Resistance Bands for Seniors: Find out the best exercises to do!

If you’re looking for a portable piece of exercise equipment simple enough to exercise at home without taking up any room, or for taking to the park or on trips, look no further than resistance bands. Exactly what is a resistance band? Imagine a human-sized rubber band made of either latex, rubber tubing or cloth. …

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What Are Some Low-Impact, 30-Minute Exercises for Senior Citizens?

Can you spare 30 minutes a day to add more quality years to your life? Medical experts agree that seniors ages 65 and older can benefit greatly from engaging in 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise most days of the week. That can include brisk walking, but you can also explore additional safe, low-impact exercises …

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How to Improve Quality of Life in Older Adults

You’ve reached that age when each day feels more precious. A time when we more often contemplate what it means to enjoy the best quality of life possible. It’s an important question, especially now that older adults are living longer than ever before. According to Statista, as of 2019, on average, males who reach age …

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Why Flexibility is Important for Senior Health

Senior flexibility: Why it’s important – and how you can improve yours We all know the feeling. That soreness and stiffness in our backs, hips, knees, and shoulders when we have been inactive for too long or have just gotten out of bed.  Sometimes the discomfort goes away as we move around; for others the stiffness …

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How to Find a Geriatrician for Your Loved One

Many older adults are healthy, vigorous and mentally sharp, with no need to change doctors. But for adults with multiple chronic health conditions that make day-to-day activities a challenge, a geriatrician might be the best choice. What is a geriatrician? Geriatricians are doctors who are trained to care for older people. They focus on quality …

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The Effects of Gardening on Senior Wellbeing

Horticultural healing: The health benefits of gardening for seniors. Tending a garden, even if it’s just a few container plants on the patio, is good for your health. Plants need nurturing, and if you take care of them, they’ll take care of you. In exchange for planting, watering, fertilizing, weeding, pruning, and staking, you get …

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Supporting Brain Health and Cognition

Our brain health is impacted by key areas within our mind that govern our cognitive, motor, emotional and tactile functions.   Cognitive functioning consists of our ability to think, reason, learn, and recall information, whereas, motor capacity pertains to our control of movement and balance.   Our emotional function refers to the process of perceiving and responding …

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Understanding Stroke and Minimizing Risks

May is National Stroke Awareness month. According to Medicare.gov, stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the United States and a major contributor to disability afterwards. Those 65 and over are at greatest risk; however, stroke can occur at a younger age. Fortunately, through advancements in treatment, overall survival has improved as well …

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The Importance of Stress Awareness

Many Americans have experienced an unprecedented amount of stress from losses and hardship experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic. The America Institute of Stress explains that multiple definitions of stress exist. The most common descriptions are “a physical, mental or emotional strain or tension,” and “a reaction to a situation where a person feels anxious or …

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