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Exercise

After a lifetime of working for someone else, retiring seniors have the opportunity to pursue their passions, instead of a paycheck, by volunteering. And, all that good will may be good for the body, too.

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You’ve heard the saying, if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. The same applies to our bodies as we age. Weakness and mobility issues can be linked to a person’s lack of moving in the first place. Exercise is important, no matter what your age. Start moving again with these six workouts for seniors.

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The good news is we’re living longer. Medical advances have improved the odds of surviving conditions like heart disease and cancer. But as the population ages, a lot of us will develop Alzheimer’s. By 2025, more than 7 million Americans are expected to have the disease. Despite all the research, there is no cure.

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If you're an at-home senior care provider, and you think your client is at risk for developing Type-2 diabetes, here's how you can help them avoid it.

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As the weather cools down, it's easy to be tempted by the indoors and laziness, but seniors should make sure to stay active.

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As a provider of elderly home care services, you may find that your clients are becoming unstable and lose their balance easier.

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Clients receiving senior care services who are suffering from arthritis may not be as open to engaging in physical activity and exercise, even after you explain the importance of it.

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When children grow up and move out of the house, it can be quite the adjustment for parents

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Water exercise is an excellent option for seniors because it removes any risk of falling and getting hurt.

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Low-impact workouts are great for seniors to stay in shape. When people get older and it becomes more challenging to move around, exercise may fall by the wayside.

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Keeping fit as you age can improve your health and quality of life. However, balance and coordination can be affected by aging, and changing your fitness routine to reflect your needs is important...

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A new study showed that getting fit in middle age could prevent heart disease. Researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center studied 9,050 men and women with an average age of 48 who were given two fitness tests eight years apart. Results showed that those who improved their fitness routine were at lower risk for heart failure later in life. 

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Staying physically active later in life is a cornerstone of healthy aging, and a new study suggests that older adults can reap considerable cognitive benefits. Researchers from the University of Otago in New Zealand found a distinct correlation between aerobic activity and an improvement in certain areas of brain function.

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Our guest blog comes from David Haas, who has written several features on the Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance Blog. David is an advocate of mesothelioma awareness, treatment and prevention. 

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