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Arthritis and ExerciseThe rule to exercise and stay as active as possible for the best health applies to older adults as well! But for those struggling with arthritis, the pain can create a barrier to maintaining a healthy level of physical fitness.

The good news is, the most recent recommendations ease back on the intensity of activity for elderly people with arthritis, indicating… read more

Posted June 13, 2017
Tags: Arthritis, exercise, Senior Health



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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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
Tags: exercise



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



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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