Tag Archives: senior health

10 Minutes of Exercise Improves Brain Power

Do you often say that you don’t have time to exercise? A new study shows that just 10 minutes of exercise can improve your brain’s ability to problem solve and …

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Is Exercise Medication for Your Memory?

An updated guideline for mild cognitive impairment published in the December 27 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, recommends twice-weekly exercise to people with …

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Want to Slow Down Memory Loss? Exercise

It is inevitable. As your brain ages, memory loss is more common. Although there is no strong scientific evidence that Alzheimer’s can be prevented, a committee at the National Academies …

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Exercise Can Prevent Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis can potentially be prevented with a good diet and regular exercise, a new expert review published in the Nature Reviews Rheumatology reports. Researchers from the University of Surrey identified a crucial …

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Osteoporosis Affects Men Too

Although women are at greater risk, men can get osteoporosis as their bone and joint health decreases with age. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation: Up to one in four …

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Hormone Released During Exercise May Strengthen Bones

Two weeks of voluntary wheel running induces higher expression of irisin — a fat-burning hormone that is released during exercise — in bone tissue in mice. In addition, systemic administration …

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Are You a Senior? Need a Brain Boost? Exercise

Beginning or maintaining a fitness for seniors program can be a challenge. You may feel discouraged by illness, ongoing health problems or concerns about injuries or falls. Or, if you’ve …

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Your Brain Ages Quicker in Middle Age if You’re Obese

From middle-age, the brains of obese individuals display differences in white matter similar to those in lean individuals ten years their senior, according to new research led by the University …

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Want a “Younger” Brain? Exercise

Do you want a “younger” brain? Exercise! Beginning or maintaining a fitness for seniors program can be a challenge. You may feel discouraged by illness, ongoing health problems or concerns …

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