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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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Practicality And Fun for Seniors

In Great Britain and Japan, playgrounds are being built for seniors. In Manchester, United Kingdom, seniors can use low impact exercise equipment in Dam Head Public Park. In Japan, with birthrates falling and the numbers of senior citizens increasing, underused … Continue reading

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Tai Chi Can Help Elderly Sleep Better

Elderly adults who practice tai chi sleep better than those who do not, according to a study conducted by researchers from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California-Los Angeles, and published in the journal Sleep. Researchers … Continue reading

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Sun Safety I.Q. Quiz

Summer is just around the corner and everyone needs to be prepared those harmful UV rays.  Test you sun knowledge below:1. I can’t get skin cancer, because my routine (work, drive to work, indoor hobbies, and vacations) doesn’t include any … Continue reading

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Housebound Linked to Alzheimer’s?

Seniors who are “housebound” seem to have nearly double the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, a new study suggests. The research doesn’t prove that being confined to the house causes dementia, and other factors could explain the association. Still, the … 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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Get Up and Move

Arthritis can be debilitating to many people.  One way to help those that suffer or want to possibly prevent the onset of arthritis is to get up and move.  Watch this fun little clip: Our staff, here at your local … 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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Puzzles can Help Seniors’ Sharpness

On Wednesday, “The Early Show” explored how to keep minds sharp, with a focus on whether doing puzzles, such as crossword puzzles and Sudoku, as well as brain teasers, are effective ways to keep memories fresh and crisp. Dr. Alan … Continue reading

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