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Stroke Recovery Exercises for Your Whole Body

Posted by Alyssa Ball on January 24, 2019

Once upon a time, suffering from a stroke would feel like the beginning of the end. Changes to our physiological conditioning and our medical treatment standards, though, mean that today survival rates after a stroke are much higher. You will find that it’s much easier to come back from a stroke today, thanks to the advanced quality of care that you can receive. However, coming back from a stroke is by no means easy: it is going to take a huge amount of effort to get yourself to that point.

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Exercising Indoors: Stay at Home and Get Fit

Posted by Michael Watson on November 6, 2018

Seniors who wish to get back into an exercise program often want to start out at home, in the comfort of their own surroundings. This means finding the best exercises that they can do in their home, yet are still effective and helpful to their health. Seniors may also wish to utilize exercises that don't require extensive or expensive equipment. Let's look at 5 exercises that seniors can easily do at home, with little to no equipment required.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Exercises for Seniors to Help with Balance

Posted by Alyssa Ball on October 30, 2018

Exercise is a great way for seniors to stay healthy and maintain balance and coordination as they age. Discover different exercises designed to help seniors with balance in this infographic. Try implementing some of these balancing exercises in your daily routine!

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6 Benefits Seniors Can Gain from Doing Yoga

Posted by Alan Watts on August 17, 2018

Movement is essential to keeping the body strong and functioning well, far into old age. This can be a bit tricky when our bodies decide to go against us as we age, causing stiffness, soreness, and loss of mobility.

Luckily, there are long-practiced exercises associated with benefiting seniors, such as water aerobics and lawn bowls. But what about yoga?

Yoga is something anyone can enjoy, no matter their age, size, or ability. Yes, some people are incredibly flexible and make it look completely impossible! But that’s only a goal and not a necessity. There’s no reason why seniors shouldn’t enjoy yoga, and there are many reasons why they should. 

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Can a Virtual Bike Ride Help with Dementia?

Posted by Michael Watson on August 14, 2018

Currently, there is no cure for serious mental illnesses such as dementia and Alzheimer's disease. However, certain technological advancements have provided new promising treatments which can mitigate and perhaps even reverse some of the symptoms of Alzheimer's and dementia. These treatments include virtual reality bike rides! While bike riding may sound like an unusual therapy for mental illness, it makes more sense than you might think. Learn more about how it can help.

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Exercise Wearables for Your Active Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 24, 2018

It's essential for your beloved senior to stay active. They may be an avid walker or participate in yoga-inspired stretching. Regardless of the preferred activity, here are a few ideal wearables to keep your senior moving safely.

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Best Exercise Equipment for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 10, 2018

Many seniors are used to maintaining a healthy workout routine and wish to carry this on as they age. Choosing exercise equipment that's efficient, enjoyable, and safe for seniors can be a tough task. Fortunately, there are some great options for senior-friendly exercise machines to burn calories, get the heart pumping, increase flexibility, and overall improve physical endurance! Here are a few great types of exercise equipment for seniors:

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AARP’s Fit & Fun Health Challenge: Fun Health Facts You May Not Know

Posted by Ruby Cemental on July 10, 2018

It's important to stay fit and healthy, no matter how old you are. Senior citizens are living longer, more enjoyable lives, and remaining as healthy as possible contributes to that. The AARP Fit & Fun Health Challenge is designed to ensure seniors get up and move and STAY moving. Read on for some fun facts concerning health.

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A Systematic Approach to Healthy Living for Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on February 6, 2018

The golden years are the years that follow retirement. It's the time of your life when you can travel, relax and enjoy each day. In order to make the most of these great years, you'll need to stay healthy. You don't have to be incredibly fit to stay healthy. However, there are a few tips to follow that can help keep you golden for those golden years. 

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Creating a Safe Exercise Routine For Seniors

Posted by Ruby Cemental on January 9, 2018

If you or another senior is thinking about increasing your physical activity, you are heading in the right direction! Exercising can have physical, emotional, and mental health benefits for people of all ages. You want your personal regimen to be effective in helping you meet your goals. At the same time, safety must be a priority. Here are a few pointers to help you start and maintain a good routine.

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