Fitness

May 1st, 2022

14 Easy Mood-Boosting Chair Exercises Seniors Can Do at Home to Build Muscle and Improve Balance

Physical exercise is critical for strengthening muscle, improving stability. For many seniors, the biggest barrier to an exercise routine is the physical challenges that hinder the ability to go for walks, join a yoga class, or visit a gym. The general fear of falling is a big hindrance, too. At-home chair exercises are a great Read more >>

April 1st, 2022

How to Lower Cholesterol with Diet and Exercise

You’ve probably seen the ads about controlling cholesterol with medication and wondered, “Is it possible to reduce cholesterol with diet and exercise?” We asked experts in nutrition, exercise science and fitness to find out, and the answer is yes! Being active and eating smart can help manage cholesterol. “Elevated cholesterol used to be blamed specifically Read more >>

January 10th, 2022

14 Strength, Flexibility & Balance Exercises for Seniors

Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death for Americans 65 and older, according to data from the CDC.1 One of the main risk factors for falling is poor strength and balance.2 So, how do you improve your balance as you age? Luckily, there are home workouts you can do to help reduce the risk of taking Read more >>

August 22nd, 2021

Yoga for Seniors: A Therapeutic Practice for Healthy Aging

Yoga is one of today’s most popular mind and body exercises. It has been shown to help improve respiratory and cardiovascular function. It can also relieve anxiety and depression, and ease pain and chronic stress. The benefits of yoga for seniors in particular include improved mobility, a reduced fear of falling, and enhanced quality of Read more >>

August 13th, 2021

The Benefits of Low-Impact Workout Routines for Older Adults

Physical activity has immediate health benefits including better sleep and less anxiety, and a reduced risk of serious illnesses such as heart disease, Type II diabetes and depression.. It can also…improve your balance and boost your brain health. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1 Low-impact aerobic activities are gentler on the joints and may Read more >>

April 6th, 2020

Activities for Seniors to Stay Active All Year-Round

Always talk to a health professional before starting a new exercise or fitness activity. 8 ways to stay active throughout the seasons! The changing seasons provide new opportunities to be active. We compiled a list of ideas for staying mentally, socially, and physically active all year long. Spring activities for seniors Two ways to stay Read more >>

April 4th, 2020

Stay Independent and Healthy with these Low-Impact Exercises

Being active is a key to remaining healthy and independent. For many of us, though, the high-impact activities we used to engage in are no longer advisable. Low-impact exercise is an excellent alternative. Many people think that because low-impact activities are less intense than high-impact ones, they aren’t worth doing. “The truth is that low-impact Read more >>

August 1st, 2017

Active Male Seniors: How to Train Smart and Recover Faster

“We do not stop exercising because we grow old,” suggested fitness guru Kenneth Cooper. “We grow old because we stop exercising.” Not all of us are going to be Robert Marchand, the French cyclist setting records at age 105, but we don’t have to be. Staying active is the real win for senior men. We Read more >>

January 28th, 2015

Ping-Pong: One of the Most Beneficial Activities for Senior Citizens

Do you play Ping-Pong? If you’re a senior looking for ways to stay physically and mentally active, it might be the right game for you. A Los Angeles Times report tells the story of a Ping-Pong club at the Langley Senior Center in Monterey Park, California. For the past 25 years, the club has showcased the benefits Read more >>

March 8th, 2014

How Brain Fitness can Boost Successful Aging

A growing body of research is providing evidence that exercising the brain can deliver benefits that are both cognitive and physiological. For seniors, these benefits can be combined with a multi-factorial approach to successful aging to deliver superior treatment outcomes. Here, we’ll look at a few studies, and consider how the results can be leveraged Read more >>

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