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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.

COPD, emphysema, bronchitis and other types of lung disease can seriously limit a sufferer's functional abilities. These various tips can help a loved one with lung disease improve their sleep quality, nutrition, and physical activity. These things can compound to improve their lung function, slow the progression of the disease and enhance their independence.

Many surgeries require some type of post-operative care and physical therapy, sometimes even in a specialized rehabilitation facility. The prehabilitation process focuses on helping patients go into surgery in the healthiest possible state to aid in healing and minimize their recovery time. Improvements in diet, exercise, and mental health can make a world of difference in a patient's recovery following a joint replacement, cancer treatment and other intensive procedures.

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.

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.

The 2014 United States of Aging Survey reveals how older Americans’ attitudes benefit from setting goals and being proactive about their health.

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.

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?

Boy, nobody is more guilty than I am! I sit way too much, especially in my home office looking at the computer screen. A new study shows it's not just enough to get exercise to maintain good health. We need to SIT LESS!

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.

Alzheimer's affects some 5.4 million Americans; and it is a disease for which there is not only no cure, but no meaningful treatment. Still, it's fundamentally important to embrace the notion that Alzheimer's is a preventable disease.

New research sheds light on the dangerously sedentary lives of older women. Discover what too much sitting can do a person's body and mind.

New research explains how balance-enhancing exercises can protect elders from injury, even when they fall.

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.

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

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

New research reveals a simple way to help keep an elderly driver safe. Learn how this small commitment may also benefit their overall health.

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.

For people with osteoporosis, an exercise program can help prevent further bone loss. Here are 5 characteristics of an effective exercise program.

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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