8 Exercises To Reduce The Effects Of Aging

8 Exercises To Reduce The Effects Of Aging Health & Fitness

Tai Chi

With age, people are at greater risk of injury due to falling. Tai Chi promotes balance and works wonders in terms of preventing falls among seniors.



Similar to Tai Chi, yoga also promotes balance and can prevent risky falls. In addition, yoga strengthens the body and increases flexibility--both crucial to effective exercising after 50.


Strolling Through Hospital

One study out of Israel shows that hospital patients who stay active by walking around their rooms or hospital hall ways cut their hospital days by a day and half on average.



Researchers at the University of Colorado showed that jogging can help people keep their memories in shape after illness.



Studies show that people over 65 who walk or exercise moderately reduce their risk of dementia by one-third.


Leg Exercises

Leg exercises can reduce or prevent the swelling--peripheral edema--associated with aging.


Weight Lifting

One highly effect way to combat osteoporosis is weight lifting for thirty minutes three times per week.



Swimming is effective in easing many of the symptoms of arthritis. People with arthritis who swim are less likely to fall and break a bone.


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