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Healthy Workouts for Seniors

Everyone needs exercise, and as we age, staying physically active improves our overall health. Better muscle strength and flexibility helps prevent falls and keeps your spine supported, and increased blood flow helps organs work more efficiently. Many seniors think that their mobility issues or health conditions prevent them from working out. But there are plenty of healthy exercises that can keep you in great shape so you can stay active. Always speak with your doctor before starting any new exercise program to see if they Continue reading →

Why Exercise is So Important for Seniors

We’ve heard it many times – that a good diet, exercise, and plenty of sleep are all important for good health. And as we enter the holiday season, it’s important to keep up all those healthy habits. But what is the real importance of exercise for seniors? We’ve put together some of the most important benefits of exercise for people over age 65.   Lowered disease risk. As we age, the risk of acquiring medical conditions like heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes increase. Continue reading →

Tips for Seniors: Staying Safe While Staying Fit

We all know the importance of exercise, and staying fit is important for your health no matter what your age. But as seniors, we need to do a little extra planning when we exercise to make sure that our exercise activity is safe, considering any health conditions and medications we’re taking. Whether we’re participating in a group activity at our senior living facility or taking a walk or a run in the neighborhood, safety is a top priority. Here are a few tips that will Continue reading →

Tips for Seniors: Keeping Your Mind Active

  Dementia and impaired memory can be real concerns as we age. Like any organ, your brain is nourished by healthy habits each day, including special exercises that help keep your mind sharp. These efforts are particularly important for seniors, who may start to notice a decline in memory and alertness due to natural aging or the effects of medication. Eat well and stay hydrated. A healthy diet is a basis for a sharp mind. Eat a variety of healthy foods each day like fruits, Continue reading →

The Importance of Exercise for Seniors

Exercise is for everyone! It goes hand-in-hand with a healthy diet for helping you feel better, fight symptoms of disease, and improve your mobility and overall lifestyle. With all those wonderful benefits, it’s important for seniors to participate in exercise that fits their ability levels. Today, we’ll talk about ways that every senior can find an exercise program that works for them. Exercise is especially important as we age, since it helps improve functions that make disease symptoms more manageable and prevent injury from accidents Continue reading →