Physiotherapy For Elders: 7 Powerful Balance Exercises For Seniors

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Increasing balance and developing strength are two things that we should all be concerned about. However, we are many times too busy to consider including these activities into our schedules. As time passes, we realize that we need to be strong to take care of our own bodies and – well, health. To avoid injury, we need to feel confident when walking and be used to working out regularly. This is why we developed a list of seven powerful balance exercises for seniors. Check them out and let’s talk about it! Walking heel to toe If you’re wondering how ‘walking

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7 Mind Stimulating Activities for Seniors

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Worried about your forgetfulness? If you’re a senior or you have elderly loved ones then this article is worth your time. Aging comes with a lot of challenges. As people grow older, their bodily systems start to slow down, the brain declines gradually. Sometimes memory slips can be due to impaired memory or Alzheimer’s disease. Fortunately, there is a way to work around memory slips associated with the normal aging process. In this article, you’re going to learn about seven mind-stimulating activities for elderly loved ones. But before that, let’s understand a few things. What happens to the brain during

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How To Keep Your Memory Clear

Most people think that it’s too late to start exercising in their golden years. But I have some good news for you. Did you know that exercise actually energizes us “older” folks’ cells more than younger people’s? And it’s never too late to start! A recent 2017 study published in Cell Metabolism Journal showed that the older participants’ muscle cells actually benefited more from exercising than younger ones. In the experiment, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) changed the activity levels in almost 400 genes in the older participants, compared to only 274 genes in the younger participants. (These gene activities signal

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Easy ways to get moving this year

Easy ways to get moving this year

New year resolutions can drive us nuts, especially the ones dealing with exercise. There's nothing more irritating than setting goals around an activity that you're not interested in doing. Easy ways to get moving this year Believe me, you're not the only person who dreads the annual January - start an exercise program as a New Year resolution. And dealing with the excuses not to follow through is exhausting. If this rings true for you, I have happy news. You can have your cake and eat it too when it comes to being more physically active during the new year. Because

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9 Simple Tips to Get Rid of Back Pain for Seniors

Back Pain

Nature is full of remedies that can help reduce back pain. The remedies have been used by communities for centuries and have been tested and approved by the consequent generations. The senior members experience back pain due to various reasons. The primary causes can be posture, food and inactivity. The senior member can learn to eat healthy foods and to do simple exercises to keep off back pain. Most of the exercises can be done even at the senior care at home and the results can be significant. Consume anti-inflammatory drink daily Anti-inflammatory drinks help to boost the production of pain-reducing agents

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What’s better for bones: diet or exercise?

Scientists may have found some clues to help answer an age-old question:  What has a more positive impact on bones, diet or exercise? Perhaps you’ve heard evidence for both these important habits. But a new University of Michigan (U-M) study got closer to a final answer. To get this answer, researchers had to determine what effect diet alone, exercise alone, and then both diet and exercise together had on bone mineral content and density. Researchers studied 16-week old mice and split them into various groups. Half got a control diet. The other half got an enriched diet with added calcium

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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 Brain Is Easier than You Think In a recent study, Shannon Hallaway, Ph.D., a researcher at Rush University School of Nursing, found that higher levels of physical activity done as a part of normal life is associated with more gray matter in the brain. This

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7 Simple Tips to Stay Active With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid Arthritis or RA is an inflammatory, long-term condition that affects your body’s tissues and sometimes, organs. RA can occur at any age but will most likely affect women in their middle age. What’s interesting and also confusing about RA is that if you have this disease, your body basically attacks itself. However, there are things that you could do to slow down the decline. Research studies found that exercise is a great cure for RA, and it can affect women’s bodies positively. To be more exact, exercise can alleviate the pain and release stiffness of the joints. It can

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3 Senior Activities that Improve Balance & Prevent Falls

3 Senior Activities that Improve Balance & Prevent Falls

Falls are a major concern for seniors and elderly care providers alike. Declining strength, coordination, mobility, and visibility all increase seniors’ risk of falling. Meanwhile, poor bone strength can increase the risk of severe fractures. Together, these risk factors have made falls the number one cause of accidental death among Americans over the age of sixty-five. The good news is that it’s possible to lower that risk. Both medical and elderly care professionals recommend a number of fall prevention strategies that can help seniors and family caregivers lower elderly adults’ risk of falling. One of the best ways to do

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