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How Much Should Seniors Exercise To Improve Brain Function?

Thursday Jun 28th, 2018

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To boost their reasoning skills and the brain's processing speed, seniors may need to exercise for 52 hours over a period of 6 months, concludes a new study. The good news is that low-intensity exercise such as walking has the same benefits — if it's carried out for this length of time. As more and more research keeps pointing out, exercise does wonders for our brain. For instance, a recent study that Medical News Today reported on shows that running protects... [read more]

Canada's Seniors Are Independent. They Shouldn't Be Isolated, Too

Tuesday May 1st, 2018

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In Ottawa, a House of Commons Standing Committee is presently hearing evidence about whether there should be a National Seniors Strategy. There are two reasons why this is long overdue and should be a priority for all MPs. First is demographics: by 2031 roughly one in every four Canadians will be aged 65 years or older. As a country we are aging partly because people are living longer. And, as they reach retirement age they are likely to increase demand on certain services, like health.... [read more]

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