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10 Beneficios de un estilo de vida saludable para personas de la tercera edad

Mantener un estilo de vida activo con actividades de intensidad moderada a vigorosa, como ejercicio, caminatas y jardinería, puede promover una variedad de beneficios para la salud de las personas mayores. ¡Hable con su proveedor de atención médica sobre estrategias para ayudarlo a vivir su mejor vida!

Do This 1 Thing to Stress Less During the Holidays

The holidays are almost here, and with them often comes added stress from all the extra shopping, hurrying, traveling, and visiting. But the good news is that a little exercise and physical activity can help reduce stress. The benefits of exercise go well beyond physical well-being—exercise also helps support your emotional and mental health. LearnContinue reading “Do This 1 Thing to Stress Less During the Holidays”

Track Your Exercise with this Daily Record

Keep track of your exercise progress. Writing down what yo do can help you stay motivated and get you to do different types of exercises during the week. For endurance, you should build up to at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most or all days of the week. Try different activities on differentContinue reading “Track Your Exercise with this Daily Record”

Go4Life Coach Tip: Ready to go? Find your exercise starting point

Ready to go? Find your exercise starting point Do you want to be more active? Before you begin, make sure you know your current fitness level. If you know where to start, you’ll be more successful, and exercising will be more enjoyable. Check out Go4Life’s three easy steps to find your starting point. Once you’ve determined where to start,Continue reading “Go4Life Coach Tip: Ready to go? Find your exercise starting point”

Go4Life Coach Tips:

It’s time to take it up a notch! Do you exercise regularly? If so, you’ll be able to tell when it’s time to make your activities more challenging. You may be ready if: You have more energy after your workout. Climbing a couple of flights of stairs is getting easier. It’s easier to get inContinue reading “Go4Life Coach Tips:”

Tips for starting to exercise after a break

Tips for starting to exercise after a break Haven’t been exercising regularly in a while? Don’t be too hard on yourself! Try to get back into a routine. Start at a comfortable level—you can always build up! Visit Go4Life for more tips on starting to exercise again after a break.  Go4Life is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department ofContinue reading “Tips for starting to exercise after a break”

Exercising with Alzheimer’s

Regular exercise can have many benefits for people with Alzheimer’s disease, though some people may have trouble getting around during the later stages. If the person with Alzheimer’s has trouble with tasks like walking, choose gentle forms of exercise like: Simple household chores like sweeping and dusting Riding a stationary bike Using soft rubber exerciseContinue reading “Exercising with Alzheimer’s”

Exercise for emotional and mental health — Infographic

Did you know that regular exercise is good for your spirits as well as your heart? If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, consider moving more! Check out this infographic to learn more about the emotional benefits of exercise:

Exercise for Persons with Dementia

Exercise helps keep their muscles, joints, and heart in good shape, while also helping maintain a healthy weight and promote good sleep. Being active and getting exercise helps people with Alzheimer’s disease feel better. Here are some tips to get started: • Be realistic about how much activity can be done at one time. SeveralContinue reading “Exercise for Persons with Dementia”