Active Aging

June 10, 2021

https://www.activeagingcanada.ca/blog/active-living/aerobic-fitness-for-older-adults/

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WHAT’S NEW

Geri-Minute – Osteoporosis Myths – BUSTED!

In one minute you can learn a new healthy living tip from our Active Aging Minute video series.

Our new series of videos was developed and created by Dr. Nicole Didyk, a medical doctor, Geriatrician, CEO of The Wrinkle, and a new member with Active Aging Canada.

Osteoporosis Myths – BUSTED!  Three common misconceptions about Osteoporosis.

Because what you do everyday matters!

Be sure to consult with a physician, physical thera­pist, or other trained health or exercise professional before doing a new exercise routine in case you have medical and physical conditions that affect the exer­cises and how they are applied.

You can view this video on YouTube -The Wrinkle and you can go to Active Aging Canada YouTube channel for more videos.

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Exercise to help fight incontinence.
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Sometimes exercise takes some creativity. This weeks active aging minute!

Wednesday, March 3. Experience Joy every day.

Vol 1, Issue 2, Feb 2021
Strengthen Your Immune System With Exercise
Physical activity has many benefits for older adults. One positive effect of exercise is that it strengthens immune function and reduces inflammation that can reduce the severity of illness and infection.1
Research is emerging on how physical activity improves our immune response to COVID-19.2 Chronic illness, like diabetes and heart disease, is a risk factor for getting severely ill with the virus. We know that staying active reduces the risk of many chronic conditions. Also, physical activity increases the number of immune cells and improves how they function.1 One study has shown that having a higher aerobic fitness decreases the chances of having to go to the hospital with COVID-19.3
As we age, the function of the immune system declines. That can mean a greater chance of severe infection. It can also mean that we do not respond as well to vaccines.4 But the good news is that we can fight that trend with regular moderate exercise.5,6 We know, for instance, that regular physical activity makes flu vaccines work better for older adults7.
What type of exercise is best for strengthening the immune system?
Following the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology 24 Hour Movement Guidelinesfor physical activity will provide the right type of exercise for strengthening the immune system
  • Moderate to vigorous aerobic exercise: Aerobic exercise increases your breathing and heart rate. The increased circulation (blood flow) allows immune cells to travel farther into places like the lungs and encounter more infected cells.Your regular aerobic exercise sessions should add up to 150 minutes a week.
  • Muscle strengthening activities: At least twice a week, do exercises that strengthen the major muscle groups, such as the arms and legs. Strengthening your muscles is just as important because muscles are the source of many proteins that play an important role in immune function.
Being physically active may not prevent us from getting COVID. But a strengthened immune system can help to decrease our symptoms and quicken our recovery times.8
Liza Stathokostas, PhD
Research Director
January 13
Lowering to the Floor
December 16
Bridge Exercise
December 9
Squat Exercises with weights
December 2
Squat exercises
November 25
Progression of strength exercises
November 11
Flu can be devastating for those 65+
November 4
Resitance Exercise videos
October 21
Check out a variety of exercise programs for older adults in video format or paper version made available from UBC Okanagan.
October 14, 2020
There are so many resources available to help you stay active at home. Keeping physical distancing from others does not mean that you still cannot be active. It is so good for your mind, your body and your spirit. And these days it is so important to keep busy and stay active. If you need a few ideas to stay active, stay safe and keep your distance, please check out this video link.
September 23
Active Aging Canada presents Your Active Aging Minute REWIND series.
There are so many resources available to help you stay active at home. Keeping physical distancing from others does not mean that you still cannot be active. It is so good for your mind, your body and your spirit. And these days it is so important to keep busy and stay active. If you need a few ideas to stay active, stay safe and keep your distance, please check out this video link
The Government of British Columbia has developed energy bursts videos, designed to get you moving and feeling great. Move for Life is a series of videos featuring seniors of all ages and abilities demonstrating physical activities. It includes activities for viewers with limited mobility so they can stretch and move safely. It encourages older adults to add more physical activities to their daily routine in a fun and inspiring way while explaining the benefits of doing so. When you feel like you need a burst of energy, try one of these two-minute exercises.
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September 4 – Get the help you need to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://cdpp.ca/get-involved

August 26 – Trunk and Core Daily Dose Brochure https://www.activeagingcanada.ca/assets/pdf/healthy-living/Daily-Dose-Brochure.pdf

August 19 – Healthy Living https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vTVw4QhOrQ

August 12 – Modifying Activities https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUxW8ZUZC30

August 5 – Staying Active https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvZu3tSfyKQ

July 29 – Prevent Injuries https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFM8YTPJ_pw

July 22 – Side Bridge self assessment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9S8pi0zKOU

July 15 – Line Lunge self assessment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_cEN40Q3Rc

July 8 – Timed Up and Go https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM9NXinqzTk

July 1 – Standing up from Chair https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTcnRIwQVD8

June 24 – Sit and Turn Self Assessment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zI5ZJMFT_LU

June 17 – Back Scratch Self Assessment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGDMWkQFWc4

June 10 – Balance Self Assessment https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVmeueTotkY

June 3 – Flexibility Self Assessment – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJ-ZYu1gAS8

May 27 – How Important is Functional Mobility https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQOETZM5kN4

May 20 – Getting up from the Ground https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmpaLWMrJtk

May 13 – How Important is Mobility https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0H0dS_n6G0

May 6 – Balance Exercises  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kvqHRZm7U4

April 29 – Fall Prevention – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-wPKpZPolQ

April 22 Improved Walking – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyi_zpGu6RA

April 15th – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DwwNHa_ixBc

April 8th – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApRJeCIhu0Q

April 1st – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV6_PnK0-Qo

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