New Year, New You

The New Year is here and it is time to think about resolutions and goals for the days ahead. It is time to plan your fitness regimen and put your daily routine in order. Routine and regularity are important, so it is essential that you set aside a time each [...]

2019-01-16T14:09:24-04:00January 13th, 2019|Fitness|

The Importance of Flexibility

Seniors... are you experiencing discomfort when you reach down to tie your shoe? Have you moved items to the lower shelf where reaching them is easier? Are you "giving up" and "giving in" to the limitations that age seems to be bringing? Flexibility and mobility decrease with age, but exercise [...]

2019-01-16T14:09:42-04:00July 5th, 2018|Fitness|

The Importance of Balance

Seniors, look again! Is everything in order? You might have balanced your checkbook and paid off the balance of open accounts, but if you're weak on your feet and struggling on the stairs, you may have neglected the one most significant part of staying independent...good physical balance. Good balance [...]

2019-03-21T17:02:39-04:00April 2nd, 2018|Fitness|

Staying Motivated and Keeping Active

Sometimes the most difficult part of exercise and being active is staying motivated. You might be too busy, or just not feel up to it. But even if you take a short break, you can get moving again. Here are a few ways to help you fit some activity into your day. Make a plan Having an exercise plan can [...]

2018-04-02T16:03:21-04:00April 2nd, 2018|Fitness|

Exercise for Good Health

Many people make New Year’s resolutions to get healthier. Besides losing weight, they realize a focus on fitness can improve sleep as well as boost the immune system. Regular exercise and a healthier lifestyle are key factors in this important endeavor; however, it’s important to keep in mind that losing weight is different for each person. Besides diet and [...]

2019-01-16T13:15:54-04:00January 16th, 2018|Fitness|

Balance Exercises Prevent Falls

A deadly killer is lurking in your home. It’s not the usual suspect like a gas leak, a poorly installed furnace, or a faulty wiring job. It’s the stairs. You walk on them every day, but according to the National Safety Council, almost 12,000 people in the United States die from falls on stairs annually. When it comes to falls, [...]

2018-01-15T22:42:49-04:00January 15th, 2018|Fitness|

Seniors Find Weight Training Beats Cardio

Weight training or cardio? For older adults trying to slim down, pumping iron might be the way to go. A new study by researchers at Wake Forest University suggests combining weight training with a low-calorie diet preserves much needed lean muscle mass that can be lost through aerobic workouts. The findings, “Effect of Exercise Type during Intentional Weight Loss on [...]

2018-01-15T22:21:38-04:00January 15th, 2018|Fitness|

An Old Formula for Losing Weight

A new study at Wake Forest Medical Center affirms an old formula: seniors who want to lose weight should hit the weight room while cutting calories. The researchers report that seniors who performed resistance training while dieting lost fat but preserved most of their lean muscle mass in comparison to those who walked for exercise. Assistant Professor Kristen Beavers, a [...]

2018-01-15T22:05:30-04:00January 15th, 2018|Fitness|
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