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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What to Look For In An Exercise Class Or Routine

Improvements in physical and psychological health can lead to some significant benefits in other areas of an older person’s life, especially by prolonging their ability to live independently. In turn, this greater independence helps to maintain physical and mental health. In short, the effects of exercise are more holistic than even some doctors realize, and remembering this can keep you motivated as you begin your exercise routine. Once you’re clear about what you’re after and what you should avoid, it’s time choose an exercise routine. Here are some aspects to consider: Timing — Health experts recommend that older adults exercise on

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Exercises That Help Slow Aging

How Exercise Helps your Body and Brain

Getting older might inhibit how much you can exercise, but even small, gentle bouts of fitness go a long way to making your body and mind more youthful. A Swedish study found that physical activity is the main contributor to a longer life, even if you only start working out during your later years! Here are some of the best “fountain of youth” exercises to add to your day. Exercises That Help Slow Aging Squat! Simple squatting exercises are great for strengthening your legs, which in turn keeps your mind young. Yes, really. According to a study published in Gerontology that monitored

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