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Strength Training for Seniors

Think you’re too old to hit the weight room? Think again. Studies show that people actually need weight training in their lives even MORE as they get older.Most people hit peak muscle mass between 30 and 40 years old. After that, sarcopenia, the age-related loss of muscle mass, strength, and function, begins. It can happen fast: physically inactive people can lose between 3 and 5 percent of their muscle mass each decade after 30.Don’t worry; you don’t have to start doing deadlifts. Even a modera...

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The Ancient Cure for Your Arthritis Pain

A 5,000-year-old practice may be just the cure for your arthritis pain. A growing number of seniors are finding that some simple, gentle, senior-friendly yoga exercises can greatly reduce the pain and discomfort from osteo- and rheumatoid arthritis. Dating back to 3,000 B.C., yoga — which literally means to unite, combines movement and breathing and often includes meditation. Experts at the Arthritis Foundation and Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center are increasingly recommending yoga as part of a th...

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The 4 Best Exercises for Seniors

Seniors need exercise. It strengthens the heart and lungs, lowers blood pressure, decreases stress and reduces the risk for illness. It even improves one’s memory. But older people need exercise that puts less stress on joints and bones. In this post, we feature four low-impact exercises that are perfect for seniors.Tai ChiOriginally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that is not only great for stress reduction, but an excellent way for seniors to st...

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Why Walking — Even Slow Walking — is Great for Your Health

There’s good news for those of us who like to take the slow route. When it comes to exercise, we tortoises get the same health benefits as the hares. University of California, Berkeley researchers studied nearly 50,000 people over six years, and found that slow walkers and fast runners had similar reductions in risk for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes. What’s more, walking puts far less wear and tear on one’s joints than bone-jarring, high-intensity running.The UC, Berkeley t...

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Three Important Exercises to Relieve Back Pain

When your back aches, sometimes the last thing in the world you want to do is exercise. But, taking it easy is often the worst thing you can do. Done in a controlled manner, active back exercises distribute nutrients into the disc space and soft tissues of the back, keeping discs, muscles, ligaments and joints healthy. And for seniors, it’s especially important because vertebrae and cartilage wear down with age.That’s why doctors say knowing a few simple exercises can help alleviate back pain. H...

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