Seniors News

Keep Your Brain Young by Exercising Regularly January 24, 2023 14:44

Over the past decade, researchers have uncovered the significant link between physical activity and cognitive function. Exercise not only improves cognitive ability, prevents brain atrophy, and stimulates the production of new neurons, but it also helps keep muscles strong, blood vessels flexible, and stress levels low.

Study looks into how exercise helps us stay physically fit as we get older. January 14, 2023 10:58

Researchers at the Joslin Diabetes Center found an anti-aging treatment that slowed the declines that come with getting older in a model organism. They did this by looking at the effect of a single cellular process involved in getting fitter through exercise training. 

Senior Exercise: Including Fitness in Your Daily Routine January 3, 2023 09:15

Take a moment to consider all of the compelling reasons why you should begin a fitness program. Learn about the current guidelines for your age group, find exercises to incorporate into your routine, and watch examples. Explore tips for successfully sticking to your health and fitness goals, as well as books and equipment to get you started!

How to Exercise for Type 2 Diabetes December 15, 2022 11:55

Most of the time, exercise lowers your insulin levels. If you take insulin or diabetes medicine and your workouts get harder or longer, you may need to change your snacks, your medicine, or both. Talk with your doctor about what you should do.

Exercise for Better Balance December 5, 2022 10:47

Training your balance doesn't have to take long. Adding just a few minutes of exercise each day to what you already do can help you see results quickly.

Now is the Time to Evaluate and Enhance your Balance. October 31, 2022 13:31

Maintaining your equilibrium requires a strong core. If your core muscles are weak, you will experience difficulty supporting your limbs, especially when walking. It's impossible to move forward if your buttocks and hips don't have the strength to support your weight

Yoga's Restorative Effects October 25, 2022 12:56

Consider yoga a spiritual workout. Like a muscle, it needs to be worked out and exercised in order to get stronger and more toned. When you practice yoga, you empty your mind of the "noise" that keeps you from focusing on what's truly important, making room for innovation.

Scientists discover the key to longer life in as little as four hours per week October 18, 2022 10:54

Two to six sessions of strength training per week were associated with a longer lifespan in those 65 and older.

What Causes Hunchback and How to Avoid It September 19, 2022 12:24

Posture awareness, targeted workouts, and strong bones can assist elderly persons avoid severe back rounding.

Chair Exercise for Seniors September 7, 2022 10:54

Your mobility will deteriorate as you age. The best way to reverse that is by trying basic chair exercises. And now that you've learned a few of them, you'll see that you don't even need a gym to improve your health. Try these workouts and start your journey to a healthy life.

Strength training can help you avoid chronic disease July 9, 2022 14:41

This type of activity may help you avoid chronic inflammation, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.

Strength training is effective  for making muscles and bones stronger, but the benefits don't stop there. A review of studies published online by the British Journal of Sports Medicine on February 28, 2022, discovered that strength training is associated with a 10% to 17% lower risk of premature death from all causes, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. It is the most recent of many studies that show a link between strength training and good health.

The criteria were met by sixteen studies. Muscle-strengthening activities were linked to a 10-17 percent lower risk of all-cause mortality, CVD, total cancer, diabetes, and lung cancer. There was no link discovered between muscle-strengthening activities and the risk of certain site-specific cancers (colon, kidney, bladder and pancreatic cancers). For all-cause mortality, CVD, and total cancer, J-shaped associations with a maximum risk reduction (approximately 10-20 percent) at approximately 30-60 min/week of muscle-strengthening activities were discovered, whereas an L-shaped association with a large risk reduction at up to 60 min/week of muscle-strengthening activities was discovered for diabetes. A lower risk of all-cause, CVD, and total cancer mortality was associated with a combination of muscle-strengthening and aerobic activities (versus none).

Muscle-strengthening activities were found to be inversely related to the risk of all-cause mortality and major noncommunicable diseases such as CVD, total cancer, diabetes, and lung cancer.

 

 

 


Is cardiovascular exercise good for your immune system? June 28, 2022 17:40

Aerobics is one of the most effective physical exercises for maintaining a healthy immune system. This activity requires some effort but provides numerous health benefits. Aerobics not only helps burn fat, but it also strengthens the cardiovascular system, allowing it to be activated. Walking also increases resistance to virus and helps us tire less.

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Three Ways to Encourage and Provide Opportunities for the Elderly to Stay Active June 6, 2022 08:38

As people age, they begin to experience physical, mental, and even personality changes. These changes have a wide-ranging impact on people's lives. Reduced physical activity is one of the most common side effects of these changes. They may not be able to easily perform such activities, regardless of how active they were when they were younger. Some people adopt a sedentary lifestyle and develop poor dietary habits.

Exercise for the Elderly

As we get older, we are more likely to develop a variety of health issues. Nonetheless, it is never too late to recognize this problem and begin practicing healthy habits such as exercising, eating a balanced diet, and scheduling adequate rest.

In this article, we will look at three ways to encourage or create opportunities for elders to stay active in their daily lives.

Look for local gyms that provide personal training for seniors.

Personal training for older adults is available at a number of gyms and training centers. You should look for a personal trainer who has formal fitness training education and specializes in elderly fitness. When you find one, ask your parents to sign up for at least a few weeks to see how it goes. You can help them by attending the classes with them.

Look for gentle exercise options that won't put too much strain on their joints and muscles. There are both regular exercise classes and specialized ones for the elderly, such as aerobics and tai chi.

Find Games for Older Adults

While seniors may find it difficult to participate in competitive sports such as basketball or football, there are several games that they can enjoy, such as table tennis and shuffleboard. You can even play elderly group games like the elderly version of a tennis ball race, in which you pass around one ball quickly enough to catch up with the second ball. The player who ends up with both balls is eliminated. You could easily set up these games in your own home and invite them to play alongside you.

It's a good idea to plan an activity that you and your loved one can look forward to at the end of the week. It not only provides physical activity, but it also provides an opportunity to strengthen your bond and cherish your relationship with your parent.

Make park visits a regular occurrence.

Taking your elderly to a nearby park can help them in a variety of ways. If you don't have the time, make it a part of your caregiving routine to take your aging parent for a weekly, or even daily, walk. Time spent in nature can benefit both a senior's mental and physical health. This will not only give you more time to spend with your elderly loved one, but it will also help you improve your health.

To sum up

Long-term habits can be difficult to break, and drastic changes are easier said than done. As previously stated, both physical limitations and personality changes can stifle one's spirit and prevent them from doing what is best for them.

Organizing the three ideas listed above will assist you and your aging parent in staying fit and happy. You can also try a variety of other practices to keep your parents healthy and active. Encourage them, for example, to take the stairs rather than the elevator.

Nothing can't be improved with a little regular physical activity. Staying active helps older people live happier and healthier lives. It also reduces their many health risks and improves their overall well-being.

References

https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/weight-management/healthy-eating-physical-activity-for-life/health-tips-for-older-adults


Top 10 Healthy New Year's Resolutions for Senior Citizens January 3, 2022 17:36

The American Geriatrics Society's Health in Aging Foundation suggests the following top ten healthy New Year's resolutions for older adults to help you achieve your goal of becoming and staying healthy.

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The Advantages of Resistance Bands December 1, 2021 10:44

Without some type of weight training, no workout plan is complete. Working your muscles against something else provides several health benefits, as well as some mental benefits. Resistance training aids with weight loss.

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Exercise Essential in Seniors Living Communities November 30, 2021 16:42

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention produces a report on Physical Activity and Health for Persons with Disabilities to assist us understand why this is important.
"Physical activity does not have to be difficult to reap health advantages."

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Upper Body Band 10 Minute Workout November 15, 2021 13:35

This short but effective resistance band strength workout includes exercises for your arms, shoulders and back.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kY5H_I1BL4

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Stronger Core - 10 Minutes August 14, 2021 13:24

Here we focus on our core- abdominals, lower back, and pelvic floor. Your Core must be strong in order to:

  • Provide a strong foundation for excellent overall fitness and health
  • Support your spine
  • Support your internal organs
  • Maintain good posture

10 Ways Muscle Strength Is Important for Longevity July 14, 2021 13:02

“Higher levels of upper- and lower-body muscular strength are associated with a lower risk of mortality in the adult population, regardless of age or follow-up period,” the researchers discovered.

Benefits of Exercise for Those with Pre-Diabetes or Type 2 Diabetes May 26, 2021 15:55

If you are not exercising, or are generally inactive, make a decision to improve your life. Start slowly and gently. You'll see results quickly!

Benefits include:

  • Lowers blood glucose and blood pressure and controls cholesterol
  • Strengthens heart, lung and circulatory systems
  • Promotes weight loss
  • Strengthens bones, increases muscle tone and stamina
  • Improves quality of sleep

Keys to Doing Physical Activity After 50 May 4, 2021 13:05

Exercising after 50 is possible and necessary to better deal with the problems of the elderly. To do this, some of the keys to take into account are strength training, finding an exercise partner, and doing yoga.

Feeling good and comfortable with yourself is possible at any age, as Healthline indicates, and it is not an impediment to doing physical activity and leaving sedentary lifestyle behind.

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Thanks to The Renaissance Retirement Residence in Victoria, BC April 22, 2021 09:25

Today we thank The Renaissance Retirement Residence in Victoria, BC for joining the Stronger Seniors Chair Exercise family.

The Renaissance has been serving seniors for 22 years in beautiful British Columbia.

 

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