Medicine in Motion
Exercise in Ageing and Disease: Preventing Disease with Exercise
In this episode, we discuss the effects of exercise on diseases typically seen in the older adult population. We speak to Dr. Scott Thomas about the ageing process and how exercise can serve as a method of prevention for many diseases. We have the opportunity to speak to Nira Rittenberg, an occupational therapist who works with patients with dementia, and hear how she uses exercise in her practice. Dina Katsoulis also talks to us about her research with older adults and resistance training, an important type of exercise for fall prevention. The use of this exercise to strengthen the bone and muscle is also exemplified in the story shared by our friend, Bruce, who was able reverse his osteoporosis.