Exercise

 Exercise is your job

Exercise is your job

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I didn't go to the gym this morning because I had to write this blog about the importance of exercise in the long-term care workplace. Ironic, isn't it? Also, sad!

10 ways to incorporate mood-boosting exercise into LTC

10 ways to incorporate mood-boosting exercise into LTC

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Cold weather. An uncertain world. Rogue shrinks making the rest of us caring, diligent professionals look bad. I don't know about you, but I need a mood lifter.

Exercise will not cure depression: study

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While exercise has been shown to boost mental health among fit seniors and younger adults, a study out of the United Kingdom indicates mild exercise is not effective in reducing depression among nursing home residents.

Your big fat Greek retirement community

Your big fat Greek retirement community

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The New York Times Magazine article "The Island Where People Forget to Die" describes a Greek island that has the healing properties of the island from the TV show "Lost" and all the senior-friendly attributes of an absurdly high-end continuing care retirement community.

Appreciation for a pioneer in elder weight theory

Appreciation for a pioneer in elder weight theory

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There's something comforting about an expert on aging living to 89. I'm not saying that gerontologist Reubin Andres had all the answers, or that we should see him as the sole test case of proving his theories. But his longevity helps.

You're getting sleepy

You're getting sleepy

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Sleep quality, or a lack thereof, will no doubt be familiar to anyone who has children. Even if without progeny, some of you might relate to the following.

Exercise can counteract muscle wasting in heart failure patients, new study shows

Exercise can counteract muscle wasting in heart failure patients, new study shows

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Exercise can help combat muscle wasting and other complications associated with aging and heart failure, a new study reveals.

Combination of talk therapy and exercise improves stroke related fatigue, study finds

The persistent fatigue that can linger for months and even years following a stroke currently has no treatment, but a new study suggest a combination of talk therapy and exercise might help.

It's been a hard day's day

It's been a hard day's day

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Providers have one big reason to cut back on overtime: It can lead to a hemorrhage of money. But now there's another: It could make your employees depressed.

Tai chi improves mood and quality of life in heart failure patients, report says

Tai chi exercises might be able to help improve heart failure patients' quality of life, mood and confidence, new research finds.

Researchers: obese seniors need exercise, diet

A new study shows those over 65 should continue with diet and exercise, dispelling a traditional belief that weight loss can cause the elderly to lose muscle and bone mass.

For seniors, some exercise is better than none, experts say

Keeping seniors moving is vital, and some exercise is better than none at all, according to a recent article.

Exercise increases chances of staying functional in extreme old age, study finds

It's never too late to reap the benefits of physical activity, authors of a new report say. They found that exercise increases functionality and life span, even among the oldest of the old.