February is American Heart Month, created to raise awareness about cardiovascular disease which impacts more than 17.3 million people annually. But did you know that heart health is closely linked to brain health? According to the American Heart Association, following a heart-healthy lifestyle can lower your chances of having a stroke, and it can also […]
Is weight training part of your fitness routine? With so much focus on cardiovascular exercise, resistance training gets neglected. If you’re not pumping iron, you’re missing out on the powerful benefits of weight training for seniors. Health Benefits of Weight Lifting: Ace Your ADLs Getting dressed. Making meals. Moving in and out of bed. All […]
One of the pressing issues we face as an aging population is chronic pain. Depending upon one’s age, weight, fitness level, and mindset, most people over age 50 endure some level of daily discomfort in their muscles, bones and joints. Whether it is from a recent injury, surgery, a medical condition, or simply a long […]
“Physical inactivity is the fourth-leading cause of global mortality from non-communicable diseases behind high blood pressure, smoking, and high glucose levels.” ~ World Health Organization. Here is a practical guide with tips for maintaining physical activity regardless of age.
The longer your years, the harder you may have to work to keep your body in good shape. But diet and exercise may not be enough to drop the pounds in this day and age, at any age. With the advent of GMO (genetically modified) foods, allergen-rich additives, and unscrupulous processing practices, chances are the […]
Age-related illnesses can be a worrisome inevitability for most in their later years. But with all the threats of cancer, stroke, memory and mobility-impairing diseases out there, it’s important to keep in mind that the #1 killer of both men and women is heart disease. And the leading factor in many cases of heart disease […]
Staying fit in your golden years doesn’t have to be a pain or painful. As you age it’s vitally important to your mental health and immune system to keep your body in good shape. Bone density and muscle mass decrease at increasing rates every year after about 40, and both can be helped with regular […]
There are several benefits to getting started on a stretching program: Improves Muscle Development – If you are working out with weights, being flexible enables you to move through the full range of muscle movement. Stretching increase the range of motion for someone lifting weights while they”re doing it, it also helps to increase range […]