Category Archives: Health and Fitness

3 Minutes a Week of Exercise for Better Health – Is that All?

Active adults, who do not have the time to exercise for long hours, will be happy to hear recent research has indicated that short bursts of intense exercise have many health benefits. Yes, it is true! All you need to do is take three minutes off your busy schedule to do some high-intensity training (HIT), a week for four weeks, and you will start seeing the benefits. For example, in some research institutes, participants experienced an average of 24% insulin sensitivity with just 3 minutes of exercise. So, how do you do this? Let’s take a look.

Healthy and Active Lifestyle

Prioritizing Muscular Health for an Active Senior Life

Can you Stand up with no Hands?

Have you needed help getting up off the floor or chair once you have sat on it? This is a warning to many seniors that they may not be as healthy as they think. If you cannot get up off the floor without using your hands for support or without the help of your grandchildren, studies show that you could be heading for an early grave. Worried? Well, read on and find some informative information we gleaned from recent medical research.

Home Remedies for Senior Health

With the staggering health care costs and evidence of long term side effects of certain medications, the trend towards adopting natural home remedies is gaining more and more popularity these days.  These can be easily made at home with natural ingredients from your own backyard or grocery store.  Home remedies have been in use for hundreds of thousands of years.  There are a myriad of home remedies that have been known to cure various illnesses.  Below are four home remedies that are effective in helping with common ailments that afflict the elderly.

happy senior couple hiking on the mountain park

Hiking is a Fantastic Pastime for Seniors

Hiking in beautiful natural environments can freshen up the mind and the body. It is very beneficial for over 55 people who like to keep their bodies fit for a couple of decades more. If you have experienced the joys of hiking, you know how enjoyable a day hike on a trail through breathtaking views of beautiful wooded areas or through a savanna landscape can be. Seniors who are beginners at hiking should first think about their capabilities and the limitations. While the lighter physical activities like walking and hiking on established trails, sightseeing, fishing and boat trips are good for the health of seniors, strenuous activities such as trekking, biking, and rock climbing are not suitable for those having hypertension or a history of heart problems.

Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy Into Old Age

Tips for Staying Fit and Healthy Into Old Age

We may not like it, but as we age, our bodies change, sometimes dramatically. Our bones, joints, skin, heart, and brain all whether the aging process differently, depending on our overall health, diet and exercise regime, and genetics. But we don’t have to just live with the changes; we can take action to counter the challenges we face.

Challenges for Your Mind and Body

Regardless of how well you live your life, your body will experience a few challenges as you age.

Why Should Active Adults Consider Swimming as a Sport?

Swimming is an Ideal Way to Keep Fit for People of Any Age Category

Keeping fit and healthy has become a major priority for active adults once they reach their senior years. This is not to say that young people should wait until they are old to start taking care of their fitness and health… What it does mean is that at 55+ you CANNOT ignore the need to do so. Health is one thing that everyone should take seriously. Staying healthy and active enables you to enjoy life to its fullest. Yet, good health does not come without hard work. It requires finding ways of relieving stress, keeping active, keeping your body hydrated at all times and eating a healthy diet. When it comes to being active and relieving stress, swimming is an ideal activity to engage in. It is a great exercise recommended for people of all ages, by many doctors as it has numerous health benefits.

happy seniors talking about the good old days

Talking About The Good Old Days

Having Friends to Talk About the Good Old Days is Therapeutic and Enjoyable

Talking about good old days is a popular and pleasing pastime, especially when you get older. People usually begin talking about good old days when they are middle-aged. If you have had good old days you re-live them by telling others. Of course, you should be able to remember and recollect those happy moments you spent together with your family, friends loved ones and the places you visited. To keep yourself and your audience happy, and not to hurt the feelings of others, it may be necessary to edit the true happenings. Talking about the good old days is an art that you should learn. It is not only a pleasurable thing to do but also therapeutic. This is because keeping engaged in social interactions is vital for senior years to ensure good mental health and wellbeing.

Tips For Your Healthiest Holiday Yet

If the holiday season has thrown a wrench in your daily routine, you’re not alone. Never has the term burning daylight been more fitting as we try and fit wellness in between gift shopping, spending time with family, and attending social engagements. Making your health a priority this time of year sounds easier said than done, but putting your best foot forward means putting yourself first. Nowadays healthy living is associated with fancy tonics, trendy superfoods, and endless spin classes, but creating realistic health goals you’ll WANT to stick with can be simple to do with these everyday tips

Practice Good Hydration
Just because it’s cold out, doesn’t mean we still don’t require ample amounts of water. Between running the heater, and day to day exertion, it’s easy to become dehydrated even during winter. The recommended 8-10 glasses is ideal, but other ways to boost your fluid intake can include brothy soups, fresh fruits, and herbal teas.