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    I'd like to see some advice for seniors. Are the calories used the same for figuring out how many calories you need to lose weight? I can't squat any more. Is just attempting to squat the same as doing it? etc. Does Grok even have a grandma? Thanks for any advice specific to lower thyroid, lower energy, etc. due to aging and can this energy/flexibility be returned to the earlier levels?

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    I'm sure flexibility can be improved. I think people get stiff because they don't stretch themselves anymore. If you do something like, say, try to touch your toes when you bend over to pick up the paper, you will see improvement. Yoga is good. Tai chi is good.

    You can get stronger, seems to take longer for older people.

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    • #3
      Yes, grandma Grokina is alive and well. Grandpa too.

      Seriously, I am 68. I haven't thought too much about adjusting primal for my age. But I would be interested in others' thoughts.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Sanas View Post
        I think people get stiff because they don't stretch themselves anymore.
        It may have more to do with lack of strength.

        http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00tdnjl

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        • #5
          I think the 5 basic exercises in Primal Fitness is the way to start low and build up.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the URL

            I think I just need to start and go as far as I can. So much is trying to forget all the bad information we have learned. Appreciate your help.

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            • #7
              Tai Chi

              Originally posted by Sanas View Post
              I'm sure flexibility can be improved. I think people get stiff because they don't stretch themselves anymore. If you do something like, say, try to touch your toes when you bend over to pick up the paper, you will see improvement. Yoga is good. Tai chi is good.

              You can get stronger, seems to take longer for older people.
              I used to do Tai Chi. Can't remember why I quit. I'll start again. Thanks for reminding me!

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              • #8
                I'm a mature woman, and I really like Pilates for balance, strength, and flexibility.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by meatme View Post
                  I think I just need to start and go as far as I can. So much is trying to forget all the bad information we have learned. Appreciate your help.
                  Fountain of Youth.

                  Resistance Exercise Reverses Aging in Human Skeletal Muscle

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                  • #10
                    I'm mid fifties. Just discovered kettle bells and really enjoy them. you can do a squat type movement with the bells - not as satisfying as balancing iron on your shoulders but effective leg workout. the for dumies bok has a specail section for seniors.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by meatme View Post
                      I'd like to see some advice for seniors. Are the calories used the same for figuring out how many calories you need to lose weight? I can't squat any more. Is just attempting to squat the same as doing it? etc. Does Grok even have a grandma? Thanks for any advice specific to lower thyroid, lower energy, etc. due to aging and can this energy/flexibility be returned to the earlier levels?
                      This would make a great post not just for those of us who aren't getting any younger but also for those of us who have elderly parents (my Dad is 85).

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