Tag: aging

Physical activity can protect your brain as you age according to the NY Times.

Physical activity can protect your brain as you age according to the NY Times. Reducing your risk for Alzheimer’s disease and other mental impairments due to aging may be as easy as gout out for regular walks according to the NY Times. Physical activuty can keep you mentally fit in your later years. A new study of Octogenarians from Chicago offers some clues to why movement and walking rather than sitting improve the way our immune cells work.  The study involved autopsies of people and found that when we move our bodies, we enhance how our minds work. While it Read More »

Age-appropriate fitness; a decade by decade guide to better aging through exercise.

Age-appropriate fitness; a decade by decade guide to better aging through exercise. Cross fit is very popular and creates many chiropractic patients due to injuries using their one size fits all protocols. For those in their 60’s and 70’s, we understand the effect aging has on our bodies either by experience or through injury or both. Each decade of life has changes our physiology. If used properly, we can extend and enhance our lives and our health naturally.   I found this decade by decade guide which discusses the benefits of exercising and other health benefits. When we are in our Read More »

If you want a better memory as you age, lifting weights may be the answer according to the NY Times

If you want a better memory as you age, lifting weights may be the answer according to the NY Times Many of us find that their memory is not as good as it used to be when we were young.   There may be a number of reasons for this although, the physiology of the brain may be part of the reason. Regular exercise is important for our cardio vascular health, and the health of our muscles which will degenerate and weaken over time. A recent study according to the NY Times shows that a recent study done on rodents suggests Read More »

Running, aging and slowing? The NY Times discusses the effect of age on those of us who run.

Running, aging and slowing?   The NY Times discusses the effect of age on those of us who run. If you are in your 50’s, there is no doubt you have noticed changed in your body.   If you are an athlete, you may have noticed that you are not as quick or agile, even though you may train and keep physically fit. Runners undoubtedly fit into this category, as they find old injuries taking their toll, the ability to reduce ones running times and to get back to where we were in our training gets more difficult. On the other hand, Read More »

Exercise and aging, exercise now for a better retirement according to the NY Times

Exercise and aging, exercise now for a better retirement according to the NY Times Fitness is important as we age.  As we approach retirement, the research shows that the more fit we are, the better our muscles will work as we enter our retirement years. For those of you who are actively exercising and staying in shape, good for you.  For those of you who are not, this article may give you some incentive to start now. If you want a better and healthier retirement, the secret to it may be in the amount of exercise you do. Exercise Makes Read More »