Posts Tagged ‘ senior healthy lifestyle ’

Take a Walk

May 6th, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Physical Activity=Good Health

Research is now saying that being physically active can slow the onset of dementia, like Alzheimer’s disease. USNews and World Report recently reported on a study conducted at Columbia University; Dr. Yian Gu was the lead researcher, and said, “We recently published a paper using information of both current and past physical activity and found they both are associated with lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. The current study is a step further to show that physical activity is also protective against brain volume loss.”

Studies over the past few decades have shown an association between physical activity and good health, both physical and mental. Recent studies are more conclusive, although Dr. Gu gave a word of caution. She said the study in question shows a relationship that is not causative; that is, the research does not prove physical activity causes good health, only that there is a relationship between the two.



Health Risks for Lonely Seniors

Apr 13th, 2020 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

In this time of social isolation due to COVID19, seniors may find themselves spending too many hours alone and lonely. To be sure, time alone does not necessarily mean one is lonely; we can be lonely in a crowd as well as just being alone. The issue is perceived loneliness, that is, if a senior feels or believes they are lonely, they are.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is an arm of the National Institute of Health (NIH), and NIA has looked at this issue for a number of years. The results of their research are troubling for many seniors; their website says thisResearch has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of physical and mental conditions: high blood pressureheart diseaseobesity, a weakened immune system, anxiety, depressioncognitive declineAlzheimer’s disease, and even death.”



DECIDING TO TAKE ON MORE

Aug 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Some days seem to invite sufficient energy and motivation to take more on. More? Yes, more. And, it is that more that one needs to refine and define if it is to have the desired effect.

The temptation of aging is to settle into a deep groove and stay there. The habits of a lifetime seem to take over and rule one’s routine. Routine, by definition, can be its own discouraging and limiting condition.

Waking up to new opportunities and experiences requires a willingness to grab yourself figuratively by your shoulders and shake vigorously. Coming to that moment when realization dawns and one discovers the



SENIOR CITIZEN HEALTHY LIVING

Jun 23rd, 2013 | By | Category: Lifestyle, Health & Fitness

Good Diet Critical to Healthy Aging Many seniors today know the value of a healthy diet, with nutritious food that nourishes our bodies rather than creating disease and illness. But what a lot of us do not know is some of the research and science that goes in to healthy food. Our daughter recently invited […]



SENIOR BEST FRIENDS: EXERCISE AND NUTRITION

Jun 6th, 2013 | By | Category: For Senior Women

Healthy Senior Living SeniorCitizenJournal.com has long been a proponent of exercise and nutrition for a healthy senior lifestyle. Research across the board tells us that both components contribute to longevity and healthy aging. And often when women begin to make healthier choices, their male counterparts follow along. Healthy senior living is a choice. We seniors […]



WEATHER OR NOT: SENIOR HEALTH

Jan 24th, 2013 | By | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Whether or not the weather affects your mood depends both on you and the weather. Some seniors are met with a daily challenge to take on and win the day. Sharon, my spouse, has had a continuing battle with SAD, Seasonal Affective Disorder, in which cloudy and overcast days seem to pull her down and contribute to depression and otherwise low days. But let the sun come out and she is up and at it.

Of course, some folk claim to be in a down mood, no matter the weather. They seek for and often find some rationale for a depressing state of mind and give permission to this disorder to order their lives.

Weather or not, the day is ours to maneuver. Excluding SAD victims, whatever the weather, our frame of mind and our willingness for the day to be one in which we are productive, ready to take on its challenges,