Seminar shows seniors how they can boost their immune system – Sampan

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At the South Cove Manor, a timely seminar was held in February when certified personal trainer and sport nutrition specialist, Terry Yin, spoke about How to Boost Your Immune System With Exercise. Its more relevant than ever for seniors, who at this time need all the added protection they can get during the coronavirus pandemic.

As people age, their immune response capability becomes reduced, which, in turn, contributes to more infections. Exercise regularly is proven to naturally keeping your immune system strong and healthy. For people over age 65, 20-30 minutes daily low impact exercise can help cardiovascular health, lower blood pressure, help control body weight, and protect against a variety of diseases.

Here are a series of senior exercise routines:

The older we get, eating a healthy diet can also assist in improving the immune system. Eating well can also be the key to a positive outlook and staying emotionally balanced. When seniors metabolism slows, their body doesnt burn as many calories. As a result, the food elderly people eat should be as nutrient rich as possible. Here is Yins recommendation based on USDA Food Guide:

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