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The Ten Benefits of Exercise

You are never too old to start exercising. Research shows that even people who start exercising in their 80’s and 90’s experience health benefits. A study published by the International Journal of Stroke found that people between the ages of 40 to 59 – who started a fitness routine – cut their risk of a deadly strokeContinue reading “The Ten Benefits of Exercise”

10 Benefits of an Active Lifestyle for Seniors

Maintaining an active lifestyle with activities ranging from moderate to vigorous intensity, such as exercise, walking, and gardening can promote a variety of health benefits for older people. Talk to your healthcare provider about strategies to help you live your best life!

Exercise: Beneficial to Your Brain, Body and Spirit

If you want to look and feel younger as well as improve your overall health, then the answer is likely exercise and physical activity. While exercise refers to actions such as brisk walking or yoga, physical activity also includes gardening, walking around your favorite store, or any movement outside of sitting down. According to theContinue reading “Exercise: Beneficial to Your Brain, Body and Spirit”

Are Latinos at Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s?

The risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease increases for everyone with age. For Latinos—the fastest-growing group of older adults in the United States—some risk factors seem to matter more than for others. The National Institute on Aging supports studies to identify these risk factors—and use that information to improve Latinos’ odds against Alzheimer’s. Besides older age,Continue reading “Are Latinos at Higher Risk for Alzheimer’s?”

How to Set Fitness Goals for the New Year

The start of a new year is a great time to set a new fitness goal! Setting goals can help you establish a fitness routine, monitor your progress, and stay on track. Short-term goals are tasks that you can accomplish in the present or very near future. For example: Having the appropriate shoes and clothingContinue reading “How to Set Fitness Goals for the New Year”

Check Out NIA’s Top 5 Healthy Aging Articles of 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, NIA invites you to explore some of the most popular health information topics from this past year: Four Types of Exercise Can Improve Your Health and Physical Ability — Research has shown that it’s important to get all four types of exercise: endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Each one hasContinue reading “Check Out NIA’s Top 5 Healthy Aging Articles of 2021”