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Assisted Living Homes Confirm Exercise Is the Most Reliable Cancer Fighter For Seniors

Recent studies have proven that cancer cannot live in the body if it has a consistent level of oxygenated blood. Having more oxygen in the bloodstream can be an important firewall against getting cancer and can even mimic some of the effects of having a healthy, low fat diet. Dr. Otto Warburg, who discovered the root cause of cancer in 1923 and won the Nobel Prize in 1931 for the discovery, quoted, “All normal cells have an absolute requirement for oxygen, but cancer cells can’t live without oxygen – a rule without exception”, he said. “Deprive a cell 35% of its oxygen for 48 hours and it may become cancerous.” These most recent studies have taken the task of expanding on Dr. Warburg’s theories.

According to the data, as we age, we lose a significant portion of our lean muscle mass every year. Over time, this process becomes much more severe when it’s coupled with a lack of exercise. As a result, the body tends to become very frail. Using exercise is a key component is a solution that can rebuild the lost muscle that comes with age. This is easily done with such activities as lifting small weights and stretching. Also, as people age, their muscles and tendons get shorter and become less hydrated. Doing yoga or even stretching exercises can help the body stay limber and strong. All muscle can only shorten 2/3rds of its total length so as a result, the longer your muscle is, the stronger it is naturally. This is very important for those 40 and over. For this reason Assisted adult living facilities have a variety of exercise classes and programs for seniors to participate in. These activities can range from water aerobics, tai-chi, yoga, meditation, dance and more. All of these activities are not too strenuous and help seniors keep active and allow fresh oxygen to pump into their blood stream. Assisted adult living facilities know that the more active their seniors are the more likely they are going to remain healthy and live longer.

 

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Activities like massage and meditation activate the parasympathetic system to help the body relax and provide much needed oxygen and chemicals to the body in order to reduce stress. Even walking can significantly increase your oxygen intake. One reliable way to incorporate activity and exercise in your life is to pick one or more activities that interest you and get a friend to join you. Most assisted adult living facilities print out calendars for their seniors to see what activities are scheduled.

In today’s world, people have become more sedentary because of the advancements in technology. As a result, moving the body has become an even more conscious effort. You might find walking the stairs as opposed to taking the elevator a healthy option for you. Assisted adult living facilities have activities organized that are specifically ideal for senior citizens. It’s best to start out gently, slowly and then build up to longer sessions of activity. If you haven’t been active for some time it is best to consult your doctor.

800Seniors.com is a leading referral system in the Elderly Healthcare industry. We are located on 5400 Atlantis Court, Moorpark, California 93021. 800Seniors.com provides the perfect match between seniors searching for health care provisions such as Home Care, Home Health, Skilled Nursing, Hospice Care, Medical Supplies, as well as a variety of Assisted Living San Antonio and Care Homes nationwide. Take the confusion and hassle out of the search. For more information call 1-800-768-8221, visit http://800seniors.com or fax us your details at (805)517-1623.

About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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