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Staying fit forever: ‘Even people using walkers or wheelchairs are exercising’ February 27, 2020 10:58

Staying fit forever: ‘Even people using walkers or wheelchairs are exercising’

“You have to be active,” Becker says, imitating a hunched-over person thumbing a cell phone. “Everyone is sitting in front of a computer all day. You have to move your entire body.”

 

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Chronic Illness Number 7: Heart Failure February 3, 2020 14:13

  14% of older adults were treated for heart failure — a condition that occurs when the heart cannot adequately supply blood and oxygen to all of the organs in the body.

The heart might become enlarged, develop more muscle mass, or pump faster in order to meet the body’s needs, causing you to feel tired, light headed, nauseous, confused, or lack an appetite. The best prevention is to follow a doctor’s recommendations to decrease your risk for coronary heart disease and high blood pressure.

Begin an exercise program. Try to limit saturated fats, foods high in sodium, and added sugars. Eat plenty of fresh fruit, vegetables, and whole grains.


Thanks to St. Francis Health and Wellness in Little Falls, MN January 28, 2020 20:26

St. Francis Health & Recreation Thanks to St. Francis Health and Wellness in Little Falls, MN for utilizing the Stronger Seniors Chair Exercise Programs. Patti H. says "We use four different programs- everyone loves it." 

 

St. Francis has classes every weekday morning.

Chronic Illness #5 January 11, 2020 13:32

27% of older adults were treated for diabetes last year– a disease that occurs when your body is resistant to, or doesn’t produce enough, insulin. Insulin is what your body uses to get energy from food, and distribute it to your cells.

Core Fitness DVD January 7, 2020 09:21

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I would recommend to everyone who is either a senior, hates exercise, or just wants a stretching exercise. I purchased for my 92 year old landlord. I actually purchased all of the DVD's. Great fitness videos." ~ Renee R.

Medicare Advantage Plans Boost Healthy Perks November 10, 2019 20:54

 Medicare Advantage Plans Boost Healthy Perks

“These benefits are focused on keeping people well and can save the beneficiary and the plan a lot of money in the long run,”

 

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Seniors Who Feel Their Life Has Purpose May Live Longer November 10, 2019 14:58

"We found a strong association between life purpose and mortality in the US," said the study's lead author, Leigh Pearce of the University of Michigan School of Public Health. 

 

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Chair Yoga Testimonial November 7, 2019 14:45

"I did this Chair Yoga routine with my 82 year-old mother. I have server arthritis in my knees. It was simple and effective. All body types for instructors. They rotate teaching. There is an introductory class then you can go on to the next. Perfect for my mother and me. Relaxing also. With three instructors, each instructor shows you a different way to do the movement. Excellent instruction on modification. Very happy with my purchase."

                      ~Kimberly S. 

High-intensity exercise can boost memory of elders by 30%, says study November 6, 2019 11:02

Seniors who took up short bursts of activity, experienced and displayed an improvement up to 30% in memory tasks.   

 

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3 Reasons to Consider Making Changes During Medicare Open Enrollment October 23, 2019 09:51

Between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7, Medicare participants can make changes to their plan(s). Here are a few reasons you may want to take advantage of this open enrollment period. 

 

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Why does my back hurt? September 24, 2019 12:19

Did you know that not all back pain is the same? There are 2 types of back pain—mechanical and inflammatory. They may cause similar symptoms, but they’re very different.

 

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Many Thanks to the Sisters of St. Dominic September 12, 2019 16:04

The Sisters of St. Dominic in Blauvelt, NY adopted the Stronger Seniors Chair Exercise program for their outreach.

 

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Alarming Number Of Seniors Go Entire Week Without Talking To Anyone September 11, 2019 10:03 1 Comment

Loneliness can affect your health, your well-being and the way you see yourself – it can make you feel invisible and forgotten.

 

 

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How to Prevent Falls - the leading cause of injury death in older Americans September 11, 2019 09:32

"Weakness in an older person's lower extremities is associated with increased risk for falls," he said. "Exercise and increased physical activities are important in improving and maintaining your leg strength," says JC Garilao, a physical therapist who works with senior patients.

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Senior Pets for Senior Citizens September 10, 2019 12:25

The Palm Valley Animal Center (Edinburgh, TX) aiming to place a cat or dog over the age of seven with a person over the age of 60. It’s called the “Seniors for Seniors” program. Shelter officials say senior pets often have the least chance of being adopted because people typically search for puppies.

 

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'Back to School' Advice from Iowa Senior Citizens September 10, 2019 12:12

In the images, a sweet group of folks including Gladys, 86, Arnie, 81, Marie, 97, Loretta, 94 and three-quarters and Jim, who elusively describes his age as simply “young at heart,” smile as they show off boards detailing what year they finished school, and their honest advice for students today.
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Which Type of Exercise is Best for Parkinson's Disease? September 9, 2019 12:23

Different exercise programs pursue different fitness goals: balance and coordination, flexibility, endurance, and strength.

Examples of Parkinson’s-related exercise programs include:

   Resistance training.

   Aerobics.

   Alternative exercises, such as yoga.

   Home-based exercises.

   Practicing movement strategies.

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Exercise May Protect Brain Regions that are Sensitive to Neurodegeneration September 9, 2019 11:17

Physical activity and fitness reflect on brain structure in cognitive decline. Especially brain regions which are affected by neurodegeneration seem to be responsive to exercise and fitness.

 

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The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Shouldn’t Be a Waste of Time September 6, 2019 11:42

The most common complaint from those age 65 and older is, “It’s a waste of my time and is just an excuse to bill Medicare.” In other words, the Medicare patient doesn’t understand the purpose of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit nor do they know what one should expect.

 

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Building a Better Life - Focus on the Process, Not Results September 4, 2019 11:43

 The most content people aren’t focused on being the best; they’re focused on constant self-improvement.

When you stop stressing about external outcomes — like whether you win or lose, attain a certain promotion, or achieve some other form of validation — a huge burden is lifted off your shoulders and you can focus your energy on the things you can control.

As a result, you almost always end up felling better. Research shows that concentrating on the process is best for both performance and mental health.


Living a Better Life - Build Your Tribe September 3, 2019 14:42

Senior Tribe

 There’s an old saying that you’re the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Turns out that’s true. 

A large and growing body of behavioral science research shows that motivation (or lack thereof) is contagious. One study, “Is Poor Fitness Contagious?

Evidence from Randomly Assigned Friends,” found that up to 70 percent of your fitness level may be explained by the people you train with. Other research shows that if you work on mental tasks with people who are internally driven and love what they do, you’re more likely to end up the same way.

If, on the other hand, you surround yourself with people who have a negative attitude and are focused solely on winning the rat race, you set yourself up for a less fulfilling experience.


Hats Off to Brookdale Senior Living in Twin Falls, ID August 15, 2019 09:20

Grateful to announce that the Stronger Seniors Chair Yoga program has been adopted by Brookdale in Twin Falls, Idaho. Thank you!

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National Senior Games Pole Vaulter Breaks the Mold July 18, 2019 16:55

National Senior Games Pole Vaulter Breaks the Mold

“The reason you can’t do stuff? Do you know why? Because you don’t do it,” Johnston said. “The secret is to keep doing it. Keep on doing it.”

 

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Meals on Wheels Delivers an Extra Health Bonus for Seniors July 15, 2019 15:56

Meals on Wheels might do more than deliver hot food to isolated seniors: New research suggests it can serve as an early warning system for declining health.

 

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