Several factors affect our chances of developing dementia as we age, but some of the most exciting research is focused on the effect of exercise on cognition. Physical exercise is one of the most powerful things we can do to not only stop cognitive declines as we age, but actually reverse them.
Arthritis pain can cause suffers to limit physical activity, which can actually cause symptoms to worsen. The best thing you can do? Head to the gym.
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.
Stretching keeps joints flexible, improves energy, and supports older adults in activities of daily life. Learn more about how stretching supports exercise and functional training in active aging.
Falls are common and costly, but they are also preventable. These three proven strategies can significantly reduce the risk of falling for seniors today!
How do senior fitness programs get the very best results? Find out what looking at your competitors can teach you about senior strength training now!
Lower body strength is critical for independence & quality of life as we age. Today we look at the needs and benefits in strength training for older adults.