Exercise for Aging Seniors

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As seniors get older, they may think it wise to stop exercising so as not to put too much stress on their aging bodies. However, it has been proven that a sedentary lifestyle is unhealthy for anyone, especially those over 50. Since metabolism slows with age, the risk of obesity increases. Not living an active lifestyle can cause seniors to lose the ability to do things on their own, and many times results in more doctor visits and medications. Exercise not only improves physical function, but also mental; it can prevent memory loss and slow the progression of brain disorders….

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Around the world, more and more seniors are hitting the century mark. Centenarians – people who are 100 years old or older – are the fastest growing part of the population, with nearly 450,000 worldwide. The United States currently has around 72,000 centenarians, which is the most of any country. With the number of centenarians rising each year around the world, experts say there could be 1 million by the year 2050. Lynn Peters Adler, author of Celebrate 100: Centenarian Secrets to Success in Business and Life, said that 1 in 26 baby boomers is now expected to live to…

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