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This press release is an announcement submitted by Senior Helpers, and was not written by Diabetes Health.
As the weather turns and leaves begin to fall this year, new research shows that local aging seniors are well served to get up and grab a rake themselves - for more reasons than one. A group of four recent studies published in 2010 Harvard University health and medicine journals shows a surprising and strong connection between seniors, exercise, and mental and physical health, especially among aging women.
"We've known that regular exercise translates to serious health benefits for seniors for years, but connections of this magnitude are incredible," said Peter Ross, senior care expert and CEO of Senior Helpers, the fastest growing in-home care company in the nation. "It's vital to keep mom and dad up and moving as they age, and this is further evidence that proves just how important even the most moderate of exercise efforts can really be."
The four new studies found the following related to seniors, mental health, and physical activity:
"The successes found by these researchers in improving mental function and physical health can be duplicated in reality, and locally," Ross says. "We work with area seniors living on their own each day, helping them get out of the house, go for a walk, do some light work in the yard or garden or whatever else they can do. It's crucial for elderly individuals to stay active and exercise, but it's also important to have someone there to watch them, assist them, and make sure they are staying safe while being staying active."
Simple Autumn Exercise Ideas for Seniors
"The physical and mental benefits of exercise among seniors are almost endless," Ross says. "Even the simplest of activities can go a long, long way to promoting a healthy, independent lifestyle among aging loved one - and this new research is the proof."
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About Senior Helpers:
Senior Helpers connects professional caregivers with seniors who wish to live at home as opposed to a nursing or assisted living facility. The company has 300 franchises in 42 states and one in Canada offering a wide range of personal and companion care services to assist seniors living independently with a strong focus on quality of life for the client and peace of mind for their families. Senior Helpers strives to be the leading companion and personal care provider that offers dependable, consistent and affordable home care. For more information, please visit seniorhelpers.com.
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