got compared to my friends, how much of a struggle my life seemed to be compared to others. I was caught up in a web of negativity and needed someone or something to help me to escape.

During an afternoon at work one day, aged around twenty one, a colleague I was working with started to talk to me. What he said was quite upsetting and disturbing, however would have a profound effect on my future. He said to me: "Your quite a depressive person, aren't you?" "Am I?" I said this is quite a shocked voice as I believed I was no different to anybody else. He continued: "Yes you are. You very rarely smile, you are negative about most issues and you always seem to be carryingrepparttar world on your shoulders". This man was aged around fifty three and continued: "I used to be like and then I was given some advice, of which I am now going to relay to you. When you feel down, depressed or sorry for yourself, readrepparttar 148883 newspapers or watchrepparttar 148884 news onrepparttar 148885 television. You may then realise that you are in fact one ofrepparttar 148886 lucky ones."

Aging and Physical Frailty-Can It Be Helped?

Written by Vincent R. Moloney MD

Aging and physical frailty in our society can be seen at every hand. Have you noticed a change in your aging parents or even a change in yourself? If not then possibly you are not looking. Maybe you are not as bouncy, not as strong, reflexes slowing; balance a little off, etc. Possibly a little worry about falls or accidents lurks in your sub- conscious mind. If so you are normal and merely displaying common sense.

One ofrepparttar most common injuries sustained in a fall is fracture ofrepparttar 148882 hip. In case one thinks this is no big deal consider this: The one-year mortality rate for surgical hip fracture inrepparttar 148883 elderly is a whopping 25% to 30%! (Reference "Ferri's Clinical Advisor", WB Saunders.) None of us wants to play a round of Russian roulette with odds like that.

There are five main factors in falls inrepparttar 148884 elderly: 1.Environmental hazards 2.Unawareness ofrepparttar 148885 danger 3.Medication side effects 4.Osteoporosis (softening ofrepparttar 148886 bones) 5.Generalized physical frailty

Firstrepparttar 148887 obvious is addressed. Scourrepparttar 148888 living quarters for hazards and pitfalls and eliminate them. The bathroom is particularly dangerous especiallyrepparttar 148889 slippery surfaces. Protect these and provide handrails. Watch thatrepparttar 148890 non-slip mat doesn't become more slippery thanrepparttar 148891 surface it is covering, this happens.

Educaterepparttar 148892 individuals involved as torepparttar 148893 possibility of fall and dangers and hazards.

Review medication for possible side effects conducive to falls.

Prevent and treat osteoporosis that makesrepparttar 148894 bones more likely to fracture.

Lastly we addressrepparttar 148895 subject of this article, physical frailty. Is this decline an inevitable consequence of aging? Yes, it is. Can it be avoided? Well, not entirely but fortunately it can be slowed and minimized because a significant part of it is due to disuse!

Any human faculty or ability, mental or physical, can be strengthened by training or repeated use. Conversely, any faculty can and is weakened by neglect and infrequent use.

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