Tag Archives: physical activity

The Power of Exercising in Water

By: www.ALZinfo.org Whether it’s the hypnotic shimmer of light dancing off a lazy pond or the rhythmic pulse of a crashing ocean wave, water enchants like no other element. So it should come as no surprise, really, that people seek … Continue reading

Graceful Exercise: Tai Chi

By Jason Schneider Exercise is important for people of all ages, but can be especially beneficial to people with memory problems, as well as their caregivers. Low-impact exercises, such as water aerobics, yoga—and even simply walking—are often suggested for older … Continue reading

Fitness in a Flash: Exercise for Older Adults and Caregivers

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Regular physical activity can keep you strong, improve your flexibility and help you manage stress. But when you’re a caregiver for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, it’s often difficult to find time to exercise. If … Continue reading

A Walk in the Park

By Tiffani Hill-Patterson By now, everyone knows the health benefits of walking: improved cardiovascular function, weight loss, bone building, stress reduction. But did you know that taking a walk outside offers even more rewards? Numerous studies show that getting outdoors … Continue reading

Senior-Friendly Fitness Close to Home

By Michelle Porter Tiernan Exercise is not only good for your body; it’s good for your brain. Physical activity encourages regular brain functions and helps keep the brain active. A study by the University of Washington found regular exercise reduces … Continue reading

Fitness and Good Mental Health: Exercise Brings Many Benefits

By: www.ALZinfo.org Exercise is more important than you might think. Scientific evidence is increasingly showing that physical exercise is not only good for your figure, it’s also good for your memory. It’s an important tool in slowing the effects of … Continue reading

Fitting in Fitness – for Caregivers

By Jennifer Newton Reents, R.N. Making time for physical activity shouldn’t be a last consideration—especially for caregivers. Put fitness at the top of your list. It’s all too familiar. You are stressed and tired, and find there aren’t enough hours … Continue reading

A Lifetime of Physical Activity Is Good for the Brain

Want to help ward off Alzheimer’s in old age? It may never be too early to start exercising. A new study of more than 9,000 women suggests that remaining physically active throughout your life helps keep memory and thinking skills … Continue reading

Make Mental Fitness Your Priority

By Jennifer Newton Reents, R.N. We all know that physical fitness is an important component for a person’s overall health, including brain health. But there is another vital part of the picture: mental fitness. Here’s how you can help your … Continue reading

Regular Exercise and Resistance Training Are Good for the Brain

Ongoing physical activity has been linked to a longer life and all kinds of benefits for the body, including less heart disease, fewer falls and broken bones, greater lung function and a trimmer physique. Now, two new studies provide further … Continue reading