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”

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”

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”

Best Exercises For Seniors

senior with weightsThis is a guest post by Bonnie Black.

Before you start any new exercise regime it is important to consult your doctor, to make sure that you are not suffering from a medical condition that could make such an endeavour dangerous. However, once your GP has given you the all clear, there is no need to limit yourself to the easiest routines that you come across. Whilst it may be necessary to take things a little more slowly than you might have done when working out in your youth, there is no reason why senior citizens cannot enjoy vigorous exercise and all the benefits that it brings. Continue reading “Best Exercises For Seniors”

6 Tips For Keeping Your Mind Sharp And Active

active mindsThis is a guest post by Kate Reynolds.

As we get older, the deterioration of the mind and body is unavoidable. It’s just part of the aging process. Some people, however, experience more severe symptoms of aging than others do. No matter how healthy your body is, your mind can still begin to have those “senior moments.” Continue reading “6 Tips For Keeping Your Mind Sharp And Active”

Top 3 Benefits of Mobility Equipment

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This is a guest post by Stacey Graham.

Growing older comes with its share of joys and challenges. Amongst the most difficult change to become accustomed to is learning to adjust your lifestyle for an aging body. Joints become stiff, stamina decreases, and risk of injury becomes greater. This is where gear such as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs can become your best friends into old age. It may be a big change at first but the long-term benefits are very worthwhile. Read on to learn the Top 3 Benefits of Mobility Equipment. Continue reading “Top 3 Benefits of Mobility Equipment”