Category Archives: Exercise

Elderly and Exercise

Exercising three times a week could be more effective than medication in relieving the symptoms of major depression in elderly people and may also decrease the chances that the depression will return over time. Researchers at Duke University Medical Center, … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Fights Against Brain Diseases

Scientists from the University of South Florida in Tampa and Fudan University in Shanghai found increases in brain volume and improvements on tests of memory and thinking in Chinese seniors who practiced Tai Chi three times a week, reports an … Continue reading

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Circuit Training When You’re Older

Circuit training is a term used to refer to a fast-paced form of weight training that offers both strength and cardiovascular benefits. You move from one type of exercise to another with little or no rest, then repeat the circuit.The … Continue reading

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Diet and Exercise Research

Dieting and exercise together are more effective at improving physical performance and reducing frailty in obese seniors than either alone, according to researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Older adults who are obese face severe health … Continue reading

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Memory May Improve With Exercise

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal talks about how exercise can improve memory.  The article stated: “A year of modest aerobic exercise reversed normal brain shrinkage by one to two years in older adults and improved their memory … Continue reading

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Encouraging Elderly Exercise

Nearly nine in 10 people think feeling weaker is one of the worst parts of aging, but few Americans over the age of 45 are taking steps to prevent muscle loss, a new study finds. The survey, commissioned by Abbott … Continue reading

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