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Anti Aging With The Right Exercise Program For Seniors

No matter what age group you fall into some sort of exercise is good for the body and mind. Some sort of exercise is going to help you stay young for a lot longer than if you did nothing at all. If you remain as active as you can you will discover the benefits to your health and it will give you a feeling of self fulfillment. If you want to stay fit you don’t even have to do any kind of overly strenuous exercise routines with all that exercise equipment you can find in the gym, you can just use some of your own items you have in your home.

A balance exercise will help you maintain your body’s balance and this will let you be able to move around with good confidence in yourself and body. You can stand up and then raise your arms out straight at your sides. Make sure your arms are at the height of your shoulders. Now, you will need to find a spot on a wall in front of you to focus on, a picture would be a good example of a focal point. When you focus on this, this will keep you steady when you walk. Next you will step slow while putting one of your feet right in front of the other one while your arms are held out at your sides. When you are taking your step make sure that your leg is lifted up slightly and then hold it for a short count of one and then take the next step. You can start this exercise with ten steps and then increase the amount of steps over time.

You should also include a flexibility exercise. You can do this one by standing up straight and then take hold of an end of a rope, a towel or even a belt, with your right hand. Now you will bend your arm and put the rope or towel over your right shoulder. After you have done that use your left hand and put it behind your back and get a hold of the other end of the towel or rope. Next just gently begin to stretch your right shoulder. You do this by pulling down on the rope with the left hand. You then need to let go and then tighten again for 3 to 5 times. After you have done this switch to the left shoulder and repeat the process.

A good strengthening exercise is the lunge. You will need to stand up and make sure that your legs are separated about the width of your shoulders. Make sure that your toes as well as your knees are pointing forward. Put your hands on your hips and do not lock your knees you can start with your right side first. With your right foot put it about 18 inches in front of you without letting your heel come off the floor. If you can’t do this, then make the step less than 18 inches. Now you will bend your knee just a little and then return to the standing. Do the same thing with your left leg. You should try to repeat these lunges five to 20 times for each leg.

Just doing these few exercises each day will help you stay fit and will give you a younger feeling each day. You will be amazed at just how little exercise at one time your body requires to be fit.

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The Aspen Club on Actively Aging: Telling a New Story on Aging

Aspen, Colorado (PRWEB) February 26, 2015

As the great passage beyond midlife gathers drive and scale, millions are looking for deeper meaning, more substantial roles and connections that span the generations – asking the question – how do I live a life that still matters? As The Aspen Club prepares for its 10th round of Younger Next Year Total Immersion Retreat, answers to these types of questions are revealed. This program boasts unbelievable results and jump-starts a healthier life. A new round of studies indicates that exercise combined with a balanced, as opposed to trendy, diet can actually work to reverse the aging process, allowing people to remain healthy and active well into their 70s and 80s.

Dr. Henry Lodge, one of the leading proponents of this theory, has written extensively on how the body is in a constant state of decay and repair. As the body ages the chemical responsible for decay works faster than the chemical responsible for regeneration. Exercise reverses that equation and allows the body to repair itself at a faster rate, which Dr. Lodge says can help slow down and even reverse the aging process.

There is mounting evidence that exercise can reduce the risk of certain diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and arthritis. In fact, numerous studies have shown that diet and exercise can also help ward off cognitive problems and memory loss, while improving sleep and boosting mood and self-confidence.

Unfortunately, Americans have been getting more and more sedentary over the years while turning to quick fixes like juice diets to make up for it. To fight this tendency, Chris Crowley, who, along with Dr. Lodge is the author of the best-selling book Younger Next Year, suggests making exercise a part of a daily routine, something that is up there with brushing teeth and combing hair.

If will power alone is not enough to get you there, Crowley and The Aspen Club team of experts are holding a Younger Next Year Total Immersion Week in May and September of this year. The program is aimed at busy professionals who do not have the time to set up a program on their own. It is the sort of quick fix that actually has long-lasting benefits as the program trains participants on how to incorporate the concepts of Younger Next Year into their everyday lives.

“They give you everything you need to be successful at home,” notes Jill Belconis, a Chicago area CEO, who attended last year. “Aspen is such a beautiful setting too,” she notes, “which really fit in with the theme that this is not just about extending your life but enjoying it too. The healthier you are, the more you can enjoy the rest of your life.”

The Aspen Club is currently accepting reservations for the 2015 Younger Next Year Immersion Retreats, May 10 – 14 and September 27 – October 1.

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