A while back I wrote about some of the best seated yoga exercises for seniors. And I stand behind that post. For some older adults, doing yoga in a chair is the only option. For those of you who are able to get down on the floor-and back up-traditional yoga styles can add a little challenge to your routine.
Don’t be intimidated by the nimble contortionists you see leaving the yoga studio. There is a class type and level for everyone. Styles like restorative and iyengar yoga offer modifications and use props to accommodate varying abilities. Here are a few poses most requested by my classes.
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It is widely known within the fields of aging and elder care that dementia sufferers are prone to displaying anxious and jittery behavior. Because these individuals, especially in the later stages of cognitive decline, are not able to fully communicate with others or understand reassurances, their behavior is often misunderstood. Many are labeled as troublesome or paranoid. Fortunately, there may be a simple and effective treatment for mild anxiety, including that caused by dementia, that you can implement today: weighted blankets. These blankets, such as the Mosaic Weighted Blankets, offer relief from anxiety depression, insomnia, and sensory disorders. They have shown to be especially helpful in reducing anxiety and associated fidgeting in dementia patients. Continue reading “Mosaic Weighted Blankets Review – Benefits for Dementia Sufferers”
People have been searching for the fountain of youth for centuries. We may as well face it, everyone wants to look and feel younger, or at least healthier. What if I told you your diet is playing a role in the aging process? You may have heard this already, and maybe you’ve made changes in what you eat based on that information, but are you making the best changes? Do they consider your age and other health conditions? Here are some great food choices that can help fight biological aging processes. Continue reading “Five Delicious Foods to Fight Aging”
Meal Delivery Services Eliminate Planning
By now you have probably heard about meal delivery services. These offer the ultimate convenience factor if you like to eat at home but don’t necessarily have the time to plan out your meals, shop for fresh groceries, and prep all the ingredients. One such meal delivery service is Healthy Chef Creations.
This company offers healthy and delicious meals that are also all natural, organic, and hormone free. This is a great option for people looking to clean up their diets without spending hours in the kitchen or grocery store. Continue reading “Healthy Chef Creations Review – Why it’s Worth the Price”
There is a growing epidemic of loneliness among the elderly in America. With their children and grandchildren preoccupied with their own lives, our elders are in trouble. Yet there are tools available for helping reduce isolation among older adults. Keep reading to learn about some great elderly loneliness solutions that are available to you. Continue reading “Elderly Loneliness – Solutions to a Growing Epidemic”
Instability is NOT a natural part of aging. It may be the result of inactivity, neurological decline, inner ear conditions, or a host of other sources. If you have been experiencing a decline in your balance and stability, read on to see what I consider the 5 best balance exercises for seniors to do at home. Continue reading “5 Best Balance Exercises for Seniors”
Hip pain is a regular part of life for many people, but it doesn’t have to be. Stretching and/or strengthening exercises can often help alleviate common hip pain. However, there are at least as many causes to hip pain as there are degrees and types of it, so please check with your doctor before doing any of these exercises.
If you are experiencing hip pain, or are just curious about exercises that can help you avoid it down the road, you probably have some questions. Read on to see answers to some of the more common questions about exercises for hip pain. Continue reading “5 Great Exercises for Hip Pain”
You may be looking to change up your workout routine, but aren’t sure what changes would actually be best. Maybe you’ve become bored with your current equipment, but don’t really want to invest in another home gym. Or, perhaps you are new to exercise or recovering from an injury and are just looking for something that is portable yet effective. In any of these cases, the proper fitness accessories could be the answer you are looking for. Continue reading “Helpful Fitness Accessories for Seniors”
It’s almost New Year’s Day. That means you have probably spent the past couple days, or maybe even weeks, preparing to make resolutions that will improve your life in the coming year. At least that’s what they are supposed to do. But have you ever stopped to wonder why we make New Year’s resolutions in the first place? Here I am going to cover some brief history of New Year Resolutions.
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It’s that time again folks – the New Year. Time for revisiting the past year, reevaluating priorities, and rethinking how you want to go forward in the new year. After many years working with older adults I have noticed that some resolutions hold better than others.
Before we get too far into the realm of dreams, lets look at some realistic tips that can help you resolve to a better new year. Continue reading “4 Best New Year Resolutions Seniors Should Make”