Safe exercise for seniors

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jun 19, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Getting regular physical activity is a great way to stay healthy physically and emotionally at any age. For seniors, exercise can help with arthritis pain, joint stiffness, strengthening bones and muscle, and may even help keep your mind sharp and your spirits up. But starting an exercise program should take a little thought and planning — and always let your physician know before you begin.

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Topics: Exercise, Osteoporosis, Bone health, Arthritis

Treatment options for arthritis

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 1, 2015 11:00:00 AM

If you’re living with arthritis, you know that daily activities such as climbing stairs or even walking can be difficult. Although arthritis comes in many forms, the most common type is known as osteoarthritis (OA). OA is caused by the wearing down of the joint’s cartilage. When the cartilage wears down, the joint’s bones may rub together, causing pain.

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Topics: Bone health, Arthritis