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Happily Ever Aging
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Mobility and Your Aging Loved One: 3 Strengthening Exercises

By: Marissa Salvesen
February 27th, 2015

Loss of mobility in aging adults can be a damaging cycle: the less an individual moves his/her body, the less agile the body becomes. Help your aging loved one build strength, flexibility, balance and confidence through a combination of seated, standing and water exercises.

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4 Daily Exercises Every Senior Should be Doing

By: Marissa Salvesen
February 6th, 2014

Exercising, for seniors, helps maintain flexibility, endurance and strength, all while improving heart health, which is important for older adults. Exercising, when chosen carefully and found to be in line with what the senior body can handle, helps improve overall quality of life, lessen problems from balance and coordination issues and aids in maintaining strength.

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Medical Fitness Week - 3 Cardio Exercise Tips for Seniors

By: Elizabeth Bemis
April 15th, 2013

April 22 to 28 is Medical Fitness Week! So what does this mean for you? Well, the “National Walking Challenge” is one of the events planned for the week, and everyone across the country is encouraged to walk, that includes you!  Walking is the best cardio exercise for seniors. It improves blood circulation, it’s easy on the joints and it’s not complicated to do.  If you can still move, you can perform a variety of heart-engaging activity. It’s not too late to improve your fitness level and your quality of life.

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