As we welcome the new year being mindful of moving better and other aspects of healthy aging have to be a part of our goals. Even if this is not directly a goal of yours…often we all reflect upon what we are thankful for. The health of our loved ones and yourself is often at the top of the list. With that in mind to continue being thankful, we must strive to choose the option to be able to do what we want to do and live the life that we want to live. A result of choosing that path includes learning how to move better every day to improve if not maintain your physical capacity to perform everyday life activities with ease. Thus, here are 10 articles in no particular order from 2017 that you can use as your foundation for the new year.
Have a great start to 2018!
Mobility is an important aspect of everyday life activities. There does not have to be a prescribed age where one is unable to do what they need to do. This article touches upon the mobility benefits that exercise can provide. Click here to read.
Brain Health is often a concern as we get older and we want to know how to keep our brain sharp. This article speaks to how aerobic exercise and the lifestyle that you live can positively affect your brain health. Click here to read.
Fitness Apps can make your life easier. Yes, you don’t have to be in your 20s to get hip to using a phone application to improve your fitness level. Click here to read.
Flexibility and whole body coordination are absolutely important to be able to do what we want to do and like to do in life. The practice of Tai Chi is not only great exercise but also can prevent the risks of falls. Perhaps some may think that moving so slowly is easy and more intense movement could be more beneficial. I challenge you to take a Tai Chi class. Click here to read.
The physical benefits of dancing reach far beyond the happiness it can bring (which is great in and of itself!). This article discusses a study by the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Germany. They found neurological benefits to dancing, along with balance improvement among other things. Click here to read.
Move it or lose it is a saying that rings true every day and the anniversary of our birthday. This article highlights a study done by researchers from multiple schools which included University at Buffalo and Stanford University. Click here to read.
Striving to be physically fit keeps your brain in good shape too. In a study by Boston University School of Medicine researchers found those physically fit performed better on memory tests than their less in shape counterparts. Click here to read.
Misconceptions about exercise and older adults will lead you astray from where you should be. In this article Dan O’Brien, Olympic athlete dispels the myths of exercise and other adults. You may not be a former Olympian but you can still benefit from his advice…because this pertains to anyone over 50! Click here to read.
What you eat plays a substantial part in how you age. My friends at IDEA Health and Fitness Association here in San Diego published a comprehensive article about what has changed and stayed the same in regards to the Dietary Guidelines of Americans. Click here to read.
The intensity of how you exercise can play an important part in your physical fitness. This article discusses a study that found that exercise of an intense pace can positively affect you even at a cellular level. Such a type of exercise is not only for an individual of a certain age as the level of intensity is adjusted to someone’s fitness level. Click here to read.