Exercise

How the Exercise Hormone May Prevent Alzheimer’s

Senior working out and lifting weights

We all know that exercise is good for us: you have better health, a better body... even a better mood due to that “feel good” boost you get after a good workout. According to a recent report in Nature magazinethat boost may be more than just a feeling ... it could be a radical new discovery in the fight against Alzheimer’s.

This January, scientists released a report wherein they cited evidence that a hormone released by exercise may improve memory and potentially protect against Alzheimer’s disease.  

The Health Benefit of Physical Therapy for an Aging Adult with Memory Loss

The Health Benefit of Physical Therapy for an Aging Adult with Memory Loss

Exercise has been proven to be beneficial for people of all ages. That goes double for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or another form of memory loss. They not only receive the numerous physical benefits, but also see improvement in motor skills, a decreased risk of falls and a lower rate of diseases that are associated with cognitive decline. This results in improved memory and behavior, better communication abilities and a variety of other benefits specifically related to the unique challenges of those with dementias.

Holidays & Exercise for Seniors

The holiday season is approaching faster than we even realize, bringing with it Halloween candy, loads of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, plenty of pies, Christmas cookies and, of course, some extra unwanted pounds. The holidays can be hectic and tempting, leaving little time to exercise and continue an exercise routine, or so you think. Although there may be plenty of parties, feasts and activities to take part in, it’s still possible to keep up with or adapt your current routine to fit your holiday needs.

Tips for Tai Chi for Seniors

Get Up & Get Moving: Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

Get Up & Get Moving: Benefits of Tai Chi for Seniors

While many seniors like to be active, it can become harder as they age as a result of various health and body restrictions. As many exercise programs can tend to be strenuous, seniors can have trouble finding classes and programs to fit their needs. However, there are still options for seniors who either desire or require a form of low-impact yet effective exercise in order to stay fit and improve their overall well-being for the long term.

Tips for Controlling Diabetes with Diet & Exercise

Controlling Diabetes with Diet & Exercise

Controlling Diabetes with Diet & Exercise

Diabetes is a widespread problem in America with 1.4 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes each year and even more left undiagnosed. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), out of 29.1 million Americans with diabetes in 2012, only 21 million were diagnosed. Out of those who were ages 45 to 64, 13.4 million had diabetes and 11.2 million of those 65 and older were also affected by it, showing that as we age, the more the risk of diabetes increases.

Tips on Strength and Exercise for Seniors

The Benefits of Strength and Exercise for Seniors

We’ve all heard the phrase that states that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. While this can certainly be seen as true, there has to be more that can be done to keep ourselves healthy and living well besides proper diet and nutrition. The good news is there is plenty more that can be done to keep us living optimally. By keeping up with an exercise program, you are safeguarding yourself against illnesses, preventing strength-related falls and making it easier to maintain a healthy bone mass.

5 Benefits and Tips to Get You Outside

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