Category Archives: Senior Activity

Exercising your joints!

It’s interesting that one of the common myths about exercise is that it is inherently bad for your joints. However, while you may have to modify your fitness regime if it’s painful to move and bend, there’s much evidence to suggest that keeping active is not only not detrimental to joints but can actually benefit […]

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4 Essential workout styles for seniors!

Aging is a slow process, and as you age it can feel like you are slowing down. Though you may not have the endurance and strength of a 20 year old, exercising can still be a beneficial part of your regimen. Endurance, strength, and balance training, as well as flexibility exercises on a regular basis, […]

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Can speeding up slow down aging?

Over 57s who think you can’t teach an older dear new tricks might want to consider the findings of a new study which suggest exercise, even in the short term, could have a positive impact on aging and memory too. Certainly, there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that keeping fit as you hit the twilight […]

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Tis the season to be older and fit too!

Across the globe populations are getting older. Baby boomers are all grown up and lower mortality rates among babies and young people, and in many cases falling birth rates, have contributed to an increase in the over 65s. With more older people than ever before living longer than ever before, now is the time for […]

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Alzheimer’s poor sleep link

Poor sleep as you get older may not only leave you feeling tired out but could have an impact on the level of beta-amyloid, a biomarker for Alzheimer’s. And it’s not just lack of sleep that could have a negative impact on this type of dementia, but also quality of sleep too. With around half […]

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More safety first for seniors!

Diana Nyad has become the first person to swim the 100+ miles across the Straits of Florida between Cuba and Florida, after a determined fifth attempt at the three day treacherous swim. Impressive by any standards but even more so when you consider that Diana is 64. Gone are the days when the over 60s […]

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Safety first for over 60s fitness!

With 70% of people over 60 in the US not doing enough exercise many are not so much growing old gracefully as growing old unhealthily. However, with exercise combating many of the physical signs of ageing, promoting longevity and lowering risks for many diseases, what’s not to love about keeping fit? However, as you age […]

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The world’s oldest marathon runner!

Most people think of their golden years as a time to start slowing down and taking things a little easier; a well earned time out after a lifetime of work. You might be already at an age where a few walks on the beach or a morning of light gardening is as much as you […]

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Older, wiser, fitter? No excuses!

It’s easy to come up with exercise excuses at any age but the older you get the wiser you should be about not using them. However, there has traditionally been an attitude that one of the plus points of growing old gracefully, or disgracefully, is that you didn’t have to worry about keeping in shape […]

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Are you growing older healthily?

The idea of growing old gracefully conjures up the image of people enjoying a slower pace of life where they slip quietly into a softer, more gentle routine, enjoying family time and contemplating their lives so far. As pastoral as this sounds, for most so-called ‘seniors’ as it might be an anathema. People don’t want […]

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