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 >>

May 8th, 2020

Being Outside Can Be Good for Your Health

Being Outside Can Be Good for Your Health. You can read more useful articles and advice on our blog.

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 >>

July 1st, 2018

Top 5 Ways for Seniors to Stay Physically Active

One component of aging is usually a decrease in activity, which can result in loss of flexibility, strength and agility. While exercise can’t stop the aging process, it can slow down the effects. Some physical activities are especially beneficial to seniors. Here are five of the best ways for seniors to enjoy better physical health. Read more >>

July 1st, 2018

Exercise Options for Seniors and Older Adults

No matter what your age, it’s important to maintain a healthy heart and body. But practicing a balanced fitness program can be vital for seniors. According to the Mayo Clinic, regular exercise helps control cholesterol levels, body weight, and blood pressure. It reduces the risks of stroke, heart attack, hardening of the arteries, and strengthens bones Read more >>

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