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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