You may believe that giving up your seat to someone elderly on public transport is a polite thing to do, but experts have reported that doing so could actually impede their well-being as they age.
In fact, old people should be encouraged to stand and discouraged from taking it easy in order to keep themselves fit, an Oxford professor claims.
Sir Muir Gray, a clinical adviser to Public Health England, has spoken out to declare the elderly should attempt to walk for ten minutes a day and should be encouraged to take the stairs rather the lift or escalator.
Apparently, we must be stimulating exercise as we age not telling people to put their feet up. Don’t get a stairlift for your ageing parents, put in a second bannister and think twice before giving up your seat on the bus or train to an elderly person. Standing up is an excellent activity for them.
A collective endeavour to support older people to keep mobile can benefit them to live more independently and overcome the demand for social care, however additional experts argue this in a new report in The British Medical Journal.
Evidently, an activity can change the deterioration and keep a person over the threshold for requiring extended care and Health authorities claim that the results of ageing are frequently mixed up with lack of fitness and it’s actual lack of fitness that raises the prospect of requiring social care.
In fact, evidence notes that middle-aged and older people can increase their fitness level to that of an average person a decade younger by regular exercise and investigations have additionally shown that keeping fit can increase cognitive capacity and decrease the chance of dementia.
The current belief that activity is for young people while elderly people should be urged to decompress needs.
Gyms, walking groups, gardening, cooking clubs, and volunteering have all been shown to enhance the vitality and wellbeing of people at all ages with long-term conditions and rather than lying in hospital beds whenever they’re sick, the authors are requesting for a higher focus on rehabilitation and support.
And that people need to learn their purpose in diminishing demand for social care by being productive and that the gap between the best achievable level of ability and actual ability can be conquered at any age, no matter how many long-term ailments the person may have.
Evidently, the improvement in the level of ability may not only alter the person to the ability they experienced 10 years earlier, it may make the fundamental distinction between living well at home or being reliant on social care or residential care.
However, most of us and not only kids now are so engrossed in their Smartphones that they don’t recognize what is going on around them. Others tend to look out of the window when they notice a senior boarding a bus expecting that someone else will volunteer their seat.
I have noticed often that seniors are not offered a seat when they board the bus. We should not be told by experts what is good for the aged and what’s not. It’s just nice to offer but it’s not an order.
This is stupid information, people stating that the public should stop helping others. There are loads of people, the ageing, people with Chronic Arthritis that like getting out and about, although it would be impracticable without a bus pass, particularly in towns.
Nevertheless, even though they do get out and about, after a few hours, their bodies are on the brink of collapse and I am certain they are thankful to anybody who does volunteer their seat to them, it’s pure respect and we should not be making this nation needlessly more sadistic and more selfish.
You might decline to give up your seat for kids on the bus, but one should always get up for an old person and expecting women, it is simply the common practice that appears to have vanished.
Have these authorities on health ever been on a bus half full of overweight school children who wouldn’t give up their seats to their mother let alone an oldie? Have the authorities not heard of child obesity.
Maybe they’ve got the wrong target because many old people have lived for countless decades without requiring help and some of these young overweight kids will mature into adults who will require help a lot earlier than that, although obesity is another bone of contention.
All this is information from shallow minded people who do not know what it’s like to be old, not all aging people experience good health, they need to learn what it’s like for old impaired people and maybe they should be fitted up with devices that simulate arthritis et cetera and made to stand on buses, walk up stairs, walk regularly, before they mouth off about what elderly people can do.
And perhaps when they get old and have to stand at a bus stop, they will know what it’s like to be elderly and weak, but of course, I won’t be there to see it…
Support this information and I can see a lot more broken hips, if an elderly person has made it to the bus stop they are being active in getting there but balancing while standing on a bus is dangerous for an old person, and falls are bad news for them.
They may lose stability when a bus sways and they are then likely to sustain an injury as they may not be so quick to improve their gait so let’s stop being ridiculous and protect elderly passengers.
This is just another controlled mandate to be narrow-minded and not think of others. Even the most robust older people can suffer from arthritis, osteoporosis et cetera, the latter particularly could prove catastrophic if they fall over.
It is the proper thing to volunteer your seat to someone who may require it more, be they old, expecting or disabled and it seemingly does no harm to young people with no impairment to stand up. They can always decline if they don’t want to sit down.
The only great thing about having grey hair is when someone grants you a seat on the train and I’m convinced an older person would sooner get exercise swimming or walking, rather than swaggering around on public transport, carrying a bulky shopping bag.
Not all ill health is created by inactivity, only the uneducated believe that. Even the young can have arthritis and to be standing on a bus after a long and hectic day can be very painful.
Most people have lived pretty productive lives, they have danced, skied, maintained their gardens and had a healthy lifestyle and diet but then they get unwell with illnesses such as osteoarthritis and other infirmities, so these people who say that old people should stand on a bus shouldn’t be so superior and should merely be thankful for their good health while it remains.
This authority has spoken out to state the elderly should attempt to walk for ten minutes a day. How long does he believe people walk to get to a bus stop? When they get to where they are going do they get off the bus and simply sit down for a while before getting another bus home? No, they walk to a store, post office, bank, library. Then back to the bus stop and then from the bus stop to their home.
This man needs to do a training course where he and a gathering of Tories like him are taken on a sample shopping journey. He probably has a wife or secretary who does it all for him. His handcrafted footwear will barely touch the ground to walk from car to doorway.
I guess exercise is taken in a secluded club with soft music playing while he’s swimming in a heated pool, a jacuzzi splashing, massage on tap if he wants it, downy towels provided, and a bar waiting to invigorate him when he finishes his quiet splash.
Has he ever really been on a bus?
A huge amount of people over 60 have arthritis or other ailments that hurt. A little exercise at a time can be quite effective. For example, the walk down the lane to your car is great. Although you might need to sit in your car to recover before you can drive off and the supermarket is excellent because you can hang onto the trolley to walk around.
But this man has no idea what the daily fight for mobility is like.
A person with a disability is a really proud person and will attempt to walk whenever possible, providing they have both legs or any legs at all, but the pain is at times virtually unbearable, and a seat on the bus that is given is a genuine blessing.
This kind of opinion is harmful in a time when people already lack compassion and this is merely another instance of a world turned upside down and the times that we live in, a land in spiritual decay that’s unavoidable.
It looks like the prosperous are exempt, much as they are from the useful psychiatric assessment of course.
When standing on a bus or subway and it stops or breaks abruptly, people are usually launched across the aisle or even fall. Maybe this method has been proposed because it may result in broken hips for particularly weak seniors and we all know what that points to.
Again, like the closing of senior meal places and elderly day meeting programs, it results in social withdrawal, hopelessness and desperation which again influence an untimely death and this is seemingly what the government wants.
A new inquiry ordered by the Tories has determined that it is advantageous to the elderly and weak to end their benefits and boot them out on the street to fend for themselves. You have to be ruthless to be kind and what doesn’t kill them will make them stronger or something like that anyway.
These studies frustrate me, young people presumably need to stand more too but if I see an elderly or frail person standing on the bus, I will get up and give them my seat even though I am disabled myself, but solely out of courtesy and that it’s the politically correct thing to do, and it’s seemingly not good for me to sit on my arse either, but then that’s probably another study altogether…
It’s pretty mean information, and it takes a borderline sociopath to come up with something like this. Good intentions, completely empty of understanding and older people aren’t simply older people, they are human beings.
We should all have respect for older people, although there will always be morons out there and it doesn’t say much for society when old people are not treated as equal citizens and I wish I were young and could watch you as you age.
Simply standing up is not an activity, walking is. An older person could experience more if made to stand in one place, putting additional stress on joints, and maybe creating difficulties with the circulatory system.
I am not old, I will be 56 next year, but I have much wrong with me, but I will always give up my seat who may be in greater need than me. I don’t travel the bus much because I use a mobility scooter, but on the odd occasion when my scooter is in the workshop, I have to take a bus to town using my walking stick and from town, I hire a scooter to get about.
Usually, I don’t get a seat on the bus because by the time it gets to my stop it’s packed and no seats. I don’t expect anybody to give their seat up for me, but because of the stress on my joints and muscles, it would be helpful if they did, although that doesn’t occur much!
This is really brutal and will stop a lot of the elderly going out at all. They find it challenging enough to get on and off moving transportation nevermind being made to stand their entire trip. This is evil and prejudiced and teaches younger people to disrespect the elderly community.
Giving up one’s seat to an elderly person is not only about their physical state, it is about the state of a society that is caring and which holds its elderly with respect. When I think about this, I can only understand even better the Western paradigm is doomed.
The country is no more than the total of its parts, and it has been successively taken over by people who do not care to help but to profit.