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
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Medications, injections, supplements, surgery. They’re helpful treatments that have provided pain relief and improved function for millions of arthritis patients.
But perhaps nothing can do as much for your joints, and possible rheumatoid arthritis or osteoarthritis symptoms as the things you can do yourself—namely, exercise and weight management.
Getting in Shape
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
Gyms can be intimidating with all the booming noise, young bodies, and high-tech machines. But for older adults, a gym membership can be one of the best means to maintain an active lifestyle.
“More than ever, gyms are developing programs that are tailored for seniors, such as chair and balance exercise
Q. I’m 60 and my husband just turned 75. Unfortunately, he’s become quite sedentary and is resisting doctor-recommended exercise. How can I convince him it will make a difference?
A. Exercise has many positive benefits but perhaps the one that might be most convincing to your husband is that exercise will