In the post Stay Active to Stay Sharp as You Age, we take a look at the study out of UC San Francisco that suggests a protective effect of exercise to keep mental faculties sharp as you age.
Want to help your older clients get moving? Here are a few ways for them to start...
- Attend a chair aerobics class such as Silver Sneakers.
- Use a warm water pool for aerobics or other classes.
- Walk at the mall or on an indoor track with a friend or family member.
- Use small hand weights or stretch bands at home for resistance training.
- Ride a stationary bike or use a rowing machine if you’re not stable on your feet.
By Lisa Andrews, MEd, RD, LD
Kaitlin Casaletto, Alfredo Ramos?Miguel, Anna VandeBunte, Molly Memel, Aron Buchman, David Bennett, William Honer. Late?life physical activity relates to brain tissue synaptic integrity markers in older adults. Alzheimer's & Dementia, 2022; DOI: 10.1002/alz.12530
Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.