Lack of physical activity may affect muscle and bone health

Lack of physical activity may affect muscle and bone health

 

 

Physical inactivity, 4ᵗʰ leading risk of mortality

Poor posture may affect bones and muscle health

The prolonged RMCO measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic have been disrupting our daily routine unprecedentedly where not only our movement is restricted, but our physical activity as well. The 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey findings show that 1 in 4 Malaysian adults were physically inactive. Globally, physical inactivity has been reported as the fourth leading risk factor for mortality¹.

Poor posture may strain bones and muscles

Physical inactivity or sedentary lifestyle over long period of time is one of the triggers for  muscle loss and poor bone health. Long hours of working in front of a computer without having proper posture and breaks, could have detrimental effects to your health without you knowing. For example, sitting for too long can make our hip flexor muscles to shorten that leads to problems of the hip joints.  Besides, other common troubles include poor posture, numbness, soreness and stiffness around the neck, shoulders, back and even legs. Poor posture may strain bones and muscles.

Strong bones, joints and muscles are important to support mobility

The changes in our bones and muscles may affect our movement such as walking and the strength to carry things and flexibility to do our daily chores. In some cases, it may lead to the development of serious health concerns such as osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal issues in the long term.

Musculoskeletal disorders, bone health and chiropractic care

Chiropractic care is one of the early prevention steps to help care for bone and muscle health.  Having strong bones and muscles helps to protect you from falling, which is a common factor for bone fractures.

“We are healthcare professionals who perform diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders alongside prevention counseling. ‘Neuro’ refers to the nerves while ‘muscular’ revolves around matters affecting the muscles,” explains Dr Sean Lee from Discover Chiropractic.

Chiropractic care. Care for bones and muscle health
Brought to you by Anlene.

When the nerves and muscles are functioning properly, it helps improve the ability to turn and tilt. Chiropractors also perform soft tissue therapies, stretches and exercises and some other treatments to help improve your mobility and stability, while relieving pain, soreness, and stiffness around the affected areas. By applying appropriate chiropractic treatments, it helps strengthen the muscles and tissues surrounding your bones to stabilize your movement, which is instrumental in maintaining mobility health.

 

Prevention is better than cure

Healthy lifestyles start with balanced diet and regular exercise

 

A balanced diet that includes food high in calcium (e.g. milk and dairy products, leafy greens, legumes, tofu) and protein is one of the keys to maintaining strong bones and muscle that is important to support good mobility. It’s also important to include vitamin D that helps to absorb calcium. Besides, protein⁴ provides important building block for our body defence system to help protect us from harmful foreign invaders.  

Adult’s milk powder such as Anlene Gold is one of the smart choices.  The product is scientifically formulated with MFGM Activeᵀᴹ (providing components similar to those found in joint fluids), collagen, 10 vitamins & minerals, and no added sugars. It also provides high protein to help build and repair body tissues. 

96% feel better strength and flexibility after 4 weeks*. Watch how Anlene has helped to support them in their daily nutritional intake.

*Source: Survey conducted by Home Tester Club between 22/10/2019 and 3/1/2020, 100 members have received and home tested Anlene Gold.

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Drink two glasses daily as part of your balanced diet. Let’s move with good flexibility & strength and support a good body defence system today!

References: ¹ WHO, 2010  |  ² NOF, 2009  | ³ Daly R et al., 2013  |  RNI, 2017

 

 

 

The prolonged RMCO measures amid the Covid-19 pandemic have been disrupting our daily routine unprecedentedly where not only our movement is restricted, but our physical activity as well. The 2019 National Health and Morbidity Survey findings show that 1 in 4 Malaysian adults were physically inactive. Globally, physical inactivity has been reported as the fourth leading risk factor for mortality¹.

Poor posture may strain bones and muscles

Physical inactivity or sedentary lifestyle over long period of time is one of the triggers for  muscle loss and poor bone health. Long hours of working in front of a computer without having proper posture and breaks, could have detrimental effects to your health without you knowing. For example, sitting for too long can make our hip flexor muscles to shorten that leads to problems of the hip joints.  Besides, other common troubles include poor posture, numbness, soreness and stiffness around the neck, shoulders, back and even legs. Poor posture may strain bones and muscles.

Strong bones, joints and muscles are important to support mobility

The changes in our bones and muscles may affect our movement such as walking and the strength to carry things and flexibility to do our daily chores. In some cases, it may lead to the development of serious health concerns such as osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal issues in the long term.

Musculoskeletal disorders, bone health and chiropractic care

Chiropractic care. Care for bones and muscle health Brought to you by Anlene.

Chiropractic care is one of the early prevention steps to help care for bone and muscle health.  Having strong bones and muscles helps to protect you from falling, which is a common factor for bone fractures.

“We are healthcare professionals who perform diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders alongside prevention counseling. ‘Neuro’ refers to the nerves while ‘muscular’ revolves around matters affecting the muscles,” explains Dr Sean Lee from Discover Chiropractic.

When the nerves and muscles are functioning properly, it helps improve the ability to turn and tilt. Chiropractors also perform soft tissue therapies, stretches and exercises and some other treatments to help improve your mobility and stability, while relieving pain, soreness, and stiffness around the affected areas. By applying appropriate chiropractic treatments, it helps strengthen the muscles and tissues surrounding your bones to stabilize your movement, which is instrumental in maintaining mobility health.

 

 

 

A balanced diet that includes food high in calcium (e.g. milk and dairy products, leafy greens, legumes, tofu) and protein is one of the keys to maintaining strong bones and muscle that is important to support good mobility. It’s also important to include vitamin D that helps to absorb calcium. Besides, protein⁴ provides important building block for our body defence system to help protect us from harmful foreign invaders.  

Adult’s milk powder such as Anlene Gold is one of the smart choices.  The product is scientifically formulated with MFGM Activeᵀᴹ (providing components similar to those found in joint fluids), collagen, 10 vitamins & minerals, and no added sugars. It also provides high protein to help build and repair body tissues. 

Drink two glasses daily as part of your balanced diet. Let’s move with good flexibility & strength and support a good body defence system today!

Try Now!
 

96% feel better strength and flexibility after 4 weeks*. Watch how Anlene has helped to support them in their daily nutritional intake.

*Source: Survey conducted by Home Tester Club between 22/10/2019 and 3/1/2020, 100 members have received and home tested Anlene Gold.

Reference

¹ WHO, 2010  | ² NOF, 2009  | ³ Daly R et al., 2013  | RNI, 2017

Lurking inactivity risks during MCO

Lurking inactivity risks during MCO

Lurking inactivity risks during MCO

The 4-week-stay-at-home order is an important action to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

However we need to be aware of the underlying health conditions that could creep  up if left unchecked, especially those that are affecting people’s mobility such as bone and muscle strength and the immunity.

Mobility health is vital

As we age, our bones, joints and muscles could become weaker and affect our strength and flexibility to perform daily tasks such as carrying heavy things, climbing stairs, squatting and standing up.

Mobility is essential for getting through the day as it promotes bone and muscle health to help us stay physically active in our daily living. Being physically active such as regular exercise is important in maintaining a good body defence system¹.

Bones, muscles and joints form an integrated system to support our mobility, flexibility and stability.

Bones alone, they not only form our shape and support our weight, but also protect our nerves, organs and all the other softer parts of our body. 

“When we were younger, we were much more active – moving around and using our muscles more, and putting our joints to good use at the same time. However, as we age, there will be some form of degeneration that occurs not only to your joints, but also a high potential of a phenomenon known as osteoporosis – a reduction in bone density,” explains Dr Gandhi Nathan Solayar, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from Ara Damansara Medical Centre (ADMC).

Physical inactivity may affect bone and muscle health besides negative impact on body defence system².

“We do know that, immobility and people living a sedentary or inactive lifestyle are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis. So, not being physically active is bad for bone health and many other things,” warns Dr Gandhi.

It has been reported that we may lose up to 20% of the bone density³ as we age and nearly 30% of the muscle strength⁴ if we stay inactive for just two weeks.

Health experts caution that osteoporosis is a silent disease, making it difficult to get detected. So what are the signs or symptoms that we may anticipate? 

“Yes, it is a silent disease. People with osteoporosis don’t really know they have it simply because they don’t feel the pain,” Dr Gandhi points out a brutal fact. “They don’t feel their bones getting weaker until it’s too late. So, when fractures happen, it will lead to other painful problems.” he continues.

Osteoporosis diagnosis

“It starts with history taking of a patient, followed by a complete physical examination. And then we go through all the risk factors from chronic diseases to ongoing medications, lifestyle, and so on,” he explains.

Dr Gandhi also draws our attention to a bone density scan, which is a quick and painless procedure using the X-ray to measure the strength of our bones.

Bone density scan can be done at either a public or private hospital, with the latter incurring a fee. 

“It’s a pretty straightforward procedure that takes about 10 to 20 minutes,” he adds.

What are the risk factors?

US Centre of Disease Control and Prevention⁵ stated that osteoporosis is more common in women, affecting about 25% (1 in 4) of women over 65, and about 5% (1 in 20) of men over 65.

The orthopaedic surgeon recommends regular exercise that works on the bones, muscles and joints to maintain good mobility and flexibility.

Adult milk powder such as Anlene Gold is one of the smart options. The product is scientifically formulated with MFGM ActiveTM (providing components similar to those found in joint fluids), high protein, collagen, 10 vitamins and minerals (including calcium) with no added sugars. It provides protein to help build and repair body tissues for a strong body defence system. Drink two glasses a day and move with flexibility and strength today!

96%* feel that better strength and flexibility after 4 weeks.

*Source: Survey conducted by Home Tester Club between 22/10/2019 and 3/1/2020, 100 members have received and home-tested Anlene Gold.

Watch how Anlene has helped to support them in their daily nutrition intake.

Stay active at home

Despite the 4-week home confinement due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Anlene would like to empower Malaysians to stay active by joining singer and songwriter Stacy Anam and tai chi master David Bao for inspiring #MoveAtHome and #JanganDudukJe home-challenge fitness drills. And at the same time, you can share your workouts with us to inspire others too.

Get your Anlene Gold on Lazada for a special discount!

References: ¹ MedlinePlus.gov  |  ² NCBI.gov  | ³ NOF, 2009  |  Vigelsø A. et al. 2015  |  CDC.gov  |  ⁶ RNI, 2017

 

 

 

The 4-week-stay-at-home order is an important action to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

However we need to be aware of the underlying health conditions that could creep  up if left unchecked, especially those that are affecting people’s mobility such as bone and muscle strength and the immunity.

Mobility health is vital

As we age, our bones, joints and muscles could become weaker and affect our strength and flexibility to perform daily tasks such as carrying heavy things, climbing stairs, squatting and standing up.

Mobility is essential for getting through the day as it promotes bone and muscle health to help us stay physically active in our daily living. Being physically active such as regular exercise is important in maintaining a good body defence system¹.

Bones, muscles and joints form an integrated system to support our mobility, flexibility and stability. Bones alone, they not only form our shape and support our weight, but also protect our nerves, organs and all the other softer parts of our body.

“When we were younger, we were much more active – moving around and using our muscles more, and putting our joints to good use at the same time. However, as we age, there will be some form of degeneration that occurs not only to your joints, but also a high potential of a phenomenon known as osteoporosis – a reduction in bone density,” explains Dr Gandhi Nathan Solayar, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon from Ara Damansara Medical Centre (ADMC).

Physical inactivity may affect bone and muscle health besides negative impact on body defence system².

 

 

Physical inactivity could affect our overall health. In addition, bones deteriorate with age, which could give rise to the development of osteoporosis when the body loses too much or makes too little bone. And when the bones become less dense, they become more fragile and are more likely to fracture.

“We do know that, immobility and people living a sedentary or inactive lifestyle are at higher risk of developing osteoporosis. So, not being physically active is bad for bone health and many other things,” warns Dr Gandhi.  

It has been reported that we may lose up to 20% of the bone density³ as we age and nearly 30% of the muscle strength if we stay inactive for just two weeks.

Health experts caution that osteoporosis is a silent disease, making it difficult to get detected. So what are the signs or symptoms that we may anticipate? 

“Yes, it is a silent disease. People with osteoporosis don’t really know they have it simply because they don’t feel the pain,” Dr Gandhi points out a brutal fact. “They don’t feel their bones getting weaker until it’s too late. So, when fractures happen, it will lead to other painful problems.” he continues.

Osteoporosis diagnosis

“It starts with history taking of a patient, followed by a complete physical examination. And then we go through all the risk factors from chronic diseases to ongoing medications, lifestyle, and so on,” he explains. 

Dr Gandhi also draws our attention to a bone density scan, which is a quick and painless procedure using the X-ray to measure the strength of our bones.

Bone density scan can be done at either a public or private hospital, with the latter incurring a fee. 

“It’s a pretty straightforward procedure that takes about 10 to 20 minutes,” he adds.

What are the risk factors?

“Obviously, age and gender are the non-modifiable risk factors you cannot change. The older you are, the more vulnerable you are. Females have a higher risk of developing osteoporosis especially later in life and post-menopausal. Those with a positive family history are at risk too,” he says, not forgetting the modifiable risk factors such as lifestyle and diet lacking calcium and vitamin D (for effective calcium absorption).

US Centre of Disease Control and Prevention⁵ stated that osteoporosis is more common in women, affecting about 25% (1 in 4) of women over 65, and about 5% (1 in 20) of men over 65.

The orthopaedic surgeon recommends regular exercise that works on the bones, muscles and joints to maintain good mobility and flexibility.

Healthy diet is important

Healthy diet is highly recommended by Dr Gandhi.

A healthy diet that contains calcium (e.g. milk and dairy products, leafy greens, legumes, tofu), protein, and vitamin D is one of the keys to maintaining good bone and muscle health for better mobility and flexibility. Moreover, nutrient such as protein⁵ provides the important building block for our body defence system to help protect us from harmful foreign invaders.

Adult milk powder such as Anlene Gold is one of the smart options.

The product is scientifically formulated with MFGM ActiveTM (providing components similar to those found in joint fluids), high protein, collagen, 10 vitamins and minerals (including calcium) with no added sugars. It provides protein to help build and repair body tissues for a strong body defence system. Drink two glasses a day and move with flexibility and strength today!

96%* feel that better strength and flexibility after 4 weeks.

*Source: Survey conducted by Home Tester Club between 22/10/2019 and 3/1/2020, 100 members have received and home-tested Anlene Gold.

Watch how Anlene has helped to support them in their daily nutrition intake.

Get your Anlene Gold on Lazada
for a special discount.

Stay active at home

Despite the 4-week home confinement due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Anlene would like to empower Malaysians to stay active by joining singer and songwriter Stacy Anam and tai chi master David Bao for inspiring #MoveAtHome and #JanganDudukJe home-challenge fitness drills. And at the same time, you can share your workouts with us to inspire others too.

Reference

¹ MedlinePlus.gov  |  ² NCBI.gov   | ³ NOF, 2009 
Vigelsø A. et al. 2015  |  CDC.gov   |  ⁶ RNI, 2017

MCO may be a tough period for us, but it’s battle time for our frontliners

MCO may be a tough period for us, but it’s battle time for our frontliners

The minacious COVID-19 continues to ravage the world. Each day, the number of confirmed cases in Malaysia has been increasing gradually, making every citizen to live in fear. As the number of cases are alarming, the Malaysia Government has extended the MCO until 14th April. Public are urged to cooperate during this MCO period by staying at home and minimizing the need to go out as a preventive measure to progressively eradicate this pandemic.

Staying at home for almost a month can be devastating for many, however, spare a moment to think about our frontliners who are dedicating every day for our safety and well-being. Medical staffs are treating and taking care of the patients without a break, while police officers work hand in hand with our army force to ensure that the public obey the MCO regulations.

Ever since the outbreak of this deadly virus, these hardworking frontliners have not seen the daylight, eat peacefully or spend some time with their families. They are working around the clock while self-isolating themselves for the safety of their loved ones. So, instead of whining about this MCO, we should Stay at Home and be grateful for their services. Staying at home is the greatest comfort and support we can contribute to them. Together, we shall overcome this pandemic!

Humanity and the warmth between humans can only be realized during such pandemic. People from all over the world are supporting one another and that has definitely touched many hearts. In addition to it, Akisama Group (RC Residences’ prestigious developer) launched the ‘Caring for Our Frontliners’ campaign recently where the representatives of Akisama Group distributed various daily necessities, face masks and hand sanitizers to our unsung heroes.

On top of it, the construction of RC Residences has been temporarily stopped as they comply to the MCO and also, care about every RC worker’s health. Thus, during this period, they are thanking the frontliners for their commendable contributions through this campaign. 

We do hope that more companies would follow Akisama Group’s footsteps and contribute to the frontliners who have been sacrificing their time and risking their lives for us.  It can be in the form of daily supplies, monetary donations, food and more. Not only that, the Ministry of Health (MOH) Malaysia has set up a special fund raiser account so that they can purchase more medical supplies. Therefore, whoever who wishes to donate can transfer the preferred amount to the following bank account:

Beneficial Account: Sumbangan Perubatan KKM

Account number: 2-66016-0002347-5 (RHB Bank)

As to honour their future buyers and investors during the MCO, RC Residences will offer RM8,000 vouchers when a RC Residences unit is booked. Yes! RM8,000 vouchers! Just what one needs during such a tough time! Don’t forget to share this incredible news with your family and friends. Don’t think too much and contact them right away to know more about this great deal!

For more details, please click right here

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