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How Exercise Can Prevent Falls in Seniors

Exercise is good for overall health. It keeps the heart healthy, the joints lubricated and the muscles strong. It also helps to prevent seniors from falling which is the leading cause of hospitalizations and broken bones for seniors in the United States. Read More

Five Yoga Postures for Fall Prevention

The ancient practice of yoga is enormously beneficial for the body and the mind. It reduces stress and anxiety and improves the function of nearly every organ in the body. Yoga improves core strength, loosens the joints and builds muscle, helping to prevent falls in the elderly. Read More

The 5 Best Exercises for Fall Prevention

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. In fact, the National Council on Aging reports that one-quarter of Americans aged 65+ falls each year, resulting in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments, more than 800,000 hospitalizations and 27,000 deaths. Read More

How One Cyclist is Breaking Records at 105

It is possible to stay physically fit, even a competitor, well into your 90’s? Yes, it is and the French amateur cyclist and world-record holder Robert Marchand just proved that. He is 105-years-old and has a higher level of aerobic fitness than most 50-year-olds. Read More

3 Ways to Support a Healthy Aging Mind

A healthy body and healthy mind are inextricably entwined. We know that 30 minutes of exercise each day will keep the body healthy, but what about the mind? Here are three ways that you can help to support a healthy aging mind for your loved one. Read More

3 Ways to Help Seniors Stay Mobile

Exercise has many benefits for seniors. The most important is that it helps to keep them healthy so they can … Read More

Three Ways to Improve Your Loved One’s Quality of Life

We believe that the answer to aging well is a holistic approach based on the lifestyle choices of the longest living and healthiest population on Earth- the elders of Okinawa. Scientists have been studying this group of seniors to see if we could learn from them and live longer, more productive lives ourselves. They have discovered several secrets to the longevity of these elders including healthy nutrition, maintaining an active mind and a sense of purpose. Read More

4 Reasons Why Seniors Need Strong Muscles

Exercise is important to healthy aging. Strong muscles improve balance and decrease the risk of falls. Strong muscles can also reduce aches and pains and increase an overall sense of well-being. Read More

50+ Adults: Tips for Working Fitness Into Your Daily Routine

If you’re an adult over age 50, you probably already have a busy schedule. If you struggle to find the time to exercise, it’s time to look at some simple tips and modifications that will help increase your physical activity without sacrificing time that could be spent on hobbies or visiting with friends. Read More

6 Light Exercise Ideas for Seniors

Keeping moving is important for everyone regardless of age or ability. Even those with limited mobility can improve their health, both physical and mental, by getting even a little exercise every day. Read More