Flexibility plays a vital role in body health and is essential for seniors. Through flexibility exercises, the stiffness from your joints can be reduced and it will have a positive impact n the blood circulations as well. Yoga straps are a good option to practice this kind of exercise. You will start by bending forward and looping the band under the feet, grabbing both sides of the band. You will not need to reach for your toes in this exerci
There are various ways in which you can start to exercise aerobically; especially if you are just starting back a “walking program” will be the smartest choice. Invest in a pedometer, you can get one from the local sporting goods store. A pedometer monitors the number of steps taken, you can gradually and little by little add more steps and stay fit.
If you’re reading this, odds are that you are a bit older, perhaps beginning to see a decline in your strength and mobility, and are looking for a way to decrease, or even reverse the damage of the advancing years. My new book, “Resistance and Strength Training for Men Above 60,” may be just what…
The Paleo diet is a hard diet to follow. It restricts dairy while the dieter eats, more or less, what they can get from a farmer. This diet takes dedication and hard work but it’s worth it. Soon you’ll see your weight loss soar and you’ll be amazed.
It’s vital that seniors take part in strength training. When we’re young, we don’t have to worry much about muscle mass and our bones, but as we get older, both of these start to change. Our muscles start to get weaker and our bodies, if they don’t receive enough calcium, can become brittle. This makes it easier for them to break for no reason at all. When we strength-train, even with a couple of dumbbells, this is helping to re-gain the muscle mass that we have lost. Take it back and you will always feel strong!
By their very nature, typical kettleball exercises build strength and endurance, especially in the shoulders, lower back and legs. They also improve gripping strength. Basic movements in a typical kettleball exercise routine, movements such as the swing, snatch, or clean and jerks, involve the entire body at once, and in a way which closely mimics manual labor, such as shoveling or farm work.
Health magazines and health talk shows are always talking about body fat and how it correlates with BMI (Body Mass Index.) The body mass index determines if we are underweight, overweight, average, healthy, overweight or obese. If you do not want to go to the doctor to find this out, using a body fat caliper is just as useful. This is a tool that measures your body fat without feeling anxious in a doctor’s office.
Research has shown, that when people walk after dinner, this lowers their blood sugar. George Washington University researchers studied people over 60 whose blood sugar was elevated but they did not have diabetes. When they walked briskly for 15 minutes, their blood sugar was lower from when they started. This helps the insulin in your body work more effectively. And, walking helps to strengthen the muscles all throughout your body.
This type of passive exercise may sound a bit too good to be true, but for some individuals it may be a true blessing. Consider patients with multiple sclerosis or Parkinson’s Disease, or even osteoarthritis who are unable to commit to a regimen of regular exercise. These patients would benefit greatly from the muscle toning and conditioning attributed to whole body vibration.
What 70 Plus Years Have Taught Me About Health and Fitness takes us far away from the ‘good old days’ when older people were advised to have a much more sedentary lifestyle. Gone are the days when we were told to just sit back and relax, while basically avoiding exercise as if it were stress. Of course, now we know that this is a mistake and that regular exercise and keeping healthy is a great way to reduce stress.