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Exercising for a Healthy Brain Is Easier than You Think

Exercising for a Healthy Brain Is Easier than You Think

In recent years a flood of research is showing that keeping healthy and active is a key factor in helping the brain age well. But if you think that it takes running a marathon or spending hours a day in the gym to get these benefits, you may be pleasantly surprised!  Exercising for a Healthy […]

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3 Benefits of Yoga for Senior Health

When considering a new exercise program that interests you, you may want to seek out something entirely new. Recent studies by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health suggests that practicing yoga several times a week may significantly improve the overall well being and health of seniors. Yoga is the sixth most commonly used […]

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New Study Highlights the Importance of “Postural Sway” 

New Study Highlights the Importance of “Postural Sway” 

Yes, low bone density can potentially lead to a fracture. But there’s another factor that can increase fracture risk by more than 10 times! It’s something called “postural sway.” Below, I’ll explain what that is, how a new study shows it’s something to be concerned about, and — the good news! — what you can […]

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4 Excuses Seniors Use with Caregivers to Avoid Exercise

4 Excuses Seniors Use with Caregivers to Avoid Exercise

By and large, most Americans prefer to avoid exercise. As we grow older, exercise becomes more difficult, and we come up with more and more excuses to avoid it. Unfortunately, that can have grave consequences for seniors: lack of physical activity harms the elderly more than any other age group. 4 Excuses Seniors Use with […]

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5 Fitness Exercises for Relieving Chronic Pain

5 Fitness Exercises for Relieving Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is a health issue that disproportionately affects elderly Americans. According to a 2001 study, more than 50 percent of seniors (65 years and older) in retirement communities and more than 80 percent of nursing home residents said they suffered from persistent pain. Pain was the most frequently reported symptom among elderly test subjects […]

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