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Exercise, Nutrition Important to Fighting Osteoporosis and Preventing Fall-Related Injuries

Osteoporosis is one of the most challenging of senior conditions, many times leading to bone fractures and breaks. That's why older adults should found out from their doctor how to prevent this condition and seek support when needed.

Diet, Exercise Are a Good 1-2 Punch for Older Adults, Study Says

The best way for seniors to keep valuable lean muscle mass and lose weight at the same time is a combination of exercise and dieting. And keeping weight off is a way to slow the aging process, according to a study. However, sometimes older adults — like the rest of us — need a little motivation.

Study Says Walking Reduces Anxiety in Older Women

Exercise has a double benefit for senior women, including lessening menopausal symptoms and sustaining better overall health. Walking with a companion – a friend, family member or CAREGiverSM — is an even better way to relieve stress and build a healthier outlook.

Cholesterol Not All Bad for Seniors, Researchers Say

A study finds that people with higher cholesterol intake also had the highest muscle strength gain, a positive development for seniors who are staying active. But even if your senior loved ones are reaping the benefits of regular exercise, encourage them to follow their doctor’s orders on nutrition and medications, and get assistance at home if needed.

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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