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5 Proven Benefits of Yoga for Older Adults

Yoga is good for aging? You don’t nama-say!

The aches and pains that come with getting older are not for the weak. You used to spend an entire Saturday in the garden and feel great afterward. Now you wrestle with a dull ache for a week after reaching too high to grab a dish from the cabinet. What changed?  

Stronger with Every Step: How Walking Can Make You Live Longer

As a senior, you may be looking for ways to improve your health, manage stress, and fight off diseases like diabetes and heart disease, for which older adults have an elevated risk. There is a common misconception that walking isn’t intense enough to provide the cardiovascular benefits that other aerobic exercises do.

Prevent Falls with These Easy, At-Home Exercises for Seniors

When we were younger, clumsiness typically only cost us a fleeting moment of embarrassment. But getting older means the stakes are higher, as falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older adults. A broken bone could lead to serious health problems, and a simple accident, like tripping over a rug or slipping on an icy walkway, can change your life instantly.

Luckily, falls are not inevitable, and there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of a severe fall, such as:

Staying Active to Manage Chronic Conditions

Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, but it can be challenging for seniors to find the motivation to stay active or even know where to begin. Since seniors are at higher risk than other age groups for developing chronic conditions like arthritis, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease, regular exercise can play a critical role in helping seniors manage chronic conditions. Further, regular exercise can prevent further injury and keep seniors living at home where they will have a higher quality of life during their golden years.

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