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Feb 19, 2021

Exercise for Older Adults

Originally Published: Apr 02, 2020 Exercise not only helps you live longer—it helps you live better. Exercise has been proven to not just improve the quality of life; it also can ward off disease, elevate mood, and enhance everyday activities for every population, even more so in older demographics. As the body ages, its physical […]

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Feb 11, 2021

Exercise: The Fountain of Youth

Originally Published: Apr 17, 2019 Grace Connor Born in 1927, 91-year-old Grace Connor, as the Farmers Insurance ad says, “has seen a thing or two.” Her early years allowed her to experience life in simpler times as a young girl growing up with seven siblings in Georgia. Work years allowed her to experience the diversity […]

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Feb 9, 2021

Active Aging Benefits of Aquatic Exercise

Have you visited the pool lately? It’s important to stay active as your body ages. The pool is the perfect place for a safe and effective workout! Check out these five aging benefits of aquatic exercise from Dr. Greg Degnan, acac‘s Medical Director. It allows both cardio and resistance training with low impact and is great for people with arthritis or chronic back […]

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Feb 9, 2021

5 of the Most Important Exercises for Older Adults

Originally Published: Apr 06, 2017 Martha Lankford, an acac personal trainer in Charlottesville, shares 5 of the most important types of exercise all older adults should do: Push/pull exercises: Either using machines or tubing/body weight, start with a standing row followed by a chest press or push-up at a railing or counter. Lower body exercises: Sit-to-stand exercises […]

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Feb 19, 2021 Exercise for Older Adults

Originally Published: Apr 02, 2020 Exercise not only helps you live longer—it helps you live better. Exercise has been proven to not just improve the quality of life; it also can ward off disease, elevate mood, and enhance everyday activities for every population, even more so in older demographics. As the body ages, its physical […]

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Feb 11, 2021 Exercise: The Fountain of Youth

Originally Published: Apr 17, 2019 Grace Connor Born in 1927, 91-year-old Grace Connor, as the Farmers Insurance ad says, “has seen a thing or two.” Her early years allowed her to experience life in simpler times as a young girl growing up with seven siblings in Georgia. Work years allowed her to experience the diversity […]

read more
Feb 9, 2021 Active Aging Benefits of Aquatic Exercise

Have you visited the pool lately? It’s important to stay active as your body ages. The pool is the perfect place for a safe and effective workout! Check out these five aging benefits of aquatic exercise from Dr. Greg Degnan, acac‘s Medical Director. It allows both cardio and resistance training with low impact and is great for people with arthritis or chronic back […]

read more
Feb 9, 2021 5 of the Most Important Exercises for Older Adults

Originally Published: Apr 06, 2017 Martha Lankford, an acac personal trainer in Charlottesville, shares 5 of the most important types of exercise all older adults should do: Push/pull exercises: Either using machines or tubing/body weight, start with a standing row followed by a chest press or push-up at a railing or counter. Lower body exercises: Sit-to-stand exercises […]