While memory lapses occur throughout our lives, they become more frequent—and more worrisome—as we get older. The good news is that you can take action to keep your memory intact and possibly even prevent future cognitive decline. For optimal functioning, your brain needs proper nutrition, adequate exercise, regular stimulation, minimal
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There is no shortage of products and procedures that promise youth and longevity. Some can be helpful, while others are little more than snake oil. What you do and don’t do on a day-to-day basis can often be the defining factors of a life well lived. Dedicated actions, such as
Aerobic fitness is a life-changing gift you can give yourself—one that affects every system of your body. The word “aerobic” means needing oxygen for activity, and aerobic exercise provides that oxygen.
If you’re already exercising at a steady pace but ready to pick it up, aerobic exercises and activities may
Q: Is Pilates a safe form of exercise for a 75-year-old person?
A: Pilates is an exercise program based on the rehabilitative techniques developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 1900s. The exercises can be performed either on a mat, using your own body’s resistance, or with specialized equipment.
Pilates focuses on strengthening the
Everyone knows that without exercise your body gets out of shape. Now new research suggests the same may be true for your brain cells.
A study assessing the brain impact of a sedentary lifestyle in animals found that inactivity chang-es the shape of certain brain cells in ways that increase susceptibility
The key to senior fitness is to find an exercise program that works for you, one that takes into consideration your age, health status, physical condition, personality, fitness goals, and living circumstances.
Finding choices shouldn’t be a problem. A wide variety of fitness programs can be done at home or
As women get older, they often feel self-conscious about droopy, flabby upper arms and want to know what to do about them. “That flabbiness depends, at least in part, on where your body deposits fat,” says Jason Machowsky, RD, CSSD, RCEP, CSCS, Exercise Physiologist and Sports Dietitian at the Weill
Seniors can have trouble staying fit as they age, from finding time to visit a gym to maintaining motivation to facing physical barriers like injury recovery or surgery.
If this is you, the solution may be as close as the next room. “Using just a wall and your body weight, seniors
The older you get, the more likely you are to experience aching, sore muscles and fatigue after exercise. While good nutrition and hydration, along with a consistent exercise routine, can help to prevent some of this, supplementation with certain natural compounds can make a significant difference.