Senior man doing exercise at home.

With the heat of summer upon us, you may be propping up your feet in the AC instead of getting in your steps around the neighborhood. But just because it’s too hot to exercise outdoors doesn’t mean you have to stop moving altogether. Here are five easy ways to get a good workout right in…

Senior woman holding digital glucometer and pastry at home. Diabetes diet

Over 100 million Americans have diabetes or prediabetes. This is about 9.4 percent of the total population, but in the senior population, that percentage jumps to 25%. This means that one in four people over 65 is living with diabetes. The rate of new diagnoses is also steadily climbing, and type II diabetes, sometimes called…

Caucasian man with finger ache. Arthritis, wrist pain

Arthritis plagues so many of us; over 40% of people over 70 have osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis. It’s not curable, and the most common treatment is nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) like aspirin and ibuprofen. But because overuse of NSAIDs can cause kidney problems, many arthritis sufferers seek alternative therapies. Natural supplements like…

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Staying active is the key to staying healthy, especially for people who’ve passed the half-century mark. Older people who exercise at least 30 minutes a day have a reduced risk of heart disease and cancer and less chance of falling, and they possess greater cognitive function than their sedentary counterparts, according to the World Health…

Make Your Golden Years Shine by Staying Active As adults advance in years, many will find that they are less active overall than they were in their younger days. Activity level among seniors varies considerably, and some may wonder if they are getting enough exercise over the course of a day or week. The fact…

Benefits of Exercise This benefits of exercise infographic provides information for those older adults looking to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. It discusses the types of exercises that can benefit seniors. In addition, it discusses the sedentary lifestyle most seniors have and how that lifestyle can lead to more falls and poor health. So take…

Having a Brain Healthy Lifestyle by Amanda Link Maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle as a senior is important whether it be exercising your brain or exercising your body. In fact, physical exercise is one of six important factors in keeping your brain healthy. The six steps in maintaining a healthy brain lifestyle are: Regular Exercise…