Exercise without the risks. Exercise and nutrition are essential parts of a healthy lifestyle throughout one’s life, and as we age, our requirements are ever changing. A growing body of research illustrates how regular exercise is especially important for seniors, and how more seniors are opting for an active lifestyle instead of a sedentary one. This article will show you the benefits of exercise for older adults, the seven best forms of exercise for seniors, and a few exercises that may be hazardous to seniors’ health. 1. Water aerobics In the past years, water aerobics have become an [...]
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No matter your age, there are plenty of things you can do to improve your health and keep your body well. Unsurprisingly, nutrition and exercise are at the top of that list. Have you heard of Ginette Bedard? At age 68, she began running as her new hobby. By age 86, she has now run hundreds of races, including nearly 20 marathons. Or how about 82-year-old Ernestine Shepherd, the world’s oldest competitive female bodybuilder, who didn’t start working out until she was 56? Both of these women are redefining what can be expected in senior health, and their nutrition and exercise routines [...]
As baby boomers continue to age, the number of seniors with Alzheimer’s disease continues to grow. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, about 5.8 million Americans are experiencing the disease. By 2050, the number is expected to grow to 13.8 million. In fact, some groups are being hit harder than others. One in 10 people ages 65 and older has Alzheimer’s Women account for almost two-thirds of American Alzheimer’s cases African-Americans are about twice as likely to have Alzheimer’s Hispanics are about 1.5 times as likely to have Alzheimer’s Dementia is the sixth leading cause of death in America, killing more people [...]