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Walking and Jogging Keeps Active Adults Fit

It is common knowledge that exercise keeps you healthy.  Exercise is required for proper blood circulation, controlling your weight, combating heart disease, improving your mood, and the best news – it delays aging.  Engaging in at least half an hour of physical activity every day can be extremely beneficial. What generally happens, in reality, is that even if you have paid attention to keeping fit during your 20’s, 30’s and 40’s – when you reach age 55+, most people tend to let go of a fitness regime.  However, it is especially important for seniors to stay fit and healthy with proper exercise. This does not mean you have to jump around and exert yourself excessively.  It means that half an hour of moderate exercise such as walking or jogging will suffice to give you health benefits.  Furthermore you, as a person over the age of 55, should be careful about your joints.  Therefore, it is highly beneficial for you to consider walking and light jogging instead of any other high impact exercises.

5 Fall Home Maintenance Tips for Active Seniors

The heat of summer may be descending on us, but you need to consider getting your home ready for fall. Ok, so fall is not here yet, but, I believe in being ready for it and planning ahead. Seasonal home maintenance is necessary if you wish to keep your home at its best. Plus, this helps avoid costly repairs and maintenance in the future. So, here I am getting ready for fall, although my husband and children are teasing me as to why I am doing so while it’s still summer. I believe you should consider it too. I have provided some tips for you for fall maintenance so that you can plan ahead like me.

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5 Items to Check Off Your List During Home Inspection

Buying a home is not an easy thing to do, and this is especially so if you are a senior and cannot make any grave mistakes in your home choice. You cannot just walk into a house and say “this is great I’ll take it” depending on how it looks at first glance. There are so many things that have to be considered when buying a home. As a senior, you would be benefited by considering professional help when looking into active adult communities. This is not a place where you can cut corners as your home buying experience is a big investment and you do not wish to make a mistake. However, if you don’t want to spend money on a professional, here are a few points to tick off in your home buying checklist when inspecting your prospective home.

5 Questions to Ask before Picking a Retirement Community

Moving to an active adult community can be a fun and exciting experience. This means new adventures are around the corner. Although you may be sad to leave your home, there is a sense of expectation that may override these feelings. Normally, your move to an active adult community should go smoothly with almost no worries. While this is what we hope you experience would be, we still suggest caution and advise you to ask your agent a few questions before signing the contract.

Do You Know About Fibromyalgia?

Have you been suffering from chronic pain in your body for some time now? How about tenderness in specific tender points when pressure is applied? Are you experiencing extreme fatigue and sleep disturbances for the past few months? This could be because you have a musculoskeletal condition known as fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood. Therefore, awareness of this condition and its symptoms can be helpful to you.

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Active Adult Living Tips: Decorating Your Home with Common Sense

10 Decorating Tips to Ensure a Safe Home

Lovely home is what everyone wants; a home where everything has its place, where everything looks beautiful and is the envy of your friends. Making your home lovely is all well and good. However, practicality and common sense are necessary, and in most cases, essential when you are decorating a new home or redecorating. Let’s face it, what you need above all, now that you are 55+ is the comfort, affordability, and safety. Unfortunately, appearance in your home has to come forth when decorating. So, if you are an active adult senior, looking to decorate your home space, how will you decorate your home?

What Makes an Active Lifestyle Community?

What an 55+, or age-targeted community is not, is a retirement facility. In fact most of the people who buy homes in these communities are far from retiring, yet find the lifestyle, and amenities the perfect fit for their active lives. Basically you get to pick your flavor whether you’re a serious golf enthusiast, a nature lover, or a gym rat. These communities are scattered throughout the country with a variety of geographic locations from urban to rural. Some provide lavish resort style amenities, and others are simpler offering only exterior home maintenance. Age-targeted, or age-restricted, active lifestyle communities are made for today’s on the go boomers, and empty nesters wanting less maintenance, and a peer community atmosphere.

Questions to Ask when Buying a Condo

If you are sick of mowing the lawn or worrying about the exterior of your home you should consider retiring to a condominium community. If you decide to go for a condo community, there are a few questions you need to ask when doing so. Here are four of them.