Hacer ejercicio con regularidad es clave para mantenerse sano a cualquier edad, pero se convierte en un factor más importante cuando los adultos entramos en cierta edad en que empezamos a dejar de lado ciertas cosas. Los beneficios de ejercitarnos diariamente son enormes, y entre ellos se cuentan control de la presión arterial, prevenir problemas de salud como diabetes y osteoporosis, así como mejorar las funciones del cerebro. Hacer ejercicio también está relacionado con un decrecimiento en el índice de mortalidad y de enfermedades relacionadas con el envejecimiento. Sin embargo, pese a todos estos beneficios, y muchos más, apenas un 40 por ciento de adultos mayores de 75 años se ejercitan con regularidad. Y es que no importa la edad, hacer ejercicio es sinónimo de ayudar a mantener una vida sana. Aquí les dejo algunos consejos útiles que le ayudarán a ejercitarse como parte de su rutina diaria.
Exercising regularly is key to remaining healthy at any age, but its especially important for older adults who tend to neglect it. The benefits of exercise are vast, including controlling blood pressure, preventing on-set health problems like diabetes and osteoporosis, and improving brain function. Despite the benefits, only about 40 percent of adults over the age of 75 get a regular amount of exercise. Regardless of the age, everyone needs exercise in order to maintain a healthy life. Here are some tips to help make exercise a regular part of your everyday life.
With students out of school, and the days lasting much longer, it’s safe to say summer is in full swing. This means it’s time for family vacations and day-long visits to the beach and the park. But with the warm weather and long sunny days come health risks many people either choose to ignore or simply just forget. Rising temperatures and the sun’s harsh rays can lead to immediate and long-term health problems. Here are some tips on how to protect yourself while enjoying your summer.
Asthma is treated with medication – usually a prescription inhaler – but there are also things that patients with asthma can do to reduce the risk of a flare-up without medication. Let’s go over some of the most common triggers for asthma flare-ups or attacks.
One of the biggest mistakes when it comes to stretching is jumping right into it without knowing what you’re doing. Oftentimes people will start stretching too quickly and hurt themselves unintentionally. By keeping a few basics in mind, stretching becomes second nature. Here are a few tips on stretching effectively and safely.
You don’t need a complicated workout. Walking is a fantastic way to increase your physical activity with no need for any equipment, fancy training or coaching. Plus, with the sun out, you can get fit, enjoy the outdoors, and soak in some Vitamin D all at the same time. Adults should ideally be getting at least 150 minutes of moderate to intense aerobic physical activity every week and walking is an excellent way to accomplish that weekly goal.
[avatar user=”doller” size=”thumbnail” align=”left” link=”http://www.acppps.org/who-we-are/denisse-oller”]By: Denisse Oller[/avatar] Doña Ramona had a full life. Diabetes took it away from her. Each November, we observe National Diabetes Month to bring attention to diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. Doña Ramona died last Friday in Washington Heights. She was only 74 years old. She was the matriarch of the Carvajal
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In my journey of self-discovery, it has been in the trying times that I have discovered how strong I am. One day, almost 10 years ago, I was recovering from a disastrous car accident when I woke up from surgery to find that I could not move my arms. A grueling year-long therapy followed before I could move my arms again. It is at times of trial when you find out who is who: the cowards run and the true friends remain by you.
After all, we are creatures of habit, and old habits are hard to break. Our brain is so complicated! How else to explain our impulse – that urge to eat crispy French fries and a juicy double cheeseburger when we visit a McDonald’s, or to gobble down the freshly baked goods my colleagues often bring to work – despite knowing it goes against our own self-interest? Our brain is activated by these temptations because they signal reward. And we crave reward and comfort. But, I had to get back on track. Luckily, I had the tools to make it happen. No guilt trips this time around. I know the brain can be retrained. I had to change my environment, my routine, and repeat, repeat, repeat, to let the new cues do the work.