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Exercise

What, how much, when and why?

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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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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Why regular walks are good for you and your parent

Written by Rebecca Lenton If you read certain newspapers or visit the BBC’s news website regularly you’ll know there’s a constant stream of studies reporting on the efficacy of various lifestyle regimes. We’ve gathered a few together that suggest that taking time out for a walk every day is a very good idea. Preventing dementia […]

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