14 Exercises for Seniors to Improve Strength and Balance

Thursday Feb 21st, 2019


In North America, falls are one of the leading causes of injury and death for senior citizens. However, you don’t have to fall prey to slips and falls. By exercising, you can improve your balance and your strength, so you can stand tall and feel more confident when walking. Read on to find 14 exercises seniors can do to improve their balance. Exercise 1: Single Limb Stance It’s best to start off with a simple balance exercise for seniors. Here’s how you do this... [read more]

Pre-Retirees Aren’t Getting Healthier By Katrina Caruso

Friday Dec 22nd, 2017


We may be living longer than previous generations, but our health isn’t any better, and with more Canadians retiring later in life, these health issues are getting worse. Though they have fewer disabilities than earlier generations, the majority of Canadians have at least one chronic disease or health condition, according to “Healthy Aging in Canada,” a briefing paper the Public Health Agency of Canada prepared for an intergovernmental committee. Part of the problem, the... [read more]

Eating Right as we Age by Eve Lees

Friday Jun 2nd, 2017


Age-associated changes in metabolism can affect how our bodies process the food we eat. After age 30, metabolic rate begins to slow. Lean body mass (muscle) decreases and body fat increases. You can slow the rate of decline with proper diet and regular physical activity. However, even with these pre-emptive measures, some metabolic slowing still occurs. The Johns Hopkins Medical Letter suggests the following dietary precautions, for those 50 years or older: Calories. Be sure you're... [read more]



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