Posts Tagged "exercise"

It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sun, warmth and all the summer has to offer. But don’t let safety fall by the wayside while you jump into the fun days ahead.

Older adults benefit from getting outside and being active. Participating in safe outdoor activities in good weather can help improve physical and mental wellbeing, according to research compiled by My Open Country. Specifically, older adults who participate in outdoor activities can:

Increase Vitamin D intake, which may reduce the risk of heart disease, dementia, stroke, autoimmune disorders and diabete…

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You always planned to age in place. The pandemic – and stay-at-home orders that followed – probably accelerated the plan. Fortunately, you have endless options to bring your favorite activities home.

Even as more older adults get the COVID-19 vaccine, you still want to stay safe. And that may mean sticking close to home for some time. But you don’t have to – or will want to – miss activities, luxuries or traditions you enjoyed outside the home.

Instead, make home your haven for everything you love.

Here’s how to do your favorite activities at home, plus tips to hel…

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Ah, finally time to get back into the Spring of things! If you were cooped up this winter, you’re probably ready to get out and enjoy springtime activities again.

Those activities might hold more meaning this year, as many older adults hunkered down for nearly a year to stay safe and healthy in the pandemic. Now, many people have or hopefully will receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

And springtime might feel like the right time to get active and outside again – with safety in mind, of course.

So, whether you want to try something different this year, or stick to hobbies,…

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6 ways to protect your heart health

By Michele McGovern
February 1st, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

Older adults are smart to focus on heart health year round. But now – in the wake of a pandemic that adversely affected people with heart conditions – it’s more important than ever.

Heart disease is the No. 1 leading cause of death in adults 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It’s the second leading cause for deaths in adults 45-64, the CDC says.

The good news, most adults are taking steps to improve their overall health in response to the pandemic. And those with chronic conditions are giving it extra attention, the Parad…

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10 healthy New Year’s resolutions

By Michele McGovern
January 4th, 2021 Health & Wellness No Comments

New Year’s resolutions can help you enjoy a healthier and happier 2021.

Experts agree the key to making and keeping resolutions is to focus on small changes, not quick fixes.

Every older adult has different needs and priorities – from improved health or better relationships to financial or physical fitness. What’s important is to make efforts to improve an element of your well-being.

Here are 10 healthy New Year’s resolutions for older adults. Pick one – or some – to kick off a better year.
1. Adopt a new activity
You know it’s important to include exercise in yo…

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