Old people come in many variations of age and fitness status. Some of the athletes participating in the National Senior Games in the U.S. are in their nineties.So age alone doesn't keep anyone from going to the gym. I'm 69, and I see people
Being old beats the alternative.If I was dead, how could I have seen a red head woodpecker a foot away looking for breakfast on a tree. He/she was far more intent pounding into the bark than caring about me.If I was dead, who would have fed my Mainecoon?
Maintaining lifelong fitness is a reasonable and accessible goal for most people, regardless of age. The most important thing to remember is simply, listen to your body. It will tell you when it is too much or too intense and backing off at these times will ensure you don't become injured and need to
Based on interactions with several active elders I can surely say on certain thingsReading - Keeps mind alert. Keeps life upbeat with facts, technology / information. Reading is known to increase life expectancy based on several scientific reportsGardening - Involvement with nature makes life Thankful, grounded, simple and appreciative. I see older people involved with
Theres no one particular instance which makes you think youre old...its a series of scenarios which u experienceWhen a young person mentions their date of birth you can remember what you were doing on that dayYou notice wrinkles and grey hairs more and more as the days go by. You wonder when
How to deal with my demanding elderly mother who insists on staying in her home but can no longer take care of things
My brother and I told our mom that we would help her to stay in her own home until it started causing problems in our lives.This may sound selfish on our part to some people. We both lived several hours from
I have many friends in their 50s that did lots of running in their workouts and have serious body problems, including needing artificial knees and hips. What are healthy workouts for people in this age group?
There has never been a conclusive study that shows that running wears out either hip or knee joints. We, as humans, have adapted to run. Running long distances is what we are engineered to do. By evolution no less.Why did we evolve to run? Simple, to outrun animals that we would kill and eat. There
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What are reasons that feet are not as flexible, supple, steady with ageing and what can be done to ensure foot-grip when walking does not reduce with ageing?
I may be wrong, but I suspect loss of strength and flexibility in the feet, ankles, calves and knees may be the cause.If you were to read the answers regarding exercise, perhaps you may have noticed that plyometric exercises are seldom
Keeping fit is largely not their purpose, keeping healthy is.Government has been setting standard sports equipments and machines in the parks in everywhere. The money comes from government budget and selling lotteries. They are literally everywhere and the seniors really like those.Taichi and martial arts. This requires long
This is not quite as simple as it intially sounds. There isn't an agreed/useful definition of old, and chronological age is at best a poor marker of how someone is ageing.However for someone experiencing age-related decline, what they should do
I was 27 and in the process of separating from my husband. My best girlfriend and I booked a cheap spa vacation in the Catskills. The age range of all other guests was 75- to 95. We thought it was a hoot until we realized how healthy and wise these people were. Every morning we went on a long
Medications and certain types of foods can cause body odors in people of any age. However, body odors in older people who also have underlying medical problems are more noticeable due to natural changes in the body that occur with aging.
Most older people actually do talk about the hardest parts, along with saddest parts, the scariest parts, the embarrassing parts, and even the funniest parts. But maybe not to everyone.I've just finished reading Dixie Golden's answer to this question (Dixie Golden's answer to
So... What's your present state of fitness? If you're starting out from a state of low fitness... A sedentary lifestyle, then the first thing would be to get a thorough physical checkup before starting anything.One of the big concerns with older women is bone health. Osteoporsis
as you get older...many of us lose our rose tinted goggles and begin to see existance for what it is...you realise and eventually lose both your parents...you realise that apart from maybe one friend or a wife or a brother or sister...these people were the only people on planet earth that truly loved you, and now they
Robusto Gym and Fitness Center is your one stop destination for all your fitness needs. The senior program is conducted by experienced fitness professionals and understand that each person needs train differently.You can contact them on their website at Contact Us. Or find
As an elderly person, what is the best advice you could give a young person today?Save your money.Don't be afraid to live life.Love yourself and others.Save. Your. Money.Take good care of your health.Stay fit.And, did I mention - SAVE your money? Something that everyone will have to face as an older
Absolutely! I'll nuance the answer a little as I'm referring more to behavior than what's happening inside people's head. Many old and frail people do ACT superior but I suspect a good number may actually be harboring some inferiority
Are you kidding? I do gymnastics all the time. The other day, I had to climb into a pickup truck. It had one of those metal steps fixed to the bottom of the door. Even with that helpful tool, it was still a little too high for me to put my foot on it.I was
Old people come in many variations of age and fitness status. Some of the athletes participating in the National Senior Games in the U.S. are in their nineties.So age alone doesn't keep anyone from going to the gym. I'm 69, and I see people at the
No. No more than any other singled-out group can.(At least not without checking their AARP membership card.)Age determination depends on lots of things, including the relative health, attitude, and mental state. There are 80 year olds who seem 60 and 40 year olds who look 60 and 20 year old crack heads who look 50.
Once in very, very hundreds of years ago, the people of a kingdom thought that the old people are an unnecessary burden. They thought that there is no use of keeping people who were old, weak, and I'll most of the
There are multiple ways to make money online. Making money with the internet is not easy for those who are not willing to take the time to learn, but is very rewarding to those who do. It doesn't require a high-speed computer or anything too
Based on interactions with several active elders I can surely say on certain thingsReading - Keeps mind alert. Keeps life upbeat with facts, technology / information. Reading is known to increase life expectancy based on several scientific reportsGardening - Involvement with nature makes life Thankful, grounded, simple and appreciative. I see older people involved with gardening so happy
In the modern lifestyle senior people also want to stay fit and healthy. Yoga exercises are ultimate way to stay fit and healthy at the age of above 60. Practice yoga for 20-30 minutes in the morning will increase the flexibility and also improve the blood circulation in the body.In
Real life for each individual is different as much as fingerprints are different. For some a beautiful spring follows to a beautiful summer, a spectacular autumn and the enjoyable winter. Very often for this people is hard to define their age
QUESTION: How do people die of old age?ANSWER: Two things -exhaustionscarringWe are all familiar with young people thinking that they are invincible, or experiencing getting hurt and bouncing back quickly with
You handle old people by not giving them power over you to make your life a living hell.The next time your grandmother criticizes you; ask her if she's done talking. Tell her you're sorry she feels that way,but you plan to keep doing what youve been doing. She
My wife and I are both 71 years o;d.My wife and I walk a lot. We live in South Florida, so outside in cooler months and in malls during the hot summer months.We both belong to a local Gold's Gym. $18. each per month. Super cheap compared to other gyms.My wife goes to the
The squat exercise is the best exercise for older folks. I know, I am almost 85 years old. The squat conditions your legs, knees, and thighs. if you consider how many times you have to sit, get in and out of cars, etc. It is most important to keep your leg
At 81 years old, I do both cardio and weight training.I weight trained today and proved that I can increase my strength by cross-training with different weights, benches, and machines at different gyms.When I started to use the benches at a new health club, everything felt heavier, especially the seated preacher curl bench as opposed
Depends on what metric you use to measure health and how intelligently you exercised.The metric is a rabbit hole - do you look at the longevity of life, quality of life, movement and mobility quality, the absence of disease, general health markers such as blood pressure or resting heart rate, perceived
Yes it is safe for seniors, but it must be tailored to suit your current health and fitness level.It's not suitable if you have cardiovascular issues already, or if you are brand new to exercise in general. Other than that, you should be good to go if you
Is 65 old? If it is, then I would counter with another Question: Why not?What does age have to do with living alone?? Age by itself is meaningless. There are Factors associated with old age but they're not exclusive to older people. I've already outlived a number of people who died younger than me. I have a
Note: I don't mean to be preachy, this is just a perspective!PrologueWe definitely don't treat all humans identically, irrespective of their age. We treat young kids, teenagers, young adults and mid-aged adults differently. By the same token, when
Stop thinking of senior citizens as being .... OLD people.We've reached a time in life where we may have a few extra miles on us, but we also have the time now for new hobbies and activities we've always wanted to learn - and now we're DOING them.Activities with
Exercises for StrengthChair SquatSquats are one of the great ways to improve the strength of your core and legs. Doing with it a chair is very safe. Here's how you can do the chair squats:Stand in front of a chair with your feet hip-width apart.Slowly
I assume you mean nursing homes. But there are retirement villages, assisted living communities, etc. as well.A traditional nursing home is the last stop on a very sad train for many or even most people. It's a hospital of sorts for folks who need around the clock care but not
I just turned 70 in December. I bought a
Keeping fit is largely not their purpose, keeping healthy is.Government has been setting standard sports equipments and machines in the parks in everywhere. The money comes from government budget and selling lotteries. They are literally everywhere and the seniors really like those.Taichi and martial arts. This
The old people in China do the same type of things in general that other old people from other countries do.shop, cook, eat, cleanSleep.some workexercise - group dancing at night - morning exercise in parkspend time with family.most look after grandchildrenappreciate musicpractise Taichi in the parkmeditatepraygo to church or a place of worshipread the newspaperhang out with friends and
I'll take a stab at answering as I will soon to be 75 year old. Since much of my academic background was counseling and educational psychology...I think life is a series of stages. I was married and had 2 children then
The best regimen is the one you will actually do every day or at least every other day. I suggest focusing on mainyour strength and flexibility.Do you have discipline? Then a class like yoga is very good for seniors. I do a
Diet plays an important role at all stages of our life.Instill discipline in all aspects of life. It means we love ourselves and our body. Our body, in turn, will love is back and function well for a long time.Some form of exercise is absolutely essential. Walk /
The aches and pains that you never experienced in your younger daysYoung men calling you "sir" or "Uncle Garrick"Slowing metabolismThose first few gray hairs and wrinkles in your skin, which you know will inevitably multiply with timeReading glasses and sometimes
Old people are doing some amazing things. I say,
Assuming no unaddressed pathology, ‘simple' osteoporosis or osteopenia is best addressed by weightbearing exercise. My specialism is the frail elderly, so some of my knowledge may be relevant - please don't be offended!If a DEXA scan identifies you as osteoporotic, NICE guidelines in the UK indicate bisphosphonates as the first line medication. Only then will
Hi Michael Bertsch thank you for your question.It is an argument that with age comes the descending journey of Health...Our Strength diminishes, our bodies deteriorate Muscle and our Bones become weak and frail. But what if there was a way to hold on to all of these?Luckily, we are now in the era that is starting to
So... What's your present state of fitness? If you're starting out from a state of low fitness... A sedentary lifestyle, then the first thing would be to get a thorough physical checkup before starting anything.One of the big concerns with older women is bone health. Osteoporsis can be prevented or helped with resistance exercise..... That means weights, primarily.The other
I'm going with most old people are divorced and single nowadays. As such, most old women fully intend to remain single because they don't want to work themselves into an early grave waiting on a man hand and foot, while most old men go about looking
Old age has begun. We don't recover from exercise the way we used to, and yesterday, as we were walking on a sidewalk, I could hear the impatient steps of some kids who were behind us. They think that they have to rush everywhere while having no idea that all that rushing will only get
When you get old, would you prefer to stay in your own home with a visiting carer once a day, or go into a home with lots of other older people, why?
Like most answers on here I say... it dependsI would prefer to stay in my home with a visiting carer provided that the
Which athletic facility is more helpful for a senior citizen to exercise, The YMCA/YWCA, 24 Hour Super Sport Fitness Center, City Sports, Golds gym or some other place not mentioned?
Based on my experience, I'd choose the YMCA because they have a lot of classes designed for seniors. I recommend aqua aerobics, and I hear a lot of the participants talking about the chair yoga as a great class.My YMCA has many senior members who enjoy both the exercise and the companionship.Plus, I like the idea of being
This is a very good question. Thank you for asking.Most seniors do not wish to just retire, sit on the couch awaiting death's bleak knock upon their door. Some have little choice due to disabilities that limit their functionality. Yet there are even exercises that can be done sitting in a wheelchair or regular chair
Three reasons come to mind. First, as a younger old person, I get up much earlier than I did when I was just plain young. So, I start my day earlier. Second, take a look at the field of endurance sports sometime (marathons, Ironmans, etc.), they are
Not all old people do: the lucky number who are living (or have led) a truly fulfilling, happy life probably won't become grumpier with age.For many old people, though, the following factors might all play a part in depressing their mood and causing
Old age ain't fer sissies.Really, there are lots of possible reasons, so let's start with the most usual: Many old people don't eat much. They really don't take in as many calories as they used to. Keep a close eye and you'll see- they may take a whole portion, but they don't eat a whole portion-
Why is it that when older people stand after sitting, they say their back hurts and they can't walk with upright posture? Is there a way to prevent this condition from occurring?
Their bodies stiffen up. You cant really do much about it since the elderly tire easily and sit much of the time. The only thing you can do is get them to get up and move around.When it comes to my mom, I think of reasons for her to look for something. It gives her something to
My own mother said to me,
Although there was a slight increase in self esteem and life satisfaction for women with children, no such effect was found amongst men. And childless older women and men reported no increased sense of loneliness or depression compared to those who had children.Our economists and politicians are notorious for calculating future expenses based on
Generally speaking yes. The national sleep foundation has a great chart where you can see what amount of sleep is recommended or appropriate. You can find it in the shownotes (#008 - sleep duration - sleeptrust).-In regards to the recommendations of the national sleep foundation the amount of sleep needed reduces itself after the age of 65
Grumpy. It's so nice to never have to worry about being an old bitch because everyone assumes you are one, so you have a license to act the part.You can be kind but people think you are one of those sweet old ladies then, and take advantage
I'm probably more proud of this answer than anything else written I've written on Quora because it speaks to a lot of the misinformation out there on flexibility training.How do I increase flexibility?All of those ideas still apply to you, I'll just provide a little more context.How much do you really need? Is the better
The fastest way for seniors to increase their flexibility is Microfiber Reduction.Microfibers are a mild type of scar tissue that form in the connective tissue between the muscles as a result of injury (falls, impacts), over-use (lifting weights, running, push-ups, pull-ups), illness (bronchitis, pneumonia, chronic colds, allergies) and stress (working long hours
This will even work with their flip-phone: Call them. Talk to them and take them seriously. If you say you are going to call-call. If they call you, be happy to hear from them and listen carefully for any unspoken concerns. When you ask them how they are,
Surprised and chance to learn more.I had suspected that I had ADHD. But I had no idea that I was autistic, too. My ADHD specialist also observed autism traits, which were later diagnosed by his colleagues.I had no idea that you could have ADHD
Hey, I am 68 but not elderly. If there are no medical issues exercise as much as you want. As you go from 70 towards 80 you will slow down regardless. If you are exercising to recapture the glory days forget it. If you want to be healthy and fit 30 to
Hi allMy year of birth is 1993 and day is winter solistice (sorry I don't want to write month and day). So presently I am 25 years old.Now regarding what age people assume, its totally different-My granny or grandma still treats me as 15 years
No one person, or group of people are entitled more than any other person or group. Older people bring to society a measure of experience that is oft-times underappreciated by younger generations, but that does not mean that older people are entitled to respect from younger people; it just means that younger people, in
Is age really just a number or is it older people trying to make themselves feel better about their own age?
Original question: Is age really just a number or is it older people trying to make themselves feel better about their own age?I have seen people in or past their late 70's who are in better health than younger people. My church in Tyler hosted an annual nursing
This is almost an unfair question, because some do not have a choice. There are many reasons that people seek shelter in an old age home. There are those of us who can no longer live alone and do not have family to take care of us. There
Not everyone has or can have children. There are many reasons and sometimes elderly people just have to accept what life deals them. I can tell you this - in some ways it is very lonely because most of the population does have children and the older they get, the more they talk
Yes, you will find a number of old age homes for 40-year-olds and above. However, with so many options available, it may become difficult for you to choose the best home for older adults. In this case, you can always take help of the internet or ask for references from your family
I manage a school with staff that have young children. I also have an elderly parent. We earn PTO time at the same rate based on working a 35 hour week. My staff never has any accumulated PTO because it's wasted on coming in 15
What are reasons that feet are not as flexible, supple, steady with ageing and what can be done to ensure foot-grip when walking does not reduce with ageing?
I may be wrong, but I suspect loss of strength and flexibility in the feet, ankles, calves and knees may be the cause.If you were to read the answers regarding exercise, perhaps you may have noticed that plyometric exercises are seldom mentioned. It is all about HIIT, Aerobics, strength, etc. Hardly any that touch on the jumping or explosive
What are some gentle exercise routines that can help an elderly person with balance and leg strength?
I can only think of one that is useful in daily life.It is the chair squat. Everyone sits down and get up many times a day. So it is most appropriate to build up your leg strength and endurance with the same movement.Sit on a chair, about one third out, knees and toes
I'm sure there are as many reasons as one can think up but, typically, it's considered necessary when an elderly person can no longer be safely left on their own to care for themselves. Poor eyesight, muscle weakness, poor balance, cognitive decline, as well as many illnesses can make
Once you are retired, as I am, your life becomes 10 kinds of awesome! You can do anything you want to do whenever you choose to do it.My husband and I sometimes stay up late watching Netflix or great old movies on TMC. We may sleep in the morning until noon. We may
In India it is not a good scenario in old age homes.Probably, hiring a care taker is a better option.It is not evil, it is same as hiring help for raising the baby when you don't have enough time to nurse the baby yourself.It need not
What does an out of shape older person do to ease back into shape - walking is almost out of the question?
I'm in the same boat. I got an adult trike, which doesn't impact the hips as much as walking. I used a Pilates machine with a built-in rebounder and plan to get one for myself. I also used a bobbing tank. It was homemade but
Well! That's a good question. And, in my opinion, and obviously judging the recent circumstances of India, old-age-home is a necessity. First, I would like to say that my maternal grandparents died before my birth. My paternal grandmother passed away before my parents' marriage. And my thakurda (paternal grandfather) breathed his last when I
Well, interestingly enough I don't consider myself as getting older; just continuing to live. However, what I feel and how I'm perceived may be two different things......That said, I would say that there are settled things that aren't negotiable. Mainly,
Most older people actually do talk about the hardest parts, along with saddest parts, the scariest parts, the embarrassing parts, and even the funniest parts. But maybe not to everyone.I've just finished reading Dixie Golden's answer to this question (Dixie Golden's answer to What's the hardest part about getting older that no one
Several things, in no particular order:Expectations. When you're young, people don't put much on you, other than
People 65 and older are eligible for reduced MBTA fares with a Senior CharlieCard. These cards are valid for 8 years.How to Get a Senior CharlieCardAt the CharlieCard StoreVisit the CharlieCard store at Downtown Crossing Station, on the underground concourse between
Why are elderly people no longer looked after by their family, but are put in old age homes or somewhere else?
Because in today's world the multi-generation home is very rare, if it exists at all; there are not enough people around to give them the care they need. Also, the rest of the family can't just ‘drop everything' to care for the elderly - they have jobs, and usually families of their own to care for.My mom
Many are sent because our culture doesn't respect elders. We are vapid, vain, and venal, easily seduced by the figments of our own imaginations. Three out of every four Americans are embarrassed future millionaires. And since we buy into the illusion
3 Reasons Why Old Age Homes Are Increasing In IndiaIn India, parents are considered as next to God. Here, people respect their parents so much that they consider it a sin to disobey them.Indian parents expect their children to look after them in old age. When their son gets married, they are overjoyed by the arrival
Why do people go to facilities at an old age home? I am comparing between an old age home and a home.
Once you are unable or struggling to live in your own home or a retirement village due to health reasons, an Aged Care facility can be a good option.Care staff available to helpMeals, activities, exercise, new friendsNurse call buttonMedication is
I am an old person and I have been using computers daily since the Apple IIe days. I have always been an early adopter and have kept abreast of tech right up until recently. In fact my daughters joke that if I had bought Apple shares
As children they were taught to respect their elders, period. This was handed down from generation to generation for centuries.Because they were taught this as an actual truth then they have expected the rest of us to follow the rules they were taught.For many they are angry because life has changed so drastically and not in a way
Mostly children do not want to send their parents to old age homes. But after marriage everything changes in parent children relationship.When another person enters into the life of the children, he\she finds it impossible to get along with the parents of his\her spouse.You cannot blame them for it. You cannot expect
It is not a good thing to send parents to old age homes. No sentient person should be
Our values and cultural cues are given to us, more times than not, by our own family and where we grew up.There's no shortcut answer to your question but there are times when professional services are better than home care.Caregivers at home are not capable of physically performing the
I understand the need on a practical level - folks get old and frail, needs escalate, there is no one who can or will take the time to help. It can be expensive to get paid help in your home, and finding the right people to come to your home
As an older person, what was different about getting married in later life, from when you married when you were young?
What a fascinating question!Let's go back to February 1993. I was aged 20 and married, a month before my 21st birthday. I was married for 14 years, gave birth to three sons. I started divorce proceedings in the new year of 2007. I had endured more than enough abuse
Do old people really get set in their ways or is it something young people just say to feel good about themselves at the expense of older people?
Well, both actually...and remember all elders (a better phrase than old people-we can call ourselves old, but you shouldn't ) aren't carbon copies..er-do you know what that means? Are aren't xeroxes..ok, thats gone also. We aren't all the same.Some seniors do isolate themselves off from much contact with younger people, and, as a result may tend to become
I need to know more about the question. It is cute and I chuckled, too. Did someone tell you that you smelled like an old person?Or do you think old people smell a certain way and you wish you knew how to avoid that?I hate the smell of false teeth glue or whatever it is called. That is
Marriage is more than just about sex. Whether one is married or getting married when they are old, they realize this. When we are older, we realize some of the best sex of our youth was with those we absolutely hated. However, when we are old, we only absolutely hate them as there is no sex left.Thus