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Strength Training Basics – For Seniors

We start losing muscle after the age of 40.  Resistance training, AKA strength training, works to prevent this muscle loss and helps to maintain and build healthy bones. During strength training muscle pulls against bone.  The force of the muscle

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Exercise – Reduce the Risk for Dementia.

How does exercise work to help prevent dementia? As aging occurs the brain begins to shrink, specifically the hippocampus.  The hippocampus is the area of the brain involved with memory function.  Exercising helps to increase the size of the hippocampus. 

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Exercise for the Aging Population

What type of exercise is recommended for the aging population?  Aerobic exercise improves oxygen consumption and metabolism.  Maintaining aerobic fitness during middle age and beyond can delay biological aging by up to 12 years and prolong independence during old age. A

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A Quick Exercise To Do At Work … or anywhere

The Basic Chair Squat exercises the buns, hips and thighs and it can be done any time / anywhere!  Squats are one of the best lower body exercises.  This particular squat is easy on beginners and folks with knee issues. 

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