All posts within: exercise

Feb
22

It’s hard to make healthy dietary choices when recommendations seem to change from one week to the next. We’d been informed that saturated fats that are found in foods such as red meat, butter and fried food were bad for our heart health, but later research advised there wasn’t enough proof that individuals who gave up these foods improved their heart health - and for that reason,… read more


Posted February 22, 2017
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Feb
05

When you’re young, active living is easy. You’re running errands, riding your bike with the kids, walking up stairs to head to work. It’s just easier to get plenty of exercise in our younger years. However, as we age, it’s natural for the pace of life to slow down, and many people assume that with aging comes a reduced need for physical fitness, or even that exercise can… read more


Posted February 05, 2015
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Oct
15

Independence-4-Seniors has been encouraging seniors in the Hinsdale and Chicago areas to get up and get moving. In addition to increasing strength and endurance and improving one’s quality of life, seniors can reduce their risk of falls through exercise.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one of the ways that older adults can stay independent and reduce their chances of falling is through regular exercise that focuses on… read more


Posted October 15, 2014
Tags: exercise, fall prevention

 

Apr
28

In our last blog, we highlighted some common reasons for increased inactivity in the elderly, along with some solutions to combat those excuses. Incorporating activity into a senior’s daily routine is the best way to ensure that staying active becomes a habit. It can begin simply by getting up and down out of a chair unassisted, which utilizes a variety of muscles.

With the help and consultation of a physician, even frail seniors should… read more


Posted April 28, 2014
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Apr
23

Making regular exercise an ongoing part of a senior’s life is challenging at best. There are a plethora of reasons that make it hard to stay active later in life. Below are some of the most common excuses for inactivity, and suggestions to help eliminate them:

  • Self-efficacy: Begin slowly with exercises that are easily accomplished and advance gradually. Provide frequent encouragement.
  • Attitude: Promote positive personal benefits of exercise and identify enjoyable activities.
  • Discomfort: Vary… read more


    Posted April 23, 2014
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