Pilates is a great form of exercise for people at every fitness level. There are many levels and types of this exercise and thus anyone can do it. Since it seriously helps with balance issues, the elderly in particularly is a demographic that can greatly benefit from regular Pilates classes. In her paper written in…

According to a new study conducted by University of Chicago researchers, happiness and satisfaction are better predictors of well-being during one’s senior years than a person’s weight. The study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Science. The study found that 22 percent of seniors in the US fit the description of…

As people age, children and grandchildren feel the need to learn a lot more about their stories. Perhaps they went through the war and having survived it, vowed never to discuss it after. But now the time has come as they near their demise, to inform their offspring of what life was like back then….

According to The American Trauma Society, falling is the leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries for older adults in the USA. Since seniors have a tendency to get off-balance, and their bones are more brittle, it is easy to understand how a minor fall can turn into a serious injury. Every year American…

If you haven’t already begun a walking program to improve your health, then you are one of a shrinking number of older people being left behind. Walking has become the most popular way for older adults to get the crucial exercise that they need, and here’s why: Walking regularly strengthens muscles Regular walking helps maintain…

“Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together” – Thomas Dekker (English dramatist, 1572-1632) Getting older often means that getting a good night’s sleep is not as simple as it used to be. The changes in sleep patterns seniors experience are a normal part of the aging process, but even so,…

As people age, there is a tendency to slow down and even completely stop moving. This is very bad for a whole slew of reasons, primarily that it usually results in an increasing challenge to maintain independence. So what can be done to turn this process around? First, not presume that it has to happen….

The results of a 15-year longitudinal study are in: not only is strength training good for you, when people over 65 engage in this activity, they live longer, period. Researchers found that pumping iron decreased the chances of death from all causes by almost half. “The secret to a longer and healthier life may not…

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