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, [...]

2018-01-15T22:42:49-05:00January 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 [...]

2018-01-15T22:21:38-05:00January 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 [...]

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

Big Belly Fat…Be-gone!

Prince Deese Prince Deese, an All American Wrestler, a Hall of Fame Football Player, and a State Champion Body Builder, is a certified personal trainer and strength conditioning specialist. Prince Deese and Gina Deese own A.C.T. by Deese, a Fitness & Training Center in Greensboro, NC. Visceral fat (big belly) is linked to many health issues which plague both young [...]

2019-01-14T19:10:12-05:00January 11th, 2018|Fitness|

Exercise for the Best in Health

Getting older does not mean that you should not work out. In fact, it is the key to independence and a good quality of life as you age. Regular exercise has been proven to strengthen joints, rebuild muscle, and increase metabolism. It can also stop or delay serious illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, stroke, arthritis, and Alzheimer's disease. You need [...]

2017-12-14T15:38:01-05:00December 14th, 2017|Fitness|

The Zen of Swimming

If you want to break the record for being the longest living human and also want to keep feeling as strong and pain-free as possible, start swimming. A 32-year study of men ages 20 to 90 found that swimmers had the lowest mortality rate, beating walkers and even runners. Some advantages: Swimming peels off the pounds. Even a slow crawl [...]

2017-08-18T19:29:39-04:00August 18th, 2017|Fitness|

Exercise: The Panacea for Aging

Prince Deese Prince Deese, an All American Wrestler, a Hall of Fame Football Player, and a State Champion Body Builder, is a certified personal trainer and strength conditioning specialist. Prince Deese and Gina Deese own A.C.T. by Deese, a Fitness & Training Center in Greensboro, NC. A.C.T.’s “senior fitizen” award goes to John Berg, as he once again returns home [...]

2019-01-14T19:12:10-05:00July 5th, 2017|Fitness|

Walk Your Way to Heart Health

Older Americans are particularly at risk from inactivity. Thirty percent of adults aged 65 or older report that they get little to no leisure-time physical activity. You can get active in lots of ways, but walking is one of the easiest. It’s safe, easy to stick with, costs little or nothing, requires no special skill or equipment and has many [...]

2017-06-15T17:01:08-04:00June 15th, 2017|Fitness|

Roc Steady Boxing – Not What You’d Expect

When Greg Geheb was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2008 at the age of 57, his family began researching treatment options. They discovered that intense exercise was beneficial in combating the progression of the disease. Greg’s daughter discovered Roc Steady Boxing, an organization headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, which offers non-contact boxing classes to ease and slow the progression of Parkinson’s. [...]

2017-06-15T16:59:33-04:00June 15th, 2017|Fitness|

Active Adult Centers Celebrate 5 Years

Senior Centers might tend to carry a stigma about them, especially among baby boomers, but they aren’t like what your grandmother knew anymore! Proof is found in The Five Points Center for Active Adults and The Anne Gordon Center for Active Adults which celebrate their fifth anniversary in September. And they truly live up to the name “Active Adult”, noting [...]

2017-06-15T16:54:39-04:00June 15th, 2017|Fitness|
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