Weekly Digest: Seniors Going for Gold this Olympics Season
The Olympics: more than the pursuit of athletic excellence, this worldwide event helps bolster relationships, promotion of good health, and creating a positive atmosphere. Seniors can join in the fun as well – keeping and staying fit is an excellent way to commemorate the Olympics! For this week’s roundup, we’ve collected some of the most compelling updates on elderly fitness.
Lifestyle Medicine: Shorter Exercise a HIIT for Some Patients
A blog post on MedpageToday brings up the topic of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and the benefits it provides, especially for individuals diagnosed with diabetes and obesity. Seniors, although, need to be wary of this workout routine: even if this sort of exercise regime comes in short bursts, elderly individuals always need to be on guard if they will be able to keep up with the sessions. As always, safety is paramount even when it comes to keeping fit!
A Culture Change of Care For Our Aging is Needed Now
One way of celebrating the Olympics is by fostering relationships regardless of one’s age or status. Cathy Braxton’s post on Chicago Now definitely will help readers see why we should bridge the generation gap. An enlightening viewpoint on why the young should always welcome the old, her piece may just make you want to give the elderly (or if you are one, a fellow senior) a big and warm hug.
Golden Inspiration: 7 Senior Athletes Show Us What Fitness Looks Like
Age is just a number – Dorothy Foltz-Gray’s post for Parade proves that peak performance athletes also come from the aging generation. Inspire yourself to get in shape and to pursue your dreams with the snippets on these senior athletes – no more excuses on why you shouldn’t go the extra mile or lap in the pool!
Redding man, 77, uses fitness success to help other seniors
Success is best savored when it is shared. Alayna Shulman, in a post for the Redding Record Searchlight, highlighted a senior fitness expert’s effort on helping others out in their workout sessions. Mike Roth, the 77-year old coach, takes the time explaining how gym equipment works to fellow residents. The story proves that anyone – even seniors – can excel in keeping themselves fit (with the bonus of spreading positive vibes in a community, by simply sharing what they have learned).
‘He’s an inspiration’: At 96, Army veteran stays active in Elmwood Park
There will always be obstacles in the pursuit of success, happiness, and a healthy lifestyle. It all depends on you if you have the will to overcome these hurdles. World War II veteran, Alterigio “Arthur” Santangelo, is the perfect example of one who will stop at nothing to keep himself fit. In Maryann Pisano’s post for the Chicago Tribune, the 96-year old Santangelo is shown as an inspiration not only to his fellow gym buddies but for everyone in need of that motivational push as well.
We hope that this roundup will help the elderly go for the gold when it comes to keeping fit and happy. Additionally, seniors can get a head start in securing their future with insurance for long term care. LTC quotes can simply be requested at LTCGA in a fast and simple manner.