Senior Fitness

14
Feb

Maintaining a Healthy Weight as a Senior

People are living longer and enjoying active lifestyles well into their 80s and 90s. Research continues to confirm that eating well and being physically active can have a dramatic impact on quality of life for older adults. You are never too old to reap the benefits of a healthy diet and exercise. In fact, as we age, our food choices

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15
Nov

Senior Fitness: Exercise and Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease which causes bones to become fragile and easy to fracture. It is a major cause of disability for older women. A fractured hip or spine impacts personal mobility and independence for a lengthy period of time. People with osteoporosis may believe they should shy away from exercise to be safe and prevent fractures. However, keeping your

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12
Jul

Seniors and Exercise

As people age, exercise is the key to staying strong, energetic and healthy. As we grow older our body’s metabolism naturally slows down, making it increasingly difficult for seniors to maintain a healthy weight. The answer is exercise. Exercise helps speed up the body’s metabolism and builds muscle mass, so engaging in physical activity regularly makes it easier for seniors

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5
Jul

Brain Exercises For Seniors

When a parent ages, mental deterioration is often the hardest thing for their children and grandchildren to cope with – even when the physical changes in the parent are more challenging. Arthritis, diabetes, loss of mobility – these are parts of aging. You can use medicine or equipment to deal with them. If the parents suffer in physical health, they

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21
Jun

Fantastic Fitness Strategies for Seniors

Shedding pounds and keeping them off gets tougher as we age. We vow in January to make big changes, but by Valentine’s Day our motivation has vanished. Maybe it’s time for a new strategy. Here are a few easy-to-implement, small steps you can take to start down your path to personal fitness. Weigh yourself everyday Bump up your weekly weigh-in

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