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Healthy Senior Lifestyle

Why Senior Males Should not Ignore BPH Symptoms

Illnesses are common with the aging process. Both men and women can expect their share of various illnesses. These include arthritis, diabetes, Alzheimer’s, heart attacks, strokes, etc. Some diseases affect women more than men and vice versa. However, one problem that women are exempted from, and affects mostly elderly gentlemen quite often, is benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH.

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How to Stay Young at Heart

Your Age should not Limit your 55Plus Active Lifestyle and Hamper your Activities

Some make the mistake of thinking that they are over the hill when you enter their 40s. But what happens when you enter your 50s and 60s? Have you crossed the hill and climbed a mountain? The aging process can be either received with happiness and contentment or with sadness and depression. When you think about it, age is just a number. It is how you feel as you age that really gets you down. If you are entering the mid-40s or 50s or even the 60s, keep in mind, how you feel about your age is all in the way you look at it. If you choose to look at it as a carefree, exciting second youth, sans all the burdens of future expectations and family responsibilities, then, this is going to be one of the best phases in your life!

Weight Loss Tips for Seniors

The 5.2 Diet – Can it Aid Weight Loss and Long Life?

Many active adults are concerned about weight gain and how it affects their health. There are a number of diets and exercise plans that can be considered for this problem. New and improved ways of ensuring weight loss and long and healthy lives are always being introduced for you to try. This means you have to give up the foods you like to eat and make significant changes to your lifestyle. However, if you are interested in living a long life and being fit and trim, yet don’t wish to change your lifestyle too much, you could try the 5.2 diet.

Cycling or Walking – Which one is Better for the Active Adult?

The value of an active lifestyle cannot be underestimated especially with the onset of aging. An active life inclusive of regular exercise keeps your energy levels high, enables you to be independent and also prevents the onset of aches and pains. Many over 55 active adults either go for a brisk walk or bike a few days a week. But, do you know which form of exercise is the most beneficial for you?

Is Pilates Suitable for Seniors?

Pilates – Not only Suitable but Provides a Host of Health Benefits

Are you an over-50s senior looking for ways to stay in shape? Are you tired of jogging and aerobics and all other high-impact exercises and need a change? Well, have you considered Pilates? This is a great way for over 50 seniors to increase strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. It is a low-impact workout that provides so many benefits. So, if you are bored with cycling and running, why not consider regular Pilates classes?

Health Tips for Seniors: How to Strengthen Aging Muscles

One of the greatest concerns associated with aging is the loss of muscle strength and tone. As we age, it becomes harder to keep our muscles healthy. These muscles get smaller and lose their density, decreasing the strength in our muscles and increasing the likelihood of fracture if we fall. What we must realize is that we can still strengthen our muscles and stay fit if we take a few minutes every day to do some muscle-strengthening exercises. A healthy diet in conjunction is a must as well.

Golfing for Seniors is Excellent for Health and Fun

Golf is a popular pastime for many active seniors. This is a sport commonly associated with retirement. How often would you have heard someone say “when I retire, I’m going to learn how to play golf”? How often have you considered it? Well, your time is here. Now, you have time to do what you have always wished to be doing. Let’s play golf and enjoy the putting green, the fresh air, the companionship of your golf buddy and of course the mild but significant exercise your body will get from this sport.

Gardening as a Stress Reliever for Active Adults

Tips for Active Adult Living at Its Best

Gardening as a Stress Reliever for Active Adults

Most people think retirement means no stress and no worries. How wrong they are! Just because you retire does not mean your life is stress-free. Although work-related worries and stress may disappear, there are other worries and stressors that occur in your life. For example, you may have an ill sibling or child. You may have financial worries. You may also have an illness that worries or bothers you constantly. Stress is a part of everyday living. However, it is how you handle the stress that matters.