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Blog Category: Exercise

How To Stay Healthy In Your 70s And Beyond
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 11/19/2015
Although it's true that the risk of medical issues increases with age, that doesn't mean that we can't continue to be healthy in our 70s, our 80s, and beyond. Still, it's difficult to deny that the average 75 year old is more likely to be juggling several simultaneous medical conditions than the average 25 year old.

Tips For Staying Healthy At Any Age
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 11/17/2015
Aging involves progressive changes that become more noticeable as time passes. Regardless of these unavoidable changes, however, there are many things that you can do to ensure that you maintain your health and longevity and decrease your risk for physical and mental issues as you age. Not only are people today living longer lives, we're also living healthier lives well into our 70s, 80s, and even 90s and beyond. So what are the keys to living a long and healthy life?

Exercise And The Elderly
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 10/22/2015
Not only is it perfectly safe for those over 65 to exercise regularly, it is also highly recommended. The benefits of exercise throughout a person's life cannot be overstated. In fact, almost all people can benefit from some form of additional physical activity. Not only does regular exercise protect people from chronic disease, it also improves mood and reduces the chances of injury.

The (Cleaning) Rites Of Spring
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 9/8/2015
Who doesn't love Spring? The snow has melted, skies are blue, and flowers are blooming in abundance. The long cold winter has finally loosened its icy grip on the world, and the air is filled with birdsong and the fresh scent of Spring. For the elderly in particular, Spring can be a rejuvenating time. After all, elderly individuals are more likely to be home bound during the winter months. Even a minor cold can result in far more serious medical issues for the elderly, and a single slip on the ice can result in broken bones and loss of mobility. For this reason, many elderly people do not venture out during the winter months unless absolutely necessary.

Walking For Seniors
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 9/3/2015
Walking is a great low impact exercise to help you stay fit at any age. Apart from a decent pair of walking shoes, walking requires no special equipment. You can do it nearly anywhere and the benefits far outweigh any possible risks. A regular walking routine improves balance, overall fitness, and even mood. Studies show that taking a short half hour walk each day can even lessen symptoms of depression. In fact, a walking routine proved even more effective than taking anti-depressant medication in most cases.

The Importance Of Good Posture
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 8/6/2015
Good posture is about more than the way a person looks. Sure, we all know we shouldn't slouch or strut because both of these postures can give a certain unwanted impression to the world. However, putting appearances aside for the moment, it is also important to consider the effects of poor posture on the health of the body.

Yoga Can Be A Great Way to Keep Seniors Fit, Active, and Relaxed
Posted by Deb Spinelli on 8/4/2015
Yoga is an age-old fitness program with a multitude of benefits. Today, as its benefits become more widely acknowledged, yoga classes are offered at community centers and even churches in nearly every town. From increased flexibility, to better coordination, to stress reduction, the benefits of yoga are innumerable.