Health Articles tagged ‘seniors’

Questions and Answers About Dementia

Dementia causes an individual to lose intellectual and memory capabilities. Dementia has nothing to do with a short-lived haziness or absentmindedness that occurs from a temporary infection, secondary illness, or side effects from medicine. Dementia’s effects usually grow as the Dementia sufferer...
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Fitness for All Ages: Stretching Exercises For Seniors

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Our fitness journey also begins simply. No matter what type of exercise you plan to do, it should always begin with getting ready — preparing your body for the workout ahead. Although these exercises are designed for seniors, stretching is...
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5 Aging Exercise Myths That are Old and Tired!

Getting older doesn’t have to rob you of your independence or your carefree lifestyle. If you’re a baby boomer then— like it or not—you’re approaching “senior” status. As we age, it is important to know that the negative stereotypes about age and physical activity are...
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5 Reasons Why Baby Boomers Should be Strength Training

You may have already heard that you need to be strong as you age. But why? What’s the big deal about strength training anyways? The body loses muscle mass as it ages. A strength training routine can help stop or reverse muscle loss. With stronger muscles, you’ll be preventing a whole host...
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Water Activities Help Older Adults Stay Fit

When you were a kid, you probably spent most of your time in the water during the summer months. It was just good fun to swim and you didn’t even realize you were getting exercise! In your older years, returning to the water activities of your youth is both healthy and enjoyable. What is it about...
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Alzheimer’s Awareness: Understanding and Prevention

In October of 1982, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed one week in November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Week. One year later he proclaimed November as National Alzheimer’s Disease Month. At that time, he did not know that he would join the millions of Americans who are currently diagnosed...
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