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Health Benefits of Swimming for All

This resource provides information on the health benefits of swimming for people of all ages. It also shares the benefits of swimming for those with arthritis, chronic pain, Alzheimer’s disease, and more.

8 Easy Ways to Improve Your Heart Health

Cross-posted from Hebrew SeniorLife
By Jennifer Rhodes-Kropf, M.D., Hebrew SeniorLife

February is American Heart Health month, which makes it a great time to make changes that can improve the health of your heart. As a geriatrician at Center Communities of Brookline, I’m thrilled when patients want to make changes to positively impact their health, especially the health of the heart. Cardiovascular disease (which includes heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure) continues to be the number 1 killer of men and women in the U.S. This amazing organ needs to be protected and properly cared for to remain healthy for years to come. Continue reading

Walking in the middle of the street—Community Design and Healthy Aging

older man walking down street

By Dillon Sussman, Senior Planner, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission

One of the joys of being a land planner is that what I learn at work helps me understand how communities function and why people act the way they do. Here’s an example. A year ago I moved from one neighborhood to another in the same city. One of the first things that struck me was the difference in pedestrian behavior. In my old neighborhood, we walked on the sidewalk. In the new one, people usually walk in the street. Continue reading

Medication in Motion: The benefits of evidence-based Tai Chi for older adults

By Raymond Santos, Community Relations Director, Ethos

Falls are one of the biggest health risks for older adults. In fact, one in three adults aged 65 and older falls each year. Up to 30 percent of those who fall suffer injuries that make it difficult to move around easily, live independently and increase their chance of early death. Continue reading

Benefits of Swimming for Seniors

Source: Backyard Ocean

This guide describes health benefits of swimming for seniors, in addition to swimming tips and swimming safety for older adults.

Exercise for Seniors

This resource provides information about the benefits of exercise and physical activity for seniors. Source: U.S. National Library of Medicine

Swimming and Osteoporosis

This blog posted on PoolProducts.com discusses the benefits of swimming for older adults with osteoporosis.