Senior Exercise Directory
Exercise in older adults is very important for balance, heart health, muscle strength, blood circulation, and more. Exercise may be something fun, like playing golf or tennis, or something very simple such as taking the stairs or parking farther away from the grocery store so you take more steps. Tai chi and yoga are great exercises for those wishing to increase their balance and muscle tone. Water exercises are gentle on the joints but great for your heart and lungs. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how exercise benefits seniors, which exercises are most effective, and much more.
Osteoarthritis and Exercise
Exercise can be very beneficial for someone with osteoarthritis -- if it's done correctly. Find out how.
Get Fit for Life: How to Live Longer
It's important to keep moving, no matter how old you are. Here's the best way to do it and why exercise can help you live longer.
Caring for Parents, Keeping Them Healthy
WebMD offers tips for taking care of your aging parents -- from helping with doctor visits to helping them eat well.
The Health Benefits of Practicing Yoga
Health benefits associated with yoga include improved flexibility, more strength, better concentration, improved posture, better breathing, and lowered stress. Find out how yoga can help you.
Fitness After 50: The Gym Goes Gray
Baby boomers are flocking to fitness centers in record numbers
Gardening for Health
Can the simple pleasure of gazing on a landscape improve your health? Perhaps. A growing number of experts say that nature may hold a key to a long, healthy life.
Water Exercise for Seniors
A splash in the pool may help older adults achieve their fitness goals while easing joint and muscle pain.
How to Get and Stay Active at Any Age
How to start and stick with an exercise routine, at any age.
How to Exercise After 55
Laura Corio, MD, talks about the types of exercise needed for women age 55 and over.
Can I Reverse Years of Neglecting My Health?
Lifestyle medicine specialist, James Rippe, MD, talks about how to get back on the right path to health.
Tai Chi Strengthens Mind and Body
Tai Chi’s focus on posture and body placement may add benefits beyond what cardiovascular or resistance-training can provide.
Slideshows & Images
Tips to Keep Joints Healthy
Dealing with joint pain and arthritis? Find solutions for joint pain and tips to protect your joints from damage.
Slideshow: Fun With Kids? Don't Let Arthritis Stop You.
Active Living with Osteoarthritis
You don't have to sacrifice your favorite activities when you have arthritis. Use these tips to keep up your active lifestyle.
18 Secrets for a Longer Life
Friends are a surprisingly strong influence on how long you live -- for better or worse. Our slideshow explains this and other secrets of longevity.
Our Bodies as We Age
Do you know what to expect as you age? Take this quiz to find out how your body changes and to prepare for what’s ahead.
Weight and Aging Myths: Metabolism, Sarcopenia, Menopause, and More
It's true: It does get harder to keep your weight steady as you get older. But it's not just about what you eat. Take this quiz to see how much you know about weight and aging.