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How to Keep an Aging Brain Active

Aging ActivitiesThere are few experiences more frightening in the lives of seniors than the slow deterioration of the brain. Perhaps just as frightening—maybe even more so—is the fact that even the best and most accomplished doctors and scientists still don’t fully understand what causes the decline of the brain’s cognitive abilities.

But here’s what we do know for sure about brain health in seniors: Keeping your brain strong, healthy, and in regular use has been proven to significantly slow the approach of afflictions like dementia and Alzheimer’s. We also know there are many specific activities which, when practiced with regularity as we age, can significantly help slow the process of cognitive deterioration.

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The Benefits of Yoga for the Elderly

Yoga for the Elderly

Exercise is something of a double-edged sword for older people.

On one hand, regular exercise is important as we age. It helps us live longer and reduces our risk for chronic illnesses.

On the other hand, strength training and high-intensity cardio workouts can be tough on our bodies.

That’s one of the reasons why yoga is such a great form of exercise for seniors.

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