Another Unexpected Benefit of Exercise

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Consistent, easy on the body exercising will help out most health issues. Almost any health issue will be less reactive, less irritated, and recover quicker, when someone is exercising consistently.

Recently, a study came out proving the benefits of exercise on depression. The study is going to be published in the journal Cell.

It has been known anecdotally that exercise helps improve our mental outlook. Its effects on mood elevation are well known. Exercise releases endorphins and other feel good hormones that are responsible for the “runner’s high.”  This runner’s high can keep people exercising for years. Continue reading Another Unexpected Benefit of Exercise

Exercise To Age Well

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For many years the association between aging well and exercise has been known, but was never 100% proven. A study published recently in the Journal of the American Medical Association that proved exercising helps to prevent age related decline.

Dr. Marco Pahor is the director of the Institute on Aging at the University of Florida and the lead author on the study. He said “For the first time, we have directly shown that exercise can effectively lessen or prevent the development of physical disability in a population of extremely vulnerable elderly people.” Continue reading Exercise To Age Well

Just Because Your Old, Doesn’t Mean You Should Be In Pain

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“If I had known I was going to live this long then I would have taken better care of myself.”

“Getting old isn’t for sissies.”

“This pain is just due to getting old.”

These are all common sayings I hear around my office.

I am here to tell you that just because you are aging, doesn’t mean that you have to be in pain. Aging doesn’t equal pain. Continue reading Just Because Your Old, Doesn’t Mean You Should Be In Pain

Exercise At Any Age

stretchingExercise at any age is possible and necessary. The proper exercise routine will give you the best chance for aging well, and aging gracefully. Exercise is not just for the young. I have read studies that show that even those who are over 90 years old will still benefit from exercising. It just has to be low weight, low intensity and low impact exercising

As you age though, your exercise and nutritional needs change. You can’t exercise and eat the same way when you are 60 as you did when you were 20. If you did, then you would injure yourself and gain a lot of weight. Continue reading Exercise At Any Age