Posts Tagged ‘ senior exercise ’

TREATMENT OF SYMPTOMS vs HEALTHY SENIOR LIVING

Jul 24th, 2013 | By Sharon Shaw Elrod MSW EdD | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Seniors Identify Symptoms Physical illness and disease increase with many seniors as we age. Lifelong issues become more troublesome and new dis-ease crops up with annoying regularity. AARP recently published an article about symptoms we should not ignore: pain, shortness of breath, confusion, unexplained weight loss, fever and swelling in legs. The article is a [...]



A DAILY DISCIPLINE AS WE AGE

Feb 13th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Having a daily discipline as we age is recommended for all of us. Routines, both bad and good, are easy to establish. I have never been a quick to rise person, meeting the morning with ready enthusiasm. It is more tempting to surrender to the warmth of the covers, to yield to the temptation of putting off taking on the day.

Recommendations are many and in our best interest.

Exercise is, of course, even for those of us who resist it, the number one and favored way to enable the day to be met well. Of course, if you prefer a stimulus, such as coffee or hot tea to boost your arising, that is okay so long as it doesn’t deteriorate into reading the paper for an hour or so before



DEFEATING DISEASE BEFORE IT DEFEATS YOU

Jan 14th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Surrendering to disease is not the only option available to us as we age. Three of the obituaries in today’s New York Times illustrate that most of us are living well into our 80′s. Increasing longevity is a new reality for our generation.

With the gift of longer life, the necessisty of taking on a healthy lifestyle becomes all the more essential. Heading off diseases that compromise our abilities to be up and out becomes a priority agenda.

Many seniors today choose to live in environments that offer super active lifestyles. The boom in the population of older persons having moved from the chill of the midwest to multiple days of sunshine attests to how seniors



GOOD HEALTH, ENLARGED WISDOM, FRUITFUL LIVING

Jan 11th, 2013 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The prospects for life’s being positive and fruitful for seniors is increasingly likely. We are a part of that generation who is experiencing a longer life span, better health during it, enlarged wisdom to make choices that evoke fruitful living.

While many seniors spend an inordinate time fretting about health issues, and too often make visits to physicians, there are options available to reduce the number of appointments to health professionals and providers. It comes with our own choices and decisions. It has to do with diet. It is prompted by sufficient exercise. It is largely influence by attitudes that characterize day to day dispositions.