Exercise

Bone and Joint Health Week

For more than half of U.S. adults over the age of 50, bone health is a significant concern. Approximately 54 million people have an elevated risk of low bone mass and osteoporosis, increasing the chances of a devastating fracture. Bone and Joint Action Week, observed from Oct. 12-20, seeks to raise public awareness about medical…

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September is Healthy Aging Month and National Yoga Month

September is Healthy Aging Month and National Yoga Month. In this guest blog, Dr. Erin Partridge, ATR-BC, an Experiential Researcher in Residence for Elder Care Alliance, shares how these two topics connect and dispels a few myths about yoga. Why Yoga? Most of us know we should move our bodies more. Do a quick scan…

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Staying Fit at any Age

Are you feeling challenged to stay fit as you get older? If so, you’re not alone. Metabolism begins to slow with age, and a healthy diet and a little exercise aren’t always enough to keep fitness at an even keel. For people in their 30s and 40s, some experts recommend increasing cardiovascular activities to boost…

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The Importance of Socialization in Aging

Research has found that social support can play a significant role in overall health as people age. Spending time with friends and family members can boost quality of life, including both physical and mental health. Throughout life, close friends provide a strong foundation of compassion and trust for many people, and they can become even…

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Top Types of Low-Impact Exercises for Assisted Living

As seniors age, it’s more important than ever to maintain an active lifestyle. By exercising regularly, you greatly increase your chances of remaining independent, improving your overall energy, managing pain, boosting your memory, and warding off serious health problems like diabetes, heart disease and some forms of cancer. As seniors age, it’s more important than…

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Bring Your Hobbies: Assisted Living Offers Stimulating Hobbies and Activities

As you consider a move to assisted living, you may fear having to give up beloved hobbies and activities. But the truth is, assisted living communities encourage residents to continue the pastimes they love – and may even offer unexpected activity options. In modern assisted living communities, available activities and hobbies have expanded to fit…

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A Commitment to Employee Wellness

A fledgling program at Elder Care Alliance creates a culture of wellness for employees. Elder Care Alliance, an organization committed to holistic wellness, believes that healthy and happy staff contributes to healthy and happy residents. To reinforce this commitment, Elder Care Alliance implemented an innovative employee wellness program in 2014 through a partnership with LIFT-Levántate.…

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