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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Exercise and Seniors: Great Article

You’re never too old to exercise! It’s a necessary part of maintaining good health at any age. And while the natural process of growing older can bring a decrease in energy and strength as well as a host of conditions and diseases that can make exercising more difficult, there are many ways that caregivers can help seniors of every age keep fit.
Physiologically, as we age we generally experience changes in our overall fitness level. Some of the changes are inevitable while others are preventable. Exercise minimizes age-related losses in bone density and muscle mass while it helps to keep the heart and lungs strong. It can also help to improve balance and prevent falls, boost immunity, help promote better sleep, fight depression, decrease stress, and increase self-esteem. Clearly, the benefits of regular exercise for seniors are multifold. To continue reading this article, click HERE.
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