Category Archives: Health & Fitness

Improve Balance and Strength Through Tai Chi

Growing older isn’t always easy but there are ways to improve balance and strength with yoga or Tai Chi. Our bodies go through many changes and as one gets older, this often means reduced flexibility, range of motion, agility and overall strength. And these are some of the major factors that can contribute to the […]

70 Strong Resources on Dementia, Memory Loss and Normal Aging

Many older adults come to 70Strong.org seeking information and resources in San Mateo County, California, on memory loss, dementia, the basics of Alzheimer’s disease and normal aging. These are issues of growing concern as our population ages. As the National Institute on Aging states, “Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia among older adults. […]

How to Feel Less Lonely with 70 Strong

Do you worry about your aging parents, grandparents, uncles, and aunts? At the nonprofit Peninsula Family Service, we focus on keeping older adults active, engaged and supported through peer counseling and other services. A terrific program for older people who live in the Sequoia Healthcare District is 70 Strong– it’s a combination of a free referral, website and […]

Top 5 Exercises to Prevent Heart Disease

The key to living a long and healthy life is exercise, especially the older you get. According to WebMD, aerobic exercise “helps cut your chances of getting heart disease. It’s good for your blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, energy level, and mood.” Furthermore, studies in the past have shown that regular exercise—30-60 minutes a day–can help […]

6 Things to Know When Getting Older

As an aging adult, what can you expect in your later years of life? In addition to mental and physical changes, lifestyle changes and other transitions will happen as well. But, don’t fret! What is important is that seniors should be well educated in these transitions and what they can be doing every day that […]

6 Best Exercises for Seniors

Staying active is an important habit when looking to maintain your health and well-being throughout all stages of life. In fact, regular exercise is essential for seniors. When you have a regular exercise routine, you can better control your body weight, cholesterol levels, and blood pressure. This, in turn, can help prevent and reduce your risk […]