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Airbag For Your Hips Could Save Lives Threatened By Falling

Each year, thousands of elderly suffer from hip fractures that greatly affect their quality of life, but new technology may soon be used to change …

How to Grow Old Gracefully

U.S. residents might be living longer these days, but more and more Americans have chronic diseases, such as diabetes, which decrease their lifespan …

Tai Chi May Help Prevent Falls

Practicing tai chi helps older people improve their balance and avoid falls, a review of studies has found.<p>Tai chi is a form of Chinese martial arts now practiced as exercise. It involves a specific program of graceful movements, accompanied by deep breathing and mental focus, that slowly move the …

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Exercise After 50: How Older Adults Can Stay In Shape, Regardless Of Fitness, Abilities

By Dorene Internicola<p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - America's ageing population is posing special challenges, fitness experts say, because it is difficult to design effective workout routines for people with such a wide range of abilities.<p>For one 70-year-old, the goal may be to run a marathon, for another …

What are the secrets of the superagers?

<b>What will you be like in your 80s? Living independently, robust in body and mind, with a wide social circle?</b><p>Manage that and you will be a superager. It is a worthy aspiration, but the reality is rather different for most of us.<p>Although we are living longer, more of those extra years are being spent …

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Total Body Strength Workout for Seniors

While everyone can benefit from lifting weights, older adults can reap even more benefits, giving you a stronger, healthier body. Having a strong …

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8 Stretching Exercises That Improve Your Posture And Relieve Your Back Pain

Those sit a lot should not miss these 7 exercises. There is a gradual progression in the exercise difficulty, so they are suitable for everyone …

How to walk better: improve your posture - video

Walking is great for fitness – if you do it properly. <b>Joanna Hall</b>, creator of the Walkactive programme, heads to Bondi beach, Sydney for the second of three short films on how to get postural, fitness and cosmetic benefits from your walking. Here Joanna concentrates on posture – working to take the …

If you have to fall on ice, here's how not to hurt yourself

There isn't a magical trick we can give you never to fall again. But if you are going down, you might as well commit to it and make it safe.<p>We've all been there — the moment when we walk too fast on an icy day and lose our balance and know that we are going down. Hard. Unfortunately, there isn't a …

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70 Years Old, Still Going Strong

Below is a video of a 70 year old bodybuilder with a physique that would be impressive on a man half his age. The clip is well worth a look, not only …

Exercise may reduce disability even in frail elders

(Reuters Health) - Sedentary older adults who start exercising may not reduce their risk of becoming frail, but they may experience less disability, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers randomly assigned 1,635 adults ages 70 to 89 to participate either in a structured exercise program or in health …

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Seniors and exercising

Seniors and exercising<p>Staying physically active and exercising regularly can make a big difference in quality of life.<p>Posted on <b>November 10, 2016</b> by , …

Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure

LEUSDEN, Netherlands — The shouts of schoolchildren playing outside echoed through the gymnasium where an obstacle course was being set up.<p>There was the “Belgian sidewalk,” a wooden contraption designed to simulate loose tiles; a “sloping slope,” ramps angled at an ankle-unfriendly 45 degrees; and …

‘I’d fallen and couldn’t get up’

A reporter's ill-timed stumble opens a window into health care's future, and finds a very big hole.<p>As I turned the corner into the transit terminal, I saw my bus pull away from the curb. I knew a traffic light could buy me enough time to board at the next intersection, so I took off sprinting …

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Wait—Is Your HIIT Workout Ageing You?

Last year, I met a personal trainer who told me he believes that HIIT causes premature signs of ageing. He trains celebrities and knows that when a …