7 Best Exercises for Seniors (and a Few to Avoid!)

Exercise and nutrition are essential parts of a healthy lifestyle throughout one’s life, and  as we age, our requirements are ever changing. A growing body of research illustrates how regular exercise is especially important for seniors, and how more seniors are opting for an active lifestyle instead of a sedentary one. This article will show... Continue Reading →

Dianne Whelan

Dianne Whelan is an artist who is hiking, snowshoeing, mountain bike riding and canoeing The Great Trail of Canada from coast to coast to coast. As part of this 27,000-kilometre journey, she is creating a documentary about her experience called 500 Days in the Wild. You can follow her journey and see more of her... Continue Reading →

Battling Alzheimer’s at the Gym and the Dinner Table: Why Prevention Requires Both

As Alzheimer’s continues to wreak havoc with the senior population, researchers are scrambling to find the perfect recipe for treating the disease. Right now scientific evidence is not pointing toward a magic pill as a cure for Alzheimer’s, but a combination of methodologies to tackle the disease from different angles. But what are these multi-faceted... Continue Reading →

Physical Activity for Older Adults

Significant health benefits are seen in adults aged 65 years and older who participate in regular physical activity. The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines recommend older adults to incorporate aerobic activity, muscle-strengthening activity, and balance training for older adults at risk for falls. Try to avoid inactivity because some health benefits can occur with any amount of physical activity... Continue Reading →

Seated Exercises for Older Adults

As we age, physical activity helps us attain our goals, maintain our functioning and promote comfort. In addition, routine exercise can help reduce arthritis pain, improve mood, sleep and blood sugar control, as well as affect memory. This video includes both balance and strengthening exercises, which can prevent falls and hip fractures. This video is... Continue Reading →

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