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.

Availability of Medical Information

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,

Health and Wellness of Boomers

Because of this the health and wellness of the boomer generation have far-reaching implications, from public policy and taxation to climbing insurance costs and the rise of new health care industries that cater to this older demographic.

Because of their relatively deep pockets, stable financial footing, and sheer numbers, boomers have the full attention of marketers and producers of medical goods and services.

They are been catered to at every stage of their development, boomers will continue to find that companies are eagerly looking to tap into this large demographic and will anticipate their medical wants and needs.

There will be a growing effort to develop and sell to boomers devices aimed at extending personal independence, and as we boomers move through our 80s, 90s and beyond, there will be an increased and demand for services and products that facilitate wellness and mobility

Medical Research and Boomers.

Medical research will be beneficial for boomers, but as can be expected advertisers will present plenty of devices and services that may or may not deliver as promised, and this will produce a growing market for services that help boomers to make the right decision of which is more suitable their needs.

The baby boomers represent the go-to generation for politicians looking for votes, or researchers looking to make a mark.

More than 100 million Americans now over the age of 50, and their votes and dollars are sought and is recognized as being more important than ever.

Older Americans are a large voting bloc and tend to be more politically active, and are very influential with elected officials, especially when many of those elected officials are themselves nearing retirement age.

According to the National Coffee Association, 61 percent of people between the ages of 40 and 59 drank coffee every day, while only 47 percent of those between 25 and 39 did so on a daily basis

Coffee use and Boomers

Many studies show coffee has antioxidant properties that may help prevent age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, and another study shows that drinking coffee lowers the risk of prostate cancer these findings boost coffee’s appeal to baby boomers.

Another growing market that is appealing to Boomers is the energy drinks and energy pills, the long-term health effects of these are still not known

Life Expectancy of Boomers

The Harvard School of Public Health in a study states that life expectancy is now up to 83, this means we boomers will be around for a little while longer.

Boomers in American society are not only expected to live longer than any previous generation but we will also be more independent, living by ourselves in our own home.

This will of course cause the field of home health care aids will continue to grow, and providers and policymakers alike will struggle to meet the demand for services.

Another concern for boomers is their retirement savings, this will need to stretch out longer, and may increasingly turn to financial arrangements such as getting employment to supplement their budget either in a work from home option or reverse mortgages in order to secure continued cash flow.

In the near future, Social Security is expected to pay out more than is collected because of a large number of boomers who will become eligible for this benefit, so it would be wise for boomers to seek another source of income.

Risk of over Medication of Boomers

The fear for boomers is the risk of overmedication. These days there is a prescribed medication for everything, no matter how trivial whatever the complaint there is a pill that will fix the condition.

It has been suggested that 25 percent on those in the age group of 55-64 are taking more than five prescription and heavy use of prescription drugs can lead to a dependence or an abuse of prescription drugs and it is a known fact that prescription drugs are the most commonly abused controlled substance.

The benefits of exercise have long been touted by many fitness and medical experts, whether it is for lowering blood sugar levels, lowering blood pressure, exercise.

The boomers have really caught on to this message and have helped to make this fad go to the mainstream. So now there is walking and riding trail in most parks there are neighborhood gyms than offers aerobics and weights training.

As boomers reach retirement age, their focus on longevity and delaying the physical and visible effects of aging it’s, therefore, no surprise that many boomers view exercise as a key to a longer, healthier and happier life.

Compared to previous generations, fitness and exercise are more ingrained in the minds of baby boomers and is incorporated as part of their daily lifestyle.

An AARP study showed that active people enjoyed 16 additional years of healthy living than did sedentary people. Exercise also seems to delay the effects of the mental disease such as dementia as well as improve the strength of bones and muscles and the functioning of joints.

Boomers, however, have to seek medical attention due to their overzealous exercising routine sometimes there are injuries that could be avoided. As with everything all things should be done in moderation

. Exercises can be an accessible tool in maintaining youthful agility or delaying the symptoms of aging.

Previous generations grew up in a world where the main industry was agriculture and it was a given that one would work on the farm or in a factory.

But we boomers grew up an era that ushered in suburbs, and we boomers consider both farm and factory to be foreign environments.

Instead, we were more likely to find work in an office environment, which is void of the physically exhausting and often dangerous lines of work that were part of the lives of previous generations.

There is a more conscious effort among boomers to make healthier choices when it comes to our diet, whether it is reading food labels or having become more aware of the importance of paying more attention of what we are eating as it can affect t our bodies in controlling our cholesterol or blood pressure.

There is so much unhealthy food that is made available to us whether it is by way of a fast food restaurant or our local grocery store than it is good to be conscious of what we are eating.

The Whole Foods Market survey showed that more Americans, boomers included are purchasing more organic food items. And this is due mostly because of the high use of additives and insecticides and other man-made product during food  production and preparation

Obesity in Boomers

The terrible problem than have plague the boomer generation is one of obesity while we are living longer than the previous generation we also have a higher rate of obesity than previous generations, We became obese in our fifties I guess that’s around the age when most of us became empty nesters, so with the kids gone we just overate.

If we boomers can lose as little as 3.74 pounds per person there would be fewer cases of heart disease fewer cases of diabetes.

Depression is another cause of obesity in some of us, when we are depressed we sometimes tend to overeat and to not be active. And also obesity can be the cause of depression

Being obese with aching and aging joints is not a good combination there will more weight on our joints causing more wear and tear with this in mind it is a good thing to lose some weight.

Fortunately, for us, there are lots of weight-loss options available for boomers, and all the good ones revolve around an age-old formula for shedding pounds: eating less and exercising more. This is something we all can do.

Here is a link for some light exercises and stretches,  help to keep us flexibly hope you find them helpful.

Do you agree that we can live longer, healthier and better lives by making a better choice in our diet, a moderate fitness program, and an active mind? Please let me hear from you, you can leave your comments below. Thank you.

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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

 

The human skin is the outer covering of the body. is the largest organ of the integumentary system (definition according to the dictionary.) The integumentary system is the set of organs that form the external covering of the body and protects it from many threats such as infection, desiccation, abrasion, chemical assault and radiation damage.

Sweat glands which part of the integumentary system excrete wastes and regulate body temperature

The skin has up to seven layers of ectodermal tissue that guards the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs.

 

The epidermis and the dermis are two layers of the skin. Beneath the dermis lies the hypodermics or subcutaneous fatty tissue.

The main functions of the skin are protection, regulation, and sensation. Wounding affects all the functions of the skin. The skin also enables movement and growth and protect us from the sun’s radiation.

The color of our skin comes from melanin, a compound that comes from the amino acid, tyrosine, melanin determines skin color. People with high amounts of melanin have darker skin, and people with less melanin have lighter skin.

 

 

A lack of melanin causes an autoimmune disease vitiligo. This disease vItiligo occurs when the systems become overactive and destroy the melanocytes.

There are many diseases that affect us as we age, we will look at a couple of these.

  • Senile Purpura. This condition is caused by the skin becoming thin and the blood vessels and the capillaries becoming frail the appearance of this condition are purplish spots on the arms and legs.

This condition does not require treatment but some may not like the appearance and can be treated by topical retinoids this ointment thickens the skin and prevent the further occurrence and can lessen the appearance.

  • Venous Stasis Dermatitis — This condition happens when there is a circulation problem The valve and the veins become weak causing blood to leak in the body tissues

If this is not treated this can lead to a bigger problem, this problem usually affects people who are overweight or have a history of blood pressure

Treatment includes compression socks or dressings to help reduce the swelling and increase circulation

Elevating your legs for 15 minutes every two hours, and the use of topical ointment such as a calcineurin inhibitor to reduce the swelling redness pain and inflammation or the medication corticosteroid

 

Exfoliative dermatitis is another condition that causes massive peeling of the skin making it inflamed scaly and red. Because the skin becomes dry there is usually itching and pain there may also be changes in the appearance of your nails they may become thicker and more ridged.

There can also be flu-like symptoms such as fever and chills this is caused by the widespread skin peeling which affects the internal thermometer and heat is lost due to body unable to control the temperature of the body

 

 

Treatment for this will have to be by a DR who will give IV fluids to control any dehydration, heat loss and nutritional deficiencies. The goal would be to reduce any inflammation and making the patient as comfortable as possible medicated creams may also be prescribed to soothe and moisten the dry and itchy skin.

SCABIES

Scabies is a very infectious disease and it is caused by a mite living under the skin. The infestation is spread among people living in a crowded home ( elderly living in crowded nursing homes)sometimes the crusting and scaling.

Scabies is frequently found in the crevices of the body like elbows, wrist area between fingers and toes the buttocks genital area under the breast in women armpits the feet and lips are usually not affected.

In the treatment of scabies, it is important that the surroundings be treated also bed linings should be washed in hot soapy water to ensure that the mites are dead

Prescribed medicated soap, ointment, and soap along with some over the counter antihistamines cream to stop the itching will be ordered for the patient and this should be used till all the symptoms of scabies be gone

 

.Skin cancer

Skin cancer is a very common type of cancer and according to the cell type that is affected skin cancer can be divided into three main categories

  • Basal and squamous cell skin cancers – are cancers begin in epidermis the outermost layer of the skin. Cells that are at the top of the epidermis are squamous cells and cells at the bottom of this layer are called basal cells. 8 out of 10 skin cancers are basal cell carcinomas, though it is rare for cancer to metastasize.
  • Melanoma skin cancer – these cancers begin in cells called melanocytes, which are located in the epidermis; these cells make pigment and give the skin its color.
    • Lymphoma of the skin – these cancers begin in the lymphocytes of the skin, which are located in the base (subcutis) layer of the skin; these types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma are fairly rare.
    • Signs & Symptoms of Skin Cancer IN both types of skin cancer if found early can be cured. In the case of basal and squamous cell cancer, you should look examine yourself for new skin growths, spots or bumps that change in size or color or sores that do not seem to heal. According to The American Cancer Society recommends using the ABCDE rule to spot possible signs and symptoms of melanoma:

    Skin Cancer Risk Factors

    • Exposure to Sunlight (UV RAYS)
    • Being male and older
    • Having fair skin and or light colored hair
    • Having a history of chronic moles or skin problem
    • Having skin cancer occurring in your family (primarily melanoma)
  • Signs & Symptoms of Skin Cancer 
  • IN both types of skin cancer if found early can be cured. In the case of basal and squamous cell cancer, you should look examine yourself for new skin growths, spots or bumps that change in size or color or sores that do not seem to heal. According to The American Cancer Society recommends using the ABCDE rule to spot possible signs and symptoms of melanoma:
    • Asymmetry – where one half of a mole does not match the other half
    • Border – irregular or blurred edges on a mole or birthmark
    • Color – a mole that has an uneven tone or includes patches of pink, white or blue
    • Diameter – a mole that is larger than a quarter inch in diameter
    • Evolving – a mole or birthmark that changes in size, shape or color
    • In the event that a suspicious mole, spot or other skin growth is found see your doctor who will a full body skin examination and the doctor will then decide whether to do a lymph node biopsy, Sentinel Lymph node biopsy Skin lesion biopsy or Wide local excision.

Most skin cancer can be cured with minor surgery or removal of the skin cancer along with some surrounding healthy tissue

 

For good skin health

  • Not smoke or quit smoking
  • Never expose themselves to the sun without sunblock
  • Keep properly hydrated by drinking more liquids in the event that a suspicious mole, spot or other skin growth is found see your doctor who will a full body skin examination and the doctor will then decide whether to do a lymph node biopsy, Sentinel Lymph node biopsy Skin lesion biopsy or Wide local excision.
    Most skin cancer can be cured with minor surgery or  removal of the skin cancer along with some surrounding healthy tissue

For good skin health

  • Not smoke or quit smoking
  • Never expose themselves to the sun without sunblock
  • Keep properly hydrated by drinking more liquids
  • Avoid hot and dry places, such as sauna
  • Use a room humidifier during the cold and very dry season.
  • Avoid hot and dry places, such as sauna
  • Use a room humidifier during the cold and very dry season.
  • Foods to add to your diet to promote a healthy skin
    Be sure to add at least 1 serving of lean protein to your diet you can get protein from foods like lean beef, chicken, turkey, eggs fish  and legumes also add 2 servings of low-fat dairy.

  •  Essential fats like salmon tuna sardines for omega 3
    Iron you get Iron from red meat which is the best source of iron then there are legumes whole grains but add some vitamin c for easy absorption
  •  Also, add nuts and vitamin c and lots of liquid like herbal teas and water
    Exercise is good or the skin sweating helps to clean the pores from all the built-up grime as it flushes out the pores.

Also, add nuts and vitamin c and lots of liquid like herbal teas and water

 

Exercise is good or the skin sweating helps to clean the pores from all the built-up grime as it flushes out the pores.

Here is a link for some exercises from silver sneakers.

 

Alternating Dumbbell Row

This dumbbell exercise strengthens your core and back, and improves your balance.#SilverSneakersEOD

Posted by SilverSneakers on Monday, July 9, 2018

 

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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 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 recognize the difference and learn how to support the senior showing the symptom

Mental health can affect any age group. But those who are 55 years and older are more at risk to suffer from mental health issues. It is reported that 20% of people in this age group are more at risk for mental health issues than the younger population.

There are different types of mental health issues but the most common ones among boomers are Anxiety and depression.

It is said that men over the age of 85 are more at risk for committing suicide than younger men and about 45 out of every 100.000 seniors commit suicide which is usually the cause of mental health issues.

 

It is said that by the year 2050 the world’s elderly population is estimated to be doubled it current size this will mean there will be more seniors susceptible to mental health issues.

THE BIG PROBLEM

Sometimes there are stigmas associated with mental health and because of this there is a lack of desire to discuss the subject of mental illness so it usually gets swept under the rug and this is a big problem in diagnosing the illness.

Sometimes seniors have to additionally, deal with the problem of ageism. People often associate certain behaviors in seniors as effects of aging. But in Fact, there are mental health problems and not knowing the differences can seriously affect a senior’s well-being. There are.important symptoms. differences between aging and elderly mental health

 

Differences Between age and mental illness

 

While some symptoms of mental illness can appear as symptoms of aging it is important to know the differences between age and an elderly mental illness.

If symptoms aren’t caught in its early stage the senior is at high risk for severe anxiety, depression, or even suicide.

A lot of boomers do not feel comfortable speaking to their primary doctors about their symptoms because they believe the doctor will not take them seriously and they could be right in this regard. It is shown that of all those who express concern about their symptoms and spoke about them 55% still goes undiagnosed

Anxiety and depression are the two most common symptoms in boomers but these are often diagnosed as age-related and there can not be too much stressed on early detection as this is vital to treating the disease at an early stage.

 

A lot of boomers do not feel comfortable speaking to their primary doctors about their symptoms because they believe the doctor will not take them seriously and they could be right in this regard. It is shown that of all those who express concern about their symptoms and spoke about them 55% still goes undiagnosed

Anxiety and depression are the two most common symptoms in boomers but these are often diagnosed as age-related and there can not be too much stressed on early detection as this is vital to treating the disease at an early stage.

SYMPTOMS OF MENTAL ILLNESS IN SENIORS

The symptoms of mental illness may appear as the effects of aging But, you can typically think of concerning mental illness symptoms as exaggerated aging symptoms. Forgetfulness is common with aging but a continuous memory that interferes with daily task should be a concern.

These are some important mental health symptoms in seniors but not limited to:-

  • Lack of concern for appearances
  • Showing mood changes may show signs of worry or confusion
  • Signs of memory loss. Asking the same question often.
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Lack of social interactions.
  • Fatigue change in sleep patterns

If you are a caregiver for a senior that is exhibiting any of these symptoms then it is time to speak to a doctor. But it should be noted that the symptoms of anxiety and depression are different;

ANXIETY IN SENIORS

Anxiety disorders can express itself in several forms like consuming uncontrollable fear becoming a panic disorder or social which will affect about 15% of seniors each year. While it is normal for anyone to sometimes worry but anxiety goes from control worry to panic.

 

Some symptoms of Anxiety are

Tense muscle and frequent headaches

  • Fatigue and changes in sleep patterns
  • Consistently feeling on edge
  • Feeling out of control of worry
  • Difficulty concentrating and remembering information
  • Difficulty talking to or being around others
  • Frequent nausea

Seniors who have had a stressful life full of stressful events are more at risk but anxiety can affect anyone

DEPRESSION IN SENIORS

Depression is one of the common seniors mental disorders that are not diagnosed. Depression affects the everyday life of the individual. Physically socially, and emotionally. People usually think of depression as a common symptom of aging but it is a serious condition.

Some Common symptoms of depression

  • Lack of confidence
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Low energy fatigue lack of sleep
  • A decrease in interest in former things
  • Difficulty in remembering details and difficulty concentrating
  • Pains cramping, headaches and stomach pains with no medical cause
  • Talk of suicide or a suicide attempt

If you notice the symptoms of depression it is important that this person know that you are available so they know that they are not alone talk to them about your concerns and offer to go with them to the doctor to get help.

WHAT CAUSES SENIOR MENTAL ILLNESS?

There’s no exact known cause of elderly mental health issues. However, experts believe that several things play a role in the prevalence of symptoms in seniors.

The elderly face significant decreases in income when they reach retirement age. They also often face health issues that cause them to become less independent than they once were. These lifestyle changes add up over time. Without proper support, they can quickly escalate to anxiety, depression, or other forms of mental illness.

 

 

TREATMENTS FOR SENIOR MENTAL ILLNESS

Regardless of when the issue is diagnosed, there are several treatments available to help the person. They include but not limited to:- Prescription medications Psychological interventions and therapies Exercise Support Groups

PSYCHOLOGICAL INTERVENTIONS AND Therapies

Psychological interventions and therapies allow the senior to regain control over his emotions and get back to the life he once enjoyed this happens by retraining the brain’s way of thinking

. Then, his thoughts won’t continue to spiral out of control. Those with anxiety might benefit from exposure therapy. This therapy involves a therapist gradually building up a patient’s ability to confront their fears by exposing them to their fears.

. This therapy usually combines stressful situations with stress-reducing methods to help balance fears This kind of therapy is called Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) it is a method of retraining thoughts and behaviors to be more productive. For example, a therapist may work with a patient to provide him with some new, useful skills. These skills help him feel accomplished, build his confidence and battle depression.

. PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS

 

Anti-anxiety and antidepressants are usually prescribed by doctors, these can help seniors by reducing the symptoms of the mental illness.

But, these medications can interfere with medications for other conditions. So, it’s important to weigh the pros and cons.

Studies show that medications can especially cause the patient to relapse again into depression.

EXERCISE

Studies show that those with moderate anxiety or depression symptoms benefit the most from consistent exercise. Additionally, regular exercise can help prevent further relapse, much like medications

Mild to moderate exercise can lift the mood of those suffering from mental illness. Just be sure to consult and have the approval of the doctor before any exercise regimen is undertaken and proper safety precautions are in place. .

SUPPORT GROUPS

Support groups can also make seniors feel more comfortable talking about their problems than doing so with a therapist or doctor

regularly attending a support group can help seniors feel included. They’re good places

to share their struggles, connect with others who understand and find resources.

In the group of seniors, 65 and older 12% say they don’t get enough social or emotional support and 6.5% of this same group say they experience frequent mental distress That means this age group is saying they are not getting enough support to deal with the stress they’re under.

Remember our seniors look out for all the tell-tale signs that indicate they that they are under stress and it is very important that they feel apart of a group and do not feel isolated and forgotten especially if their life partner is deceased

 

This is a mild easy exercise routine. https://www.facebook.com/silversneakers/videos/10156319065517432/?t=10

 

 

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Overcome financial stress–Maintaining good health

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 become 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

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 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

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.

Posted by SilverSneakers on Wednesday, June 27, 2018

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Types of Kidney Diseases—- Maintaining good health

 

 

There are many types of kidney diseases In my last post, chronic kidney disease was discussed https://healthandwellnessforboomers.com/chronic-kidney-disease-maintining-good-health

In this post, I would like to discuss two of the more common kidney diseases that can affect us, Lupus Nephritis and Kidney stones. Some of us become worried and stressed out when we get a diagnosis of kidney disease. But not every one that is diagnosed with kidney disease will need dialysis or a kidney transplant.

If you are diagnosed with kidney disease you can still continue to live a fairly normal life, you can be productive be physically active, work, spend quality time with family and friends.

Your diet may have to be changed, such as eating less animal protein and add some healthy lifestyle habits to your daily activities

The first of these diseases we are looking at is lupus nephritis

What is Lupus nephritis

Lupus is an autoimmune disease. There is no cure for lupus, therefore, it is a lifelong disorder. With this disease the Immune cells attack the body’s healthy tissues this leads to inflammation and tissue and organ damage

Lupus may only show symptoms to the skin but usually leads to more serious damage internally and joints pain

Joint and muscle pain in the wrist, hands, fingers, and knees are usually the first signs of lupus, these symptoms are simultaneously felt on both sides of the body.

The joints may look inflamed and feel warm to the touch. But unlike rheumatoid arthritis, lupus usually does not cause permanent joint damaged

The rash is Another symptom of lupus rash may develop across the face from the cheeks and across the nose bridge in the shape of a butterfly, a sensitivity to the sun, scaly rash on various part of the body and in some cases mouth sores.

Falling off nails is another occurrence that may happen due to lupus the fingernails may become discolored with red or blue spots at the base of the nail this is a result of inflamed small blood vessels, swelling may also occur around the base of the nail giving them a puffy look the nails may actually fall off.

 

Some people with lupus may experience some fatigue sometimes so severe that they are hindered from daily activities there is also a likelihood of patients running a low-grade fever.

The symptoms of lupus usually occur during a flare-up of the disease, Patients may go through periods where their hair falls out in patches or becomes thinner all across the scalp. Once the flare-up is over, new hair is likely to grow back.

 

Raynaud phenomenon can also develop in lupus patients. This symptom causes the fingers, and toes to become numb, painful and tingly sensation in response to cold temperatures or emotional stress.

During an attack, the small blood vessels spasm and restrict blood flow to the area the fingers and toes may also turn blue or white.

People can also have Raynaud’s without having lupus or any serious health complications.

Lupus can have the appearance of rheumatoid arthritis or fibromyalgia which causes joint pain and swelling in the case of RA and fatigue and pain in fibromyalgia. The one symptom that set lupus apart is the skin rashes along with the joint pain and fatigue.

Who can get lupus? get lupus

Lupus is more common among women than men and it often occurs during the childbearing years of the women. Lupus is also more common among certain ethnic groups

It is well noted that African Americans and Asian Americans are more susceptible to getting lupus than Caucasians women, one out of every 250 African American women will develop Lupus

Treatment for lupus nephritis

Lupus Nephritis is not curable but is usually treated with medicines that suppress the immune system activity that the disease will stop attacking the kidneys’, Anti Inflammatory medication like Corticosteroids reduces the inflammation.

Because these drugs are strong they can cause serious side effects and must be monitored carefully These drugs are usually prescribed until the condition is improved

Immunosuppressive drugs, these drugs are similar to those that are given to cancer patients or to patients who have had an organ transplant and are given to prevent rejection of the transplanted organ this medication work by suppressing immune system activity that damage the kidneys’.

Medications are also given to lower blood pressure if needed or to prevent blood clots.

Lifestyle changes for lupus nephritis

There are certain things we can do to control the symptoms of the disease and help protect the kidneys’

  • Drink more fluids, drink enough to stay well hydrated
  • Have a low sodium diet
  • Do not smoke and drinking of alcohol
  • Exercise regularly
  • Limit cholesterol
  • Keep away from medications that can affect the kidneys’ ex, NSAID Lower potassium, phosphorus, and animal protein from your diet.
  • Control blood pressure within a healthy range.
  • Lupus nephritis is a serious disease that can lead to kidney failure but most people who receive treatment are usually fine and  lead normal lives and do not have kidney failure

Kidney Stones

Kidney stones or renal lithiasis nephrolithiasis are a hard mass formed in the kidneys, typically consisting of insoluble calcium mineral and salts compounds from inside the kidneys ; The stones can be like a grain of sand or a kernel of corn

 

Kidney stones can affect any part of your urinary tract — from your kidneys to your bladder. Often, stones usually form when the urine becomes concentrated not enough liquid, allowing minerals to crystallize and stick together.

 

Passing kidney stones are usually very painful, but there is usually no permanent damage with the passing of the stones.

Patients with kidney stones are usually given pain medication and drink lots of  fluids to flush the kidneys, In some cases the stones may become lodge in the urinary tract in this case surgery may be needed

 

Symptoms of Kidney Stones

There could be no symptoms of the presence of kidney stones until the stones start moving and pass into the ureter (the tube connecting the kidney and bladder) At that time symptoms will begin to be noticed.

Some or all of these symptoms will be experienced. ( list by Mayo Clinic)

  • Severe pain in the side and back, below the ribs
  • Pain that radiates to the lower abdomen and groin
  • Pain that comes in waves and fluctuates in intensity
  • Pain on urination
  • Pink, red or brown urine (blood in the urine)
  • Cloudy or foul-smelling urine
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Persistent need to urinate
  • Urinating more often than usual
  • Fever and chills if an infection is present
  • Urinating small amounts

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience:

  • Pain so severe that you can’t sit still or find a comfortable position
  • Pain accompanied by nausea and vomiting
  • Pain accompanied by fever and chills
  • Blood in your urine
  • Difficulty passing urine

Risk factors

Factors that increase your risk of developing kidney stones include:

  • History of kidney stones either in your family or you if you already had an attack of kidney stones the probability of another attack is great.
  • Not drinking enough liquid each day increases the risk of kidney stones.
  • Eating foods that are high in animal protein, sodium, and sugar. A diet containing a high amount of sodium increases the amount of calcium that has to be filtered by the kidneys and this increases the risk of developing kidney stones
  • Overly Obese is also linked to the increased risk of developing kidney stones.
  • Certain disease of the bowels like inflammatory bowel disease chronic diarrhea or gastric bypass surgery. Any changes in the digestive process that affect the absorption of calcium and water increase the risk of kidney stones forming.

There are other diseases and condition that can contribute to the forming of kidney stones. These diseases would include renal tubular acidosis, cystinuria, hyperparathyroidism, certain medications and some urinary tract infections.

Preventing Kidney Stones

Anyone can get kidney stones, even if you are in good health and it easier to prevent getting kidney stones that going through the pain of passing them.

There are some things we can do and avoid doing. Keep hydrated drink lots of liquid. Water is exceptionally good you can add some lemon juice or a couple of tablespoons of apple cider vinegar.

Go easy on colas these drinks are loaded with fructose and oxalates. These compounds are found in a lot of food even healthy ones. But oxalates bind certain minerals together like calcium which help to form kidney stones.

Cut down on salt intake especially sodium. Salt contains lots of sodium which mean more calcium for your kidneys to filter that increases the risk of kidney stones.

Eating foods rich in calcium like kale and salmon is good just to lower your salt intake which also helps to keep your blood pressure at a healthy level.

Too much animal protein in the diet can cause kidney stones. Steaks, chicken, eggs, and seafood can cause a build-up of calcium and uric acid and can contribute to the forming of kidney stones.

Be proactive in your diet check food labels read the ingredients avoid foods with sodium chloride, monosodium glutamate (MSG), and sodium nitrate,

If you think there may be at risk of getting kidney stones to let your doctor know so the medication prescribed will not increase your risk of kidney stones. Stay hydrated drink lots of fluids especially water.

Below is an exercise routine that came to me on my facebook ( Ruthlyn’s  Store) you can check my facebook for exercise tips and recipes

The 11-Minute Chair Flow

This 11-minute chair-based workout is a great way to start your day!

Posted by SilverSneakers on Wednesday, July 4, 2018

 

 

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The Benifits of Exercise for Boomers

 

The benefits of exercise are numerous to everyone but especially for boomers, the benefits can be life-saving.

What is Exercise?

According to google dictionary.- Exercise is activity requiring physical effort carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness.

It is said that Exercise may also delay and prevent diseases like diabetes, cancer and help alleviate symptoms of depression and for us, seniors exercise also there are added benefits.

Benefits of exercise for boomers

It is a known fact that regular exercise lowers the risk of falls and the chance of injury it also reduces the risks of chronic disease and also improves the mood.

Exercise helps our brain to function as it keeps the brain cells alive and functioning because of this memory will improve, you will be better able to concentrate keep focus more ant this is said to show improvement only after three weeks of exercising.

The scientist has found the after a few weeks of regular exercise the occurrence rate of dementia was decrease by 35% lower than those who had no physical exercise.

On entering the forties we can lose 3-5% of our muscle mass. It is our muscles help us to keep our balance and also keep us strong,  and help us to maintain our ability to live independent lives.

Strong muscles also reduce the risk of falling and incurring fractured bones by keeping strong bones and joints healthy. Helps control joint swelling and pain that comes with arthritis

Strong muscles can reduce the risk of dying from heart disease or developing hypertension and in some cases, blood pressure may be reduced.

The best exercise for boomers

The best exercise is the one you enjoy most because if you don’t like what you are doing it will become a chore and then you may not want to do it.

When considering any of the numerous types of exercise it is important to know exactly what you need to get out of your exercise routine, and that may change from time to time, after reaching one level you may want to increase our goal.

Boomers number 1 priority is maintaining the quality of life in order to do that we should focus on exercises that build strength, muscle mass stays mobile improve stamina, balance, and stability.

Remember to be sure to check with your doctor before starting any exercise and if you have not exercised for a while it is always best to start off slowly start with the easy ones first.

 

Swimming

 

Swimming is a good exercise for those of us that have joint issues there is only minimal stress on the bones and joints swimming also increase cardiovascular fitness and strength the muscles

 

Yoga is another option and this type of exercise is also low impact and gentle on the joints Yoga is also a holistic approach to fitness and helps with flexibility, mobility, core strength and stability   Yoga is weight bearing by doing the exercises we have to bear our body weight with every posture and this helps to strengthen our muscles and bones.

Body weight training 

A lot of older adults experience severe muscle loss fortunately when it comes to building muscles we do not have to overextend ourselves doing bench presses or other strenuous exercises to build muscles and it is much safer to start small.

We can do chair squats single leg stand wall pushups these easy  muscle building exercise will keep our body strong

Training with resistance band

There is a vast amount of resistance band available on sale they are reasonably priced and can be found at any sports store.

They are a good tool for beginners and are good for at home exercises, bands can be used to help to strengthen the muscles in the arms legs and shoulders.

Walking

Walking is another exercise that is easy and can be done at any time and it is free. It is recommended that for a good workout to take at least 10000 steps per day.

It is said people who increased their activity levels to 10,000 steps per day were 46 percent less likely to die in the following 10 years compared to those who stayed sedentary.

And if you cannot get out to walk there is also the treadmill, there are some that are user-friendly and is compact and easy to use can fold for easy storage and is ideal for daily walking sessions, and moderate running without leaving home.

Because of illness some of us may not be able to make 10000 steps per day but do what you can and try to increase the steps you can do this by parking a farther away from the shop taking the stars if you can manage. Walking still remains the best free exercise and can impact your overall health.

Cycling

Cycling is another exercise that is good for those of us who suffer from knee joint pains it low impact, increases leg strength it improves cardiovascular health metabolic health, and cognitive function and performance.

Some communities have cycling trails but if there is none there is always the stationary bike there are no worries about finding a cycling trail or the weather no special clothing or equipment.

 

Personal Trainer

If you think you need a more personal professional attention then you can opt for a gym or personal trainer .there are trainers who offer small group sessions or a one and one session.

No matter what you chose the trainer is there to guide you in doing the exercise properly than way you gain knowledge on how to do their exercise routine and you can then carry on on your own.

 

But be sure to choose a trainer that is qualified and is certified by a governing body and has experience in training senior citizen.

But please remember it is important to keep moving. I know sometimes for us boomers it is hard because of pain and this is the time we must move in order to keep us mobile.

I have placed a link to a video which I think could be of use to some of us Please let me know if it helped you any.

 

How to Lose Weight Without Leaving Your Bed

How to lose weight without leaving your bed. 😳

Posted by Bright Side on Sunday, May 27, 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

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