4 Reasons Why Seniors Need Plenty of Exercise

This article is contributed by Vee Cecil.

Of course, with each day, hour, and minute that passes us by, we’re all getting older. But what many may not know or consider is that we’re actually getting older as a nation, too. The U.S. Census Bureau notes that in 2012 there were 43.1 million people in the country who were 65 or older. By 2050, that number is expected to almost double to 83.7 million. Continue reading “4 Reasons Why Seniors Need Plenty of Exercise”

Summer Health How-Tos for Seniors

Summer Health for SeniorsGuest contribution by Ruth Folger Weiss

Summer is a great time to take things at a slower pace and enjoy the beautiful weather. From participating in outdoor activities, to spending time with grandchildren, and all of the other summer activities you’ll be engaging in, it’s important to be mindful of the heat and its effect on your health. Spending too much time in the harsh sun or even inside a room that is too hot can lead to health complications. With these how-tos, you’ll be able to have a happy and healthy summer! Continue reading “Summer Health How-Tos for Seniors”

Enjoying a healthy old age

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With advancing years, you may find that some of the activities that you enjoy are more difficult for you. It is important to stay active even if only gentle activities are possible. If you move too quickly, then you may strain a ligament or have a sprain. Sometimes gentle rest is not sufficient to correct this and you must use the services of a trained professional such as a physiotherapist. Continue reading “Enjoying a healthy old age”

Lose Weight And Build Muscle With These Almost Surefire Last Resort Options

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This article is contributed by Sam Peters.

If you’ve been trying to lose weight or build muscle for a long time and have had no luck, then you may well be starting to think that it’s a lost cause. This is understandable as it can get highly frustrating continuously training and/or dieting without seeing any progress, but the important thing to remember is that there is no such thing as a lost cause. Continue reading “Lose Weight And Build Muscle With These Almost Surefire Last Resort Options”

Staying Active in Every Season

open fireThis is a guest post by Madison Hill

When the cooler temperatures start rolling in, it is far more desirable to snuggle up in the comfort of a warm blanket and toasty fire than it is to even contemplate going outside. Often, going for a leisurely walk or bike ride is burdensome in the colder months, and thus the motivation to be active dwindles to almost zero. Don’t lose heart, though! While the conventional means of exercise are (usually) out of commission for the season, there are other options that are both fun and beneficial.

(As with any new health/fitness adaptation, make sure to consult your physician before you begin) Continue reading “Staying Active in Every Season”

Now Is The Time To Exercise

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Hey fellow seniors, are you feeling sluggish? Are you tired of your muscles and joints aching for no apparent reason? If so, perhaps it’s time to turn up the activity meter on your life. This may sound counterintuitive, but science has shown that if you keep active you will likely stay active.After all, Newton’s First Law of Motion applies to us as well. A body in motion tends to stay in motion; whereas a body at rest tends to stay at rest.

Don’t be that body at rest. It will literally lead you to an early demise. Continue reading “Now Is The Time To Exercise”

How To Make Exercising At Home More Effective

stretching exerciseThis is a guest post by Jenny Wadlow.

A lot of people know the importance of maintaining a workout routine in order to stay in shape and also stay healthy. But because most people lead really busy lives today, it can also be extremely difficult to exercise on a regular basis, even though they know that they should. Continue reading “How To Make Exercising At Home More Effective”

10 Fun Summer Activities for Seniors to Stay Active

senior on a cycleThis is a guest post by Julia Dennis.

The benefits of exercise for seniors are numerous, helping to keep your body in shape, your mind sharp, and your mood positive. Even light activities like walking can make a big difference in your overall health. Continue reading “10 Fun Summer Activities for Seniors to Stay Active”

Gardening Can Deliver Many Health Benefits To Elderly People

gardening for elderly peopleThis is a guest post by Felix Marsh

Elderly people who find they are spending more and more time at home can benefit a great deal from having a garden, or a patio with containers to tend to. The key to enjoying the freedom that gardening offers is to realise that there are ways for practically anyone regardless of their level of mobility or fitness to get involved with gardening in some shape or form. Continue reading “Gardening Can Deliver Many Health Benefits To Elderly People”

The Basics of Running For Seniors

senior runnerThis is a guest post by Sarah Jennings.

Running obviously isn’t everyone’s cup of tea and the desire to begin running on a regular basis strikes people at different stages in their life. If it happen to strike you at an older age, it may be difficult to jump into and to hold on to your motivation. As a result, many individuals give up almost before they even begin.

My mom is one of those people. During her younger years she paid some attention to her health but was never actively conscience about it. As she got older, she realized that she needed to start actively taking care of herself but wasn’t sure exactly how to go about it. Sports and other physical activities require a lot of additional skills that she didn’t feel she was up to learning, but running seemed to be something that she could get behind. Continue reading “The Basics of Running For Seniors”