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Aging & Exercise

The role of exercise becomes more important as you age. Here are some healthy facts, tips, and exercises for you to get started and keep exercising, no matter what your age.

Chair Exercises Keep Everyone Moving star
Chair exercises are great for people who are recovering from an injury, overweight, arthritic, elderly, or just looking for a change of pace. You can do complete and enjoyable workouts in a chair.

Chair Exercises Keep Everyone Moving star
Using a chair can give you a great exercise workout. Strengthen your muscles as you sit.

Changing Exercise Focus for 40+ star
We are aging and physical fitness becomes more about maintaining good health and warding off disease. This is not a negative time in your life but rather a time for adventure as we learn to change our exercise perspectives.

Easy Exercises to Improve Your Balance star
More falls happen to people who are 40+. Statistics show that as we age we are likely to take a fall. After age 25 your balance begins to decline, after 65, one in three people will fall doing normal activities. Doing balance exercises can decrease your risk of falling by 45 percent.

Exercise in Bed to Relieve Joint Pain star
Sometimes it is an effort getting out of bed due to joint stiffness and pain. Here is a set of exercises you can do in bed that will ease pain and get your body moving.

Exercise Keeps Bones Healthy star
Exercise can keep your bones healthy and it is important to practice good exercise habits that promote bone growth throughout your life. “About 9 million Americans have osteoporosis and an estimated 48 million have low bone density." Read about the three major areas for healthy bones.

Exercise Keeps Joints Healthy star
Your joints connect your bones together; they are the root of your ability to move. Exercise can keep your joints healthy with active but moderate movement. The joints attach the bones throughout your body to keep it functioning properly so your movement is smooth and uncompromised.

Exercise to Relieve Joint Pain star
Joint pain either from arthiritis, aging, or other causes, can be frustrating. Studies have found that exercising can actually reduce arthritis pain. Try these joint-friendly exercises to relieve joint pain.

Exercises to Relieve Back Pain star
Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints in our society today. Gentle exercise such as stretching and strengthening your abs, back, and legs build muscle and provide stability for your spine. Try these exercises to relieve back pain.

Exercising After Age 50 star
The role of exercise becomes more important as you age. Here are some healthy facts & tips to get you started and keep you exercising, no matter what your age.

Four Elements of Fitness and Aging star
Here are four important elements of fitness and aging: Balance, Healthy Bones, Healthy Joints, and Flexibility. You are never too young or old to start exercising, or to try something new.

Gentle Exercises for Happy Feet star
Your feet are probably not the first thing that comes to your head when you are working out, that is unless they hurt. Here are some exercises for your feet that are easy and feel great.

Silver Sneakers Fitness Program for Older Adults star
SliverSneakers is the leading fitness program specific for older adults. Members have fun and move through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of motion, and activity for daily living skills. Chairs are used for seated and/or standing support.

Tai Chi a Gentle Exercise for Everyone star
If you are looking for an exercise that is physically gentle and will help you become mentally centered then you might want to consider Tai Chi; a gentle exercise for everyone. It is especially beneficial to the overweight and arthritic.

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