Senior Recreation & Fitness Articles

  • Simple At-Home Exercises to Help You Stay Strong and Mobile

    Strength training doesn’t have to require expensive equipment or even a gym membership. Two fitness coaches share 8 easy exercises that can be done at home using only a chair, resistance band, and a wall.

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  • Beneath the Surface: Aquatic Exercise for the Elderly

    Water-based workouts are an excellent form of exercise that is easy on seniors’ backs and joints, but there’s more to water walking and swimming laps than just physical benefits.

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  • Fun Exercises to Help Caregivers Stay Healthy

    Of all the things a caregiver wants to do, exercise usually falls last on the list. But a workout doesn’t always have to feel like work. Use these tips to make fitness more fun.

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  • Yoga for Caregivers: The Natural Way to Relieve Stress & Pain

    Yoga can help caregivers relieve stress, ease pain, and increase wellbeing. It's a great way to practice self care while taking care of an elderly parent.

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  • 8 Arthritis Exercise Tips

    Exercise is important for seniors, but what do you do when arthritis pain makes movement a struggle? Here are eight tips that may help make working out more bearable for people suffering from arthritis.

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  • 4 Balance-Enhancing Exercises Seniors Can Do at Home

    As we age, we often develop new health conditions, begin taking more medications and lose muscle mass. These factors can all increase a senior’s risk of falling, but a few simple exercises can help prevent accidents by improving strength and coordination.

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  • Seniors Can Find Confidence and Flow in Yoga Practice

    A regular yoga practice can provide a number of physical and mental benefits to an elderly person. There are many benefits to yoga that make it one of the best exercise regimens for seniors.

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  • Exercise Helps Prevent Osteoporosis in the Elderly

    Vital at every age for healthy bones, exercise is important for treating and preventing osteoporosis. Not only does exercise improve bone health, it also increases muscle strength, coordination, and balance.

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  • Tips for Taking a Cruise with a Senior

    Cruise vacations are a great option for seniors because they can do as much or as little as they want, depending on their level of ability. See how you can adapt a getaway on the high seas to fit the entire family’s needs and interests.

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  • Arthritis Top Tips: Diet and Exercise Can Minimize Inflammation

    The AgingCare.com forum is filled with people coming together to share valuable information. We’ve compiled experienced caregivers’ best suggestions for using diet and physical activity to alleviate joint pain and stiffness.

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  • Yoga: The New ‘Old’ Medicine

    Yoga has been around for thousands of years, but its health benefits are timeless. People of any age and any ability level can begin a practice to improve their mental and physical wellbeing.

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  • Parkinson’s Patients Explore Movement Through Dance

    Symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD) can be extremely disruptive to a person's daily life. One promising therapy is a simple physical exercise: dance. Explore what movement can bring to seniors who are living with Parkinson's.

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  • The Key to Enhancing Exercise Motivation

    Why do you work out? Your answer to this question could determine how easy it is for you to stick to a regular exercise routine.

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  • 6 Health Benefits of Dancing

    The health benefits of dancing are undeniable. Whether you prefer to disco, waltz or tango, moving to the music can stave off medical issues and keep your mind and body nimble.

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  • What Can You Do When a Loved One Won’t Exercise?

    Charlie has had several falls in the past few months. One way to prevent falls is to do strength training exercises, but Charlie won't go to the classes any more. Do I fight with him daily?

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  • In-Home Fitness Training Could Be Key to Keeping an Elder Healthy

    Getting an elderly loved one to be more physically active may be as simple as providing the right kind of emotional support in a setting where they feel comfortable.

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  • Exercising to Avoid Falls in the Elderly: A Caregiver's Story

    Physical fitness is vitally important for both caregivers and their loved ones. Here's how Charlie and I manage to stay in shape.

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  • Another Reason Why Exercise is Useful for People With Alzheimer's

    A new study uncovers how a regular exercise routine could help people with Alzheimer’s maintain their ability to better perform everyday tasks.

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  • Oldest Marathoner Turned to Running to Cope With Grief

    The world's oldest marathoner, Fauja Singh, just retired from competitive running--at 101. He turned to racing to cope with grief after his wife, daughter and son passed away.

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  • Stretch Yourself to Sleep: 7 Snooze-Inducing Yoga Poses

    New research shows that adopting a nightly yoga practice can help you fall asleep faster and improve the overall quality of your rest. Discover 7 simple poses that facilitate sleep.

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