Poor sleep is not a normal part of aging. And yet, many seniors believe it is and are therefore not talking with their doctors and other health care providers about it. This is concerning, because poor sleep is a serious health issue. The good news is that research shows evidence that consistent weekly exercise can contribute to healthier, more restful sleep, regardless of age.
Many retiring seniors are looking for a change. Even if many of them have not yet considered retiring in a senior living community, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a possibility they are willing to explore. Here are five ideas for how senior living communities can appeal to this new generation of seniors.
Like all of us, older adults probably already know that exercise is good for their health. What might be lacking is the motivation, resources, and encouragement to make it a regular part of their life. Here are a few tips for how to encourage seniors to get in shape and stay fit at any age.
Simply having a wellness program does not ensure that residents will participate. We talked to Trainers & Fitness Directors about how to encourage participation in initiatives that support physical fitness and compiled some of their most effective and creative tips.
The Dimensions of Wellness offers a path towards healthy aging by recognizing that building and maintaining physical health is not an end unto itself. A fitness program focused on whole-person wellness must meet physical, emotional, social, intellectual, environmental, and spiritual needs.
Neurological studies indicate that by late middle age, most people develop age-related lesions in brain white matter. New research is demonstrating that regular strength-training creates a layer of cognitive protection that can decrease, or even prevent, this decline in brain function.
Research shows a growing trend among seniors who are incorporating technology into their lives in a variety of ways. In response, many senior living facilities are upgrading amenities with new technology as a way of supporting current residents and attracting new residents.
Population shifts are changing our economy in extraordinary ways, and many businesses are using the aging market as a lens through which they create a business strategy for the future. One of the most important implications for US businesses to understand about the population shift is that more and more older adults are not only expecting to live longer – they’re expecting to live well.
Today's seniors are not only embracing the concept of active aging, they are redefining what it means.
For care professionals and trainers working with older adults, the importance of core strength is not exactly new news. But do your clients understand – really understand – how important it is to engage in regular resistance training aimed at strengthening their core?