Longevity is complicated, but there’s something to the idea of physical activity helping us to live a longer, healthier life, according to Swedish physician, professor at Gothenburg University and researcher Bertil Marklun.
It’s an issue: our older adults are far more sedentary than younger adults, spending 80 percent of their awake time sitting down.
Just like our muscles, our brains need regular exercise to remain healthy and strong. Just as you can retain your strength and muscle mass with resistance training, you can also keep your mind sharp and memory clear with a variety of activities and mental exercises.
You know exercise is good for you, and you’d always made an effort to participate in favorite physical activities to stay fit and active. But as we get older, certain types of exercise may not be as appealing or practical as they once were. There’s one healthy activity that can be done by most people […]
We all know that exercise is a great way to take care of both our body and mind. However, it’s important to make sure you aren’t overdoing it—especially when you start a new exercise regimen.
For many adults of all ages, exercising around others creates feelings of anxiety and self-consciousness. Unfortunately, this negative experience can lead to decreased activity level, depression and a host of other health concerns.
How often to train, what equipment to use – 6 tips to buff up safely By Linda Melone for Next Avenue It’s easy enough to go for a walk or bike ride without professional instruction, but figuring out the weight training landscape can be a challenge.
You’ve always dreamed of it – retiring and gaining the freedom to pursue your passions and create your own schedule. But whether you’ll focus on travelling, writing, cooking or family, don’t forget retirement’s most important commitment: staying active.