Exercise for the Elderly Articles

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Seniors Can Benefit from Adopting an Exercise Regimen

    Physical activity is recommended for people of all ages and abilities to promote physical and mental health. Use these tips to encourage an aging loved one to exercise and help find a regimen that works for them.

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  • Caring for a Loved One with Lung Disease

    COPD, emphysema, bronchitis and other types of lung disease can seriously limit a senior's functional abilities. Explore tips tp help a loved one with lung disease improve their sleep quality, nutrition, and overall health.

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  • 5 Physical Therapy Treatments You Might Want to Avoid

    A physical therapist’s ultimate goal is to help their patient be as active as possible, but for older adults, some treatments can be ineffective and sometimes even dangerous.

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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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  • LOL: Reduce Caregiver Stress with a Good Laugh

    Caregivers desperately need to decompress and lift their spirits. One way to go about meeting these needs is to teach yourself how to laugh despite the everyday challenges of caring for an aging loved one.

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  • Treating Arthritis: How to Stop Joint Pain

    Seniors suffer daily with pain and disability from arthritis. Rest, exercise, eating a healthy, well-balanced diet, and learning the right way to use and protect the joints are key to living with any kind of arthritis.

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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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  • Prehabilitation for Surgical Procedures

    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.

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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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  • 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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  • 5 Strategies for an Effective Osteoporosis Exercise Program

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

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