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Sports, Exercise and Physical Activity with Osteoporosis

Sports, Exercise and Physical Activity with Osteoporosis

Although osteoporosis patients are advised to avoid certain physical activities, this does not mean that they should be sedentary. In fact exercise is an essential component of managing osteoporosis in the long term. However, it is important for the osteoporosis patient to be educated about the types of physical activities that are acceptable and helpful. […]

Swimming Exercise Benefits for the Elderly

Swimming Exercise Benefits for the Elderly

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise and has additional benefits in relieving and often preventing some of the age-related changes in the body. Although it requires access to a pool, a 20 minute swimming session at least 3 times a week can make a significant difference in overall health and wellbeing. Swimming […]

Calorie Needs of the Elderly in Food and Exercise

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The body needs a constant supply of food to break it down and produce energy. It is this energy that is the ‘fuel’ for all activity in the body even the life sustaining process when one is asleep. Energy needs often decrease in the senior years as a person becomes less active. Maintaining the same […]

Cardiovascular Exercise and Weight Training for the Elderly

Cardiovascular Exercise and Weight Training for the Elderly

Exercise is well known for its health benefits, especially as one gets older. It helps with weight control thereby reducing the risk of developing several diseases, improves cardiovascular functioning, aids with muscle mass and bone strength and also has psychological benefits. These are just some of the main advantages of regular exercise in the elderly […]

Tips to Ease Elderly Joint Aches (Hip, Back, Knee, Ankle)

Tips to Ease Elderly Joint Aches (Hip, Back, Knee, Ankle)

Joint pain and stiffness are among the common complaints associated with aging. Most of these cases are due to a gradual erosion of the joint surfaces that occurs with wear and tear. It eventually reaches the point where the degeneration is severe enough to compromise the joint structure and surrounding bone. This condition is known […]


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