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6 benefits of rowing for seniors

Getting into the exercise habit is one of the most beneficial things that seniors can do to improve both their quality and quantity of life. But not all exercise options are good choices for older people. When it comes to getting in a terrific full-body workout that is low impact and joint-friendly, the rowing machine […]

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Why should you take more walks as you get older

Collaborative Post As we get older, it’s natural for us to slow down a bit, but if you are able to keep walking, you really should try to do so for at least a little while each day. Why? Here are some of the very real benefits of walking for older people: Improved heart health […]

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Should we all be standing on one leg?

I was listening to one of the series of BBC podcasts from Dr Michael Moseley about one thing you can do to change your life. This one was advocating practising standing on one leg to improve balance. That’s easy, I thought. I’ve done plenty of pilates in the past – I can stand on one […]

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Morning Vs. Night: When’s The Best Time To Take Vitamins?

Collaborative Post With so many types of vitamins out there, it’s often difficult to keep up with how and when to take them. Whether you’re taking a few different supplements or starting out with something new, this guide will take you through the best times of day to take your vitamins. Please note that this […]

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5 tips to feel good when you’re staying home for the summer

Collaborative Post The rules around what we can and can’t do around travel and vacations are changing at a rapid pace. The chances are though that our older family members won’t all feel entirely comfortable about a holiday away from home for a while to come. So how can we and they get back that […]

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Why and how to exercise at home in later years

Physical activity of any sort is highly recommended for everyone at any age. Even when gym workouts seem far behind us, keeping moving is important. Exercise is cited as an important tool in protecting hearts, joints and our immune systems. It can help diabetics with their blood sugar levels, promote better sleeping patterns and increase […]

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