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We all know that exercise is good for the body and the mind, and research shows that it's especially true for seniors. There's mounting evidence that physical activity can delay decline in later years. Even those who start exercising at age 85 can experience benefits, live longer and are more likely to remain independent.

Staying Active Has Multiple Benefits

Among the materials in this section are resources for caregivers who want to help their loved one get moving, eat better and stay active. The articles included here offer compelling proof that exercise can minimize the effects of conditions like diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis and even cancer. You'll find suggestions for motivating and encouraging your family member, as well as guidelines for various levels of activity and suggestions for preventing falls. And be sure to view the video of a senior flash mob in Liverpool that will warm your heart and demonstrate that fun knows no age boundaries.

Articles, Resources & Videos

Staying Active Can Reduce Colon Cancer Risk, Study Reveals

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer in the United States. However, there are many ways to reduce the risk of colon cancer. One is exercise. Make sure your senior is doing all he or she can do to minimize the risks of cancer. Home care is a great market for those who are looking to help older adults prevent disease and stay healthy.

Exercise Helps Mind and Body

Much has been written about the benefits of exercise for mind and body. Sometimes all seniors need is someone to help motivate them.

More Evidence Physical Activity a Plus for Seniors

If you need proof that exercise is a fountain of youth, check out the mounting research. If a senior loved one isn't convinced, call a friend – or CAREGiver – to provide that extra encouragement.

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Raving Flashmob - Home Instead Senior Care Liverpool

Home Instead Senior Care and its clients and caregivers surprised shoppers in Liverpool One shopping centre with this Flashmob.

Senior woman and her caregiver exercizing together

Power Points for Aging Can Keep Seniors on Healthy Course

A daily diet of four habits that consists of smoking abstinence, weight maintenance, regular exercise and sensible dinner-table practices can help seniors enjoy their golden years. So can companionship.

Elderly woman lifting weights

It’s Not Too Late for Simple Lifestyle Changes To Benefit Seniors

Even small steps in eating, exercising and acquiring healthy habits are a good, healthy start to a better quality of life for seniors. And one good thing can lead to another. Researchers said that four changes in a four-year period lowered the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality considerably in a study group.

Senior woman and her caregiver go for a walk

Maintaining Weight as We Age Means More Exercise

Staying active is vital to healthy aging, and research reveals that remaining active can become more difficult as we age. That’s why it is so important to continue to be diligent about an exercise program. And companionship is a vital component of staying on the move.

Research: Seniors May Add Years by Quitting Smoking

Don’t give up the battle to quit smoking, seniors. Nearly every study shows that for each day of continuous smoke-free living, you will live longer no matter how long you have smoked.

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