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Exercise is Good for Our Body and Good for Our Brain

Exercise is Good for Our Body and Good for Our Brain

Oct 03, 2018

Research indicates that physical activity has an impact on cognitive function beginning in infancy and continuing through every stage of our life. But, recent studies demonstrate that exercise done today might support cognitive functioning for years to come, regardless of your age.

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How Exercise Impacts Sleep for Seniors

How Exercise Impacts Sleep for Seniors

Sep 26, 2018

Poor sleep is not a normal part of aging. And yet, many seniors believe it is and are therefore not talking with their doctors and other health care providers about it. This is concerning, because poor sleep is a serious health issue. The good news is that research shows evidence that consistent weekly exercise can contribute to healthier, more restful sleep, regardless of age.

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5 Ways Older-Adult Communities Can Attract Younger Customers

5 Ways Older-Adult Communities Can Attract Younger Customers

Sep 18, 2018

Many retiring seniors are looking for a change. Even if many of them have not yet considered retiring in a senior living community, that doesn’t mean it isn’t a possibility they are willing to explore. Here are five ideas for how senior living communities can appeal to this new generation of seniors.

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How to Encourage Seniors to Stay Fit at Any Age

How to Encourage Seniors to Stay Fit at Any Age

Sep 10, 2018

Like all of us, older adults probably already know that exercise is good for their health. What might be lacking is the motivation, resources, and encouragement to make it a regular part of their life. Here are a few tips for how to encourage seniors to get in shape and stay fit at any age.

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4 Strategies for Senior Living Communities to Increase Fitness Participation

4 Strategies for Senior Living Communities to Increase Fitness Participation

Aug 29, 2018

Senior Living professionals agree that physical fitness is important to residents’ overall quality of life. But, simply having a wellness program does not ensure that residents will participate. We talked to Trainers & Wellness Directors about how to encourage participation in initiatives that support physical fitness and compiled some of their most effective and creative tips.

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What Are the Dimensions of Wellness for Senior Living?

What Are the Dimensions of Wellness for Senior Living?

Aug 21, 2018

The 6 dimensions of wellness offers a path towards healthy aging because it recognizes that building and maintaining physical health is not an end unto itself. Physical health is foundational to meeting emotional, social, intellectual, environmental, and spiritual needs, and wellness programs must approach physical health from the perspective that it is the foundation for whole-person wellness.

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Is there a connection between resistance training and brain function?

Is there a connection between resistance training and brain function?

Aug 08, 2018

Neurological studies indicate that by late middle age, most people develop age-related lesions in brain white matter, the material responsible for connecting and delivering messages between regions of the brain. New research is demonstrating that regular strength-training creates a layer of cognitive protection that can decrease, or even prevent, this decline in brain function.

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