Senior Living Care Blog

Benefits of Aquatic Exercise for Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 24, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

Eating properly, staying social, getting exercise are three of the best ways to keep a healthy body and mind throughout your life. Some of these are especially important as we age. One of the biggest threats for older individuals is falling. According to a study in the Journal of Physical Therapy Science, about one third of the elderly population in the United States experiences at least one fall per year. These falls are costly. In the United States, the total direct cost of fall injuries for older individuals reached $20 billion, this number is expected to increase to $44 billion by 2020.

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Benefits of Walking and Exercise for Seniors

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 21, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

Exercise and staying active is recommended for everyone of all ages, including older adults, to stay both mentally and physically fit. Unfortunately less than half of adults over the age of 75 are physically active while the number is even lower for adults aged 65 to 74 according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Living an active lifestyle and participating in exercises will increase body and brain health.

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The Importance of Senior Fitness & Health

Posted by Matt Boyle on Apr 25, 2018 11:00:00 AM

 

For anyone, staying in shape is a positive way to keep happy and healthy-Senior fitness is a great way to obtain that goal. It’s also an excellent method for lowering risk of adverse health conditions such as heart disease, obesity, and even anxiety and depression. Regularly scheduled physical activities are even more important for persons at an advanced age level. Staying active can improve quality of life for seniors, reduce risk of falling injuries and improve mental perception. In order to live long, productive lives, it’s important for seniors to keep their bodies moving, fueled with the right substances, and achieving adequate sleep.

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