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Exercise

What, how much, when and why?

Why Electric Bikes are More Suitable for Seniors Than Regular Bikes

Collaborative Post Electric bikes are changing the way we think about cycling, especially for seniors. As we age, our exercise goals change, and finding a routine that’s both enjoyable, beneficial, and doable becomes essential for a healthy lifestyle. A solution that merges fun with fitness, these bikes simplify challenging routes and long journeys by providing […]

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Safe Weightlifting for Seniors

Strength training is an excellent way to stay in shape in our later years. As we age, our bodies naturally lose muscle mass and strength, making it more difficult to perform daily activities. Regular weightlifting for seniors helps counteract this natural decline by building and maintaining muscle mass and strength, in addition to numerous other physical […]

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How to Get Yourself into a New Exercise Routine

Collaborative Post Getting physically active is pretty straightforward. It’s doing so in a way that’ll stick that’s the tricky part. If you’ve struggled throughout life to develop an exercise routine that’s right for you, and that developed into a habit, then don’t be disheartened – you’re in good company. Besides, it’s never too late to […]

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Sports to try in retirement

Collaborative Post When it’s time to retire, a whole new chapter of life begins. This is one where the world truly is your oyster and you can do all the things you never got the chance to before. This could include travelling the world, learning a new skill or even trying a new sport. Picking […]

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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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