Posts Tagged ‘GO4Life’

How to Stay Safe While Exercising Outdoors

Going outdoors for physical exercise offers a lot of advantages like finding more interesting places to see, having more room to exercise and getting fresh air. However, it is important to stay safe while exercising outdoors. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) has a Go4Life site that has some important tips to keep you safe…

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Walking Steps to Preserve Life in Senior Women

How many steps does a senior woman have to walk in order to maintain health and preserve life? Many devices worn to measure the number of steps taken on a daily basis are pre-programmed to achieve a daily goal of 10,000 steps. However, no one has ever proven scientifically just how many steps really are…

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Obesity Poses Risks for Seniors

The World Health Organization (WHO) considers obesity to be a worldwide epidemic and obesity is at an all-time high rate in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), obesity is defined as having a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or more. In 2015-16, 39.8% of all Americans were…

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Depression and Seniors

Depression is a Serious Disease that Needs Professional Treatment Depression in seniors should not be confused with feeling sad or experiencing the “blues.” There are often real reasons for a person to feel sad or grief, especially after the death of a beloved spouse. However, in most cases people eventually come to terms with their…

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