Baby Boomers Wellness—Maintaing good health

According to the American Hospital Association by the year 2030, there will be more than three times more baby boomers’ than there were in 1980. This means that a group of people will be requiring and receiving more medical attention than previous people of the same age group.

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Boomers Wellness

The United Nations states that will be more of the boomers’ population (people over 65) will be more children 5 years and younger by the year 2050.

By the year 2030, about 60 percent of boomers will be afflicted with one or more chronic health condition and about 62 percentages 50-62 have a chronic disease due to obesity and about 25 percent will have diabetes,

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The Comparison and review of the Nautilus u618 and Raleigh Venture 4

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that 150 minutes of moderate regular physical exercise helps you manage your weight, boosts your immune system and reduces your risk of developing chronic disease.

These exercises should include some cardio exercise and should be done weekly for adults. All the can be fulfilled with a stationary bike recommendations

People who are beginners at exercising regularly should be able to easily manage moderate activity on a stationary bike and people who are more in shape can easily increase the intensity to achieve a solid workout

 

Calorie Burn

One of the most effective ways of burning calories’ and losing weight is the biking. To lose 20 pounds, you’ll have to burn a total of 70,000 calories’. Which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines you will have to work out for at least 75 minutes a week at a vigorous level of intensity or 150 minutes a week at a moderate intensity level. Then you should have at least two days a week of strength training to achieve an optimal fitness level.

 

 

Joint-Friendly

A bike is especially good for people who are overweight because it reduces mechanical stress on the back, hips, knees, and ankles — even when compared to walking. You can indulge in daily exercise with a lower risk of injury.

Many types of aerobic activity, such as jogging or team sports, can be hard on your joints because of the impact involved. A cycle enables you to get your heart pumping without putting undue stress on your joints.

Burning more calories’ means that you will have an easier time managing your weight. If your weight is around 155 lbs and you exercise on a bike for about 30 minutes at a moderate pace, you can burn about 260 calories’. And if you weigh more, or work at a higher intensity, you’ll burn even more

The muscles you work the most when riding a bike are the quadriceps and hamstrings. Your quads are the main force on the downward pedal stroke, while your hamstrings work on the upward pedal stroke.

The Lower Legs

Because your upper legs are working so hard when you pedal, you may not notice you’re also working your lower legs. The calf muscles push and pull with each pedal stroke, much like when you do a calf raise.

Pointing your toes downward on the upward stroke rather than keeping the foot flat through the entire revolution will create a harder work out for the calves muscles, and mix in some intervals where you stand and pedal.

 

 

The Core Muscle

You can also work your abs and back on a bike but for this to happen you should not slouch but sit with your back straight in an upright position and your abs tight or you will not see any toning of these muscles and there will be no benefit from this work out and you will also put yourself at risk or injury

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The Upper Body

Your upper arms, shoulders and upper back your total upper-body is worked while on a recumbent or upright bike, you can do curls, overhead raises and other arm exercises with a light pair of hand weights.

You should only do this if you have good balance on your bike and if you can maintain proper posture throughout your workout or this would lead to injury.

 

 

Cardio Benefits

According to the Mayo Clinic, regularly riding a stationary bike helps your heart become more efficient at pumping blood. It also increases the amount of good cholesterol while lowering the amount of bad cholesterol in your system to result in less plaque build-up in your arteries.

Just the act of riding a stationary bicycle 30 minutes a day, five times per week may even extend your life.riding a stationary bicycle counts as cardiovascular exercise.

As we know regular cardio exercise helps lower high blood pressure, regulates blood sugar and may prevent heart attacks, especially if you’ have already had one.

 

 

Raleigh Bikes

 

Gradually work up to longer rides if 150 minutes per week is too much to start with. Although riding a stationary bicycle is an effective cardiovascular activity, consider cross-training with another activity once or twice per week to challenge different muscles and prevent burn out.

Now that we know the benefits of biking exercises let’s look at two of the top options of the Stationary and regular bicycle. The first one we will look at is the Raleigh Venture 4

Handlebars

The handlebars are made from an alloy which is a combination of two or more metallic elements which gives it greater strength and resist corrosion. And the handlebars are made for added comfort for keeping that upright position while riding which is needed to work the muscles in the back and arms.

Saddle

The Plush Saddle and great suspension seat post make this bicycle a very comfortable ride.

 

 

 

Drivetrain

The Shimano ef-51 EZ fire super responsive trigger Shifters allow 24 speeds to choose from for riding up and down moderate hills in just the right gear.

 

The pros of this bicycle

This bicycle has a rating of 5 stars The pros are unanimous in favorability for this bike. The comments

include

Stylish,

Lightweight,

Smooth Ride,

Stability, Balance

, Good Components

The only negative is the seat is uncomfortable

The suggested use for this bike is light Trails, for exercise, commuting, Leisurely Riding

Nautilus u618 Upright bike

Now we will look at a stationary bike which I prefer for the convenience of not having to leave home, I can ride at any hour, and am not bothered by the weather.

We are looking at the Nautilus u618 upright bike

Product Features (copied from the manufacturer’s website)

  • Adjustable Sight Line™ tilting console with blue backlit DualTrack screens — adjustable angles and illuminated screens let the user tilt the console for the best visibility to workout metrics, even when the media tray is in-use.
  • 29 Nautilus Training programs — include preset programs for heart rate training, interval training, and weight loss as well as customizable training options.
  • Bluetooth® connectivity — offers a seamless transition of workout data to supported smart devices.
  • Track metrics on our free Nautilus Trainer™ 2 App — or transfer data to any of our fitness app partners.
  • Sync with free RideSocial App — and ride through multiple real-world locations alongside people from all over the world in real time
  • Multi-position handlebars with integrated incline and resistance controls and adjustable elbow rest — make it easier to adjust the level of intensity during the ride and find the most comfortable cruising angle.
  • Nautilus Gel Fore/Aft & Height adjustable seat — customizes the saddle and cushions the glutes for our most comfortable riding upright.
  • 3 piece chrome crank system with weighted pedals — for easy foot placement and smoother pedaling
  • Optimized Drive Train — our 30 lb effective flywheel system has been performance engineered for a smooth feel and challenging resistance throughout the ride.
  • Wireless heart rate chest strap — is included (in addition to contact hand grips) to monitor heart rate.
  • 325-pound load capacity — built to withstand the rigors of performance training.
  • 15/3/1 Warranty — our promise to stand behind the entire product…frame, parts & electronics and labor

Specs copied from the manufacturer’s website

Dimensions

  • LWH 38.5 x 24 x 58.3 in. (97.8 x 61 x 148 cm)
  • Maximum User Weight
  • 325 lbs (147 kg)
  • Assembled Product Weight
  • 83.1 lbs (37.7 kg)
  • Warranty
  • Frame: 15 yrs / Parts/Electronics: 3 yrs / Labor: 1 yr

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This bike has everything you need for a good workout with some added comfort ( who says exercise needs to be tedious and boring?) This machine has a 4 stars ratings and has very good reviews

The Pros are Runs very quiet

Very sturdy strong

Wide selection of resistance training

Awesome workout

Seat cushion very comfortable

Computer screen very easy to read.

Cons

Flywheel clunks on occasion

Computer screen easy to read but a lot of reading of the manual that comes with the bike and in addition suggest that in order to take advantage of the all the features of this bike download the complete owner’s manual.

These two bikes along with a wide arrange of other bikes are available at Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Skin Problems In Seniors — Maintaining Good Health

The largest organ of the body is the skin it is the outer covering of the human body it is part of the integumentary system( and it covers about 20 sq. ft The skin keeps us safe from the elements, it regulates the body temperature and helps us to differentiate between rough and smooth, hot and cold

Skin problems in seniors.

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Review of the NAUTILUS T616 and Bowflex BXT116 Treadmil

 

Exercising has many health benefits, it not only help you to reduce or maintain weight but it also strengthens muscles, bones, joints, builds stamina, helps control blood sugar in type 2 diabetes and help to keep your heart muscles healthy

Walking is just as good as any exercise to accomplish all the above-mentioned benefits I know sometimes we boomers just can’t make time to walk for one reason or the other like no walking trail, not near to a park, or the weather,, and just can’t get to a gym. Maybe it time to consider a treadmill.

Treadmill in the privacy in your home or at her gym is a safe and convenient option that has the benefits of reducing the strain on your knee joints especially if it is placed on an incline, burning extra calorie and giving the added benefit of an aerobic workout.

Running or walking on a treadmill lowers the risk of you twisting the ankles falling less stress on the joints from running on hard asphalt or concrete and on uneven surfaces and you can even run in the night in the safety of your home.

 

 

Motivation and Convenience

Using a treadmill allows you to control the level of intensity of exercise you desire you have the ability to increase or decrease the level of difficulty by increasing or decreasing the simulated incline, and of course, your speed, allowing you to push your limits in a controlled environment. In addition, most machines have LED display that allows you to monitor not only your speed and distance but also your heart rate along with a reasonable approximation of the calories you’re burning. This factor keeps many people motivated by providing concrete numbers by which to measure their progress.

According to the journal of sports science, the same amount of energy used for running outdoors the same amount is required to run in doore so there is no edge where energy is concerned between indoor and outdoor running

 

Research has found that treadmills are a good and versatile to fit exercise in your daily routine. There is also a variety of programs just pick the one that suits you. There are some of the higher end models that come with the capability which enables you to watch videos or play music while exercising so your workout will be less boring.

 

 

Reason To do treadmill exercise

Walking or running on a treadmill is a great form of aerobic exercise which is good for overall fitness and good heart health This physical exercise alone is.  good for cardiovascular health prevents bone loss, helps lower blood pressure improves cholesterol levels helps with weight loss and increase muscle strength.

Exercising on your treadmill could help in reducing stress, boosting energy levels, and even helping you sleep better  .Being physically active doesn’t just improve your physical fitness, it also helps with mental wellness.

 

Using the treadmill you can change your routine so exercising doesn’t become monotonous you can change speeds or incline and if you have the higher end model that has built-in entertainment you can watch TV or a video.

Using the treadmill will help you to burn calories thus helping you to lose weight The faster you go is the more calories you burn. likewise increasing the incline will also enable you to burn more calories

Walking on a treadmill boils down to convenience and ease.  You can exercise no matter what the weather is on the outside and the time is to your choosing and with little or no problem you can start your exercise.

Recovery from stroke is quicker. Exercising on the treadmill helped improve the temporal as well as the spatial gait One study of recovering stroke patients found that exercise on the treadmill helped better than those that walked outdoors.

 

 

Knee Joints Are Strengthened

If the treadmill is set on an incline greater than 0%  will help to improve joint health this is found to reduce the internal knee-abduction movement responsible for cartilage degeneration.

This means there should be less cartilage loss over time on or off the treadmills compared to level ground walking exercise. This also makes walking easier on those who are obese or going through rehabilitation as this may reduce the pain of the exercise as well.

 

Treadmills

Now that we have seen the benefits of the treadmill lets look at a few of them.

The first one is the Nautilus T616

It has 26 exercising programs and includes caloric, distance  time weight control intervals performance training heart health and custom workouts

This machine calculates the fitness level of the user after completion of each workout.

It has a free app that runs through 19 locations with 27 routes in real time alongside people from all over the world.

Cushioning system for a smooth run

Folding system for easy storage when not in use.

LCD displays media in console speakers with an MP3 input port, USB media charging, and adjustable fan

Calories and goal tracker.

 

The first one is the Nautilus T616

It has 26 exercising programs and includes caloric, distance  time weight control intervals performance training heart health and custom workouts

This machine calculates the fitness level of the user after completion of each workout.

It has a free app that runs through 19 locations with 27 routes in real time alongside people from all over the world.

Cushioning system for a smooth run

Folding system for easy storage when not in use.

LCD displays media in console speakers with an MP3 input port, USB media charging, and adjustable fan

Calories and goal tracker.

Nautilus T616 Treadmill Console

 

 

The specs were copied from the manufacturer’s  website

NAUTILUS T616 SPECS

  • Dimensions
  • LWH 77.2 x 35.2 x 57.6 in. (196 x 89.4 x 146.3 cm)
  • Maximum User Weight
  • 300 lbs (136 kg)
  • Assembled Product Weight
  • Warranty
  • Frame, Drive Motor: 10 yrs / Mechanical/Electronics: 3 yrs / Labor: 1

below is a utube video of the nautilus T16

 

 

This machine is rated 4 stars

The ProsNautilus T616 Treadmill

The machine is quiet

Good quality well made  sturdy worth the price

Top rated home treadmill well-placed controls space for water bottles etc

Cons

Heart rate monitor does not work within  15 – 25 feet of a turned on TV(It interferes with the HR monitor) It interferes with the HR monitor.

The HR monitor does not work on a very tall individual say 6ft  handlebars that measure heart rate are too low. When the incline ramp goes up it gets even worse. And when bending over to hold them my pulse is measured incorrectly. The Manufacturer is willing to fix the problems this machine needed a new monitor.

Folding the machine could be easier

 

 

 

 

Specs were copied from the manufacturer’s website.

9 Pre-Programmed WorkoutsBowflex BXT116 Treadmill

  • Up to 12 mph (19.3 kph)
  • 15% Incline
  • Durable 3-ply 2.5mm Belt
  • Easy SoftDrop™ Stowable Design
  • Syncs with Free Results Series™ App
  • Available for Apple iOS and Android devices 1
  • Bluetooth® 4.0 Compatible
  • Automatic 3-Speed Fan

Integrated Speaker Sound System

 

BXT116 TREADMILL PRODUCT SPECS

  • Dimensions
  • 84.6″ L x 36.3″ W x 55.2″ H (214.9 x 92.2 x 140.2 cm)
  • Maximum User Weight
  • 375 lbs. (170 kg)
  • Motor
  • 3.75 CHP
  • Maximum Speed
  • 12mph
  • Maximum Incline
  • 15>LT##/p##GT##
  • Belt
  • Durable 3-ply 2.5mm
  • Minimum Ceiling Height
  • User Height +16″ (41cm)
  • Assembled Machine Weight
  • 280 lbs. (127 kg)
  • Warranty
  • 15/15/5/5/2 (Frame/Drive Motor/Mechanical Parts/Electronics/Labor) Years

BXT116

PROS.

Good quality Machine and there are 4 different user memory you can also make your own program

Easy to use.

Feels like a professional treadmill (Gym quality)

CONS

The machine broke within a month.

Machine creaking  it is certified for 280 Lbs  creaking at 260lbs

These machines along with many others can be purchased at Amazon.

There we have it two of the top treadmill is physical fitness circles. Have you used any to these treadmills? What was your experience in using any treadmill please let me know. Leave a comment below and I will reply. Thank you.

 

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Mental Health in Seniors—Maintaining Good Health

Mental Health in seniors

Mental health for boomers is very important to our overall well-being. But today many boomers are struggling to get adequate help and support. Doctors and caregivers and family members should be concerned about seniors mental health.

Sometimes mental symptoms get confused with symptoms of aging. There are very important differences between aging and mental health. And it would be wise for caregivers to recognize the difference and learn how to support the senior showing the symptom

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Overcome financial stress–Maintaining good health

Overcome financial stress

The definition of financial stress according to financial wealth institute. A condition that is the result of financial and/or economic events that create anxiety, worry, or a sense of scarcity, and is accompanied by a physiological stress response.

Financial stress is a widespread experience in every area of our society. It is said that about 72 percent of us are stressed about our financial state and another 22 percent of us are on occasions extremely stressed

Financial stress is the cause of some of our health problems like depression and lack of restful sleep

The cost of living is on a rapid increase and with this brings the feeling of increased financial stress.

Financial Stress and our health

Being stressed over our financial situation can affect our health in negative ways. Some people facing financial stress may be drawn to the bad practice of consuming alcohol or smoking or overeating or even hard drugs to dull the reality of their financial stress. Unfortunately, these practices only lead to more stress.

Due to the lack of money healthcare is often times neglected. People under financial stress tend to cut corners to pay for everyday necessities like food, rent, electricity and gas for the car or bus fare and because small health problems are left unchecked and the small problem becomes a larger problem leading to more stress.

When we are undergoing any kind of stress resting and sleeping is almost impossible and being sleep deprived leads to other problems like functioning effectively, and cognitive abilities and that in itself cause us to become moody.

The use of credit cards just lends to a false sense of security, Its so easy to use the credit cards to buy stuff but then the sense of hopelessness frustration and anxiety when the debt starts piling up and it seems the more money you pay on the cards the debt seems like it is not going down because of the high-interest rate This causes additional stress and depression and these emotions can spiral down to mental depression.

. How to Cope

Overcome financial stress

Here are some suggestions’ to enable you to handle your financial problems and allow you to be more in control of your life and financial situations.

Understand how we first got into this mess, one financial decision at a time. When people are faced with multiple, back-to-back decisions that test willpower,

Making Financial Decisions

Do not make too many financial decisions at the same time space them out making too much decision at once will leave you overwhelmed.

Keep an account of your spending. Keeping track of what and how you spend is an effective tool for getting out of debt

Knowing when and how to get money is key to getting out of debt. Knowing how to increase your income without creating more stress for your self can be a bit tricky

Learn to cut back on spending living on less is important this action alone can grow your savings. Have a plan, having a plan will help you to live within your means don’t be tempted to spend outside what you have budgeted for.

Get a side job there are lots on online jobs but be careful a lot of them are scams If they are asking for money to get you a job that is more than likely a scam

And if they saying you can make thousands of dollars income and little or no work be careful that sounds like a scam.

Affiliate Marketing

I have a suggestion for you,  Wealthy Affiliate — is an online business training launched in 2005 and has now more than 100,000 active members sharing experiences and helping each other succeed. It specializes in the affiliate marketing model of passive income

The WA family is very active and very helpful in sharing their knowledge and experience to help you to attain your goals, it is not  a get rich quick plan or scheme but you are taught how to build a website and with time and patience you will be able to make a passive income there is so much information that is presented to you just apply what you have been taught and have patience. And you can join for FREE and see if you like it (I am sure you will)

Remember that commercialism can overshadow the true sentiment of the holiday season. When buying gifts for family and friends remind yourself that family, friends, and relationships matter more than material objects.

By following the suggestions’ above and making life changes you will get out of debt, it may not be overnight but it will happen. Remember you did not get in debt all at once it happened bit by bit

Conclusion

If you are one of us who find ourselves in this awful situation, remember we are not alone there are a lot more people who are in this situation.

Try not to worry, it never solves anything. just causes more problem (health wise) take one day at a time, cut back on things that are not necessary and take steps a little at a time until you have cleared off the debts.

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To help to relieve some stress here is a link with some easy exercise.

The 15-Minute Flexibility Flow

In just 15 minutes, you improve your flexibility, mobility, and functional fitness.

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