Aerobic Routines for Seniors

Seniors who stay active are more likely to be happier, healthier and live longer than their sedentary counterparts.

Viola Horne
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Proper Hydration in the Elderly

Hydration is key to staying and feeling healthy. Your body has an intricate system of keeping fluids and electrolytes balanced, and proper hydration is a main component of this process. If this system is not functioning properly, you may suffer the dangerous consequences of dehydration.

Kim Morrow
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Exercises for Women Over 60

"Use it or lose it" is right on target when it comes to slowing the aging process. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, a physically active 60-year-old woman can achieve the same fitness level as an inactive 40-year-old woman.

Susan DeFeo
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Exercises for Senior Citizens

Exercise can have profound effects on a senior citizen’s vitality and overall well-being. Staying active can help to reduce pain and stiffness, improve energy levels and increase strength. Older adults who exercise are more mobile and independent.

Judy Wilson
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Foods That Build Collagen & Elastin After Age 50

While foods that build collagen and elastin are beneficial at any time of life, it becomes particularly important to get enough of these foods after age 50. At that point, your body begins producing less collagen and elastin, which can result in loss of elasticity and firmness in your skin and facial features.

Joseph McAllister
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Core Strengthening Exercises for Seniors

A strong core can not only make everyday activities easier for senior citizens, but it can also reduce the risk of falls and injuries.

Kelsey Casselbury
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Cardio Exercises for Seniors

Seniors should get a minimum of two and a half hours of moderate-intensity cardio exercise each week.

Jody Braverman
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Absolute Contraindications to Physical Activities in Geriatric Patients

Exercise is beneficial for everyone, but it is especially valuable for older adults.

Amy Dixon
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Memory Exercises for Seniors

Normal aging causes brain functions to change. Over time, healthy individuals experience the decline of some cognitive ability. Small declines in the area of memory, both visual and verbal, may occur along with some short-term memory loss. The brain, like any muscle, needs exercise to stay in shape.

Caroline Thompson
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Housing Grants for Disabled Single Mothers

Disabled single mothers have plenty of options to receive housing grants and assistance from a variety of public and private sources. Though no specific programs are targeted for disabled single mothers, there are several grant programs for disabled people and others for low-income families that cover the gaps.

Timothy Onkst
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How to Put Elderly Parents in Nursing Homes

Placing your parent or parents in a nursing home may be one of the most difficult and traumatic events of your life. However, if you understand what is involved, the needs of your parent(s) and a number of other factors, it may help make the decision a little easier.

Denise Stern
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Detriments of Jogging After 50

Jogging provides an effective workout for your heart and your muscles. Jogging may be more difficult after age 50, however, since your knees, back, hips, ankles and feet will have suffered more than half a century of wear and tear.

James Roland
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