Sure, exercise keeps you looking good physically, but did you know it can also keep your brain looking young? A new study published in the journal, “Neurology”, measured the cognitive abilities of nearly 1,000 older adults—average age 71—and found that the brains of those who exercised moderately looked 10 years younger than those who did […]
National Senior Health and Fitness Day is the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults and is celebrated on the last Wednesday in May. This year, the date is May 31st and the theme is “With Movement, There’s Improvement!”. Older adults—regardless of age—are encouraged to participate in NSHFD events being held at more […]
Osteoporosis is the loss of bone density and occurs mostly among aging adults. This can result in painful fractures and deformities. Fracture of the hip, wrist, and spine are the most common effects of osteoporosis. Bones are constantly being reformed with some bone mass being removed and new bone mass being added. Until the age […]
One of the pressing issues we face as an aging population is chronic pain. Depending upon one’s age, weight, fitness level, and mindset, most people over age 50 endure some level of daily discomfort in their muscles, bones and joints. Whether it is from a recent injury, surgery, a medical condition, or simply a long […]
“Physical inactivity is the fourth-leading cause of global mortality from non-communicable diseases behind high blood pressure, smoking, and high glucose levels.” ~ World Health Organization. Here is a practical guide with tips for maintaining physical activity regardless of age.