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How often you should exercise: A guide for seniors

You may have heard or come across the notion that it’s not optimal to exercise when you are old as it may do more harm than good — this is not entirely true. In fact, just about everyone benefits from exercise, if you’re not on the severely disabled side, of course. It doesn’t matter how …

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Seifu Therapy: Pain-Relief And Other Frequently-Asked Questions

Seifu Therapy

If you are looking for natural pain-relief treatments that don’t require expensive medication or equipment, here is one therapy you can check out. Hailing from Japan, Seifu is a natural healing therapy for a variety of ailments. The process involves no medical complexities — it operates with the belief that by using our hands, we …

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8 Unwritten Rules of Stretching That Every Senior Should Know

It may seem like stretching and flexibility is a straightforward thing… and to a large extent it is, when you’re young. However, as one ages, it’s more important to take the necessary precautions when engaging in physical activities, including stretching. When you were young, if you felt a slight pain in your knee, you’d probably …

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How To Assess Your Level of Flexibility

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Any senior who is deciding to be proactive about stretching and increasing their flexibility is on the right track. However, before you start on your journey, it’s important to know where you currently stand. The only way to do that is to assess your level of flexibility before starting. This will not only give you …

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Flexibility in Seniors: 3 Common Misconceptions and Mistakes

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If you’ve read the book, ‘Stretching’, by Bob Anderson back in the 1970s, you will probably have noticed this important statement he wrote, ‘If you stretch correctly and regularly, you’ll find that every movement you make becomes easier.’ All these years later, his quote still holds true because human anatomy hasn’t changed much. The more …

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How Seniors Can Benefit From Regular Stretching

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Joseph Pilates, the founder of the Pilates physical fitness system once said, “If your spine is stiff at 30, you are old. If it is flexible at 60, you are young.” He couldn’t have said it better. However, when you are young, you are healthier, stronger and your body is less sensitive. As age creeps …