Falling in love

Water aerobics is increasing in popularity for seniors with arthritis

Are you looking for ways to help sooth your arthritis? Physicians are now agreeing that water walking is good therapy for people with joint pain or damage. Water aerobics has become increasingly popular with seniors to help reduce the strain on muscles and joints. In this article, authors Camille Noe Pagan and Sean Kelley list many benefits of water aerobics for seniors and explain how to begin.

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Having fun and staying healthy

Tired of visiting the doctor and hearing how you need to be more active, be more social, and get more sun? Why not take up golfing? Golfing is known as the leisure sport, but it still promotes tons of health benefits. A recent article written on healthfitnessrevolution.com gives the top ten benefits of golfing.

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Proof Is In The Pudding

A research study called Aging 2.0 was conducted in 2013 - 2014 to show the effects of seniors using social media. The results of the project suggest that training older adults to use computers can promote social interaction, feelings of competence and feed into positive health outcomes. You can find the published results here.  Being connected to your family and friends through social media of any form could cause many health benefits. 

Who should consider colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and why? CRC is a common and costly disease, largely of the elderly, with nearly 25% of cases diagnosed among patients aged 75-84 years, but the guidelines for CRC screening of Americans aged 75 or older vary according to the source. In a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers found that CRC screening, consistent with recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, is not widely used by this segment of the population even though some patients are healthy and may benefit, and that appropriate follow-up is not taking place in a timely manner for some older adults.