Struggling to find the perfect holiday gift for an aging loved one? Here are several creative gift ideas for seniors to help get you started! Entertainment Passes. Even if they are independent and active, a retired senior is often on a fixed income and cannot afford extras such as tickets to the theatre, golf course […]
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Exercise and healthy eating habits are important no matter what your age, but fitness is particularly important once we reach ‘senior citizen’ status. As our muscles, joints and bones deteriorate with age, it can be more and more difficult to exercise and stay fit, even though it is so necessary. Fit bodies move better, recover […]
The holidays are here! And so is the struggle to continue with your healthy nutritional choices. It doesn’t have to be a struggle and it is actually pretty simple to still enjoy some yummy holiday treats with a few changes and considering other alternatives. For those of you with medical or dietary restrictions from sugar, […]
We want to wish you joy and plenty of warm, happy feelings as you prepare to celebrate the good things in your life with the ones you love. The Fit After Fifty community is all about promoting a better life through fitness, and we hope that health and wellness are two of the things you […]
This is the time of year when families and friends gather around a table to enjoy each other and celebrate the things they are thankful for! Many families will be hosting grandparents and other elderly relatives and friends. It’s important to keep in mind that your aging loved ones have some special needs and things […]
While many families are anticipating weeks of madness in preparation for and celebration of the holidays, the season can be a different kind of dreadful for others. It can be the most isolating time of year for seniors and the elderly people who do not have family or community nearby. Loneliness and isolation can lead […]
If you were to take a poll among the elderly people you know, I would bet that very few of them would choose to live in a nursing home for their later years. Some may want to live with their children, but not if they feel they would be a burden. Most would prefer to […]
When we hear terms such as ‘bulimia’ and ‘anorexia’, the image that often comes to mind is a far-too-skinny young woman. But these eating disorders affect people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities, and can originate in surprising places. Unhealthy eating is a common struggle that nearly all of us deal with at one time […]
While it is certainly a challenge to get fit and maintain a fitness regimen, doing so has incredible benefits for seniors. One important benefit is that fitness improves brain activity and cognitive function, as a new study found recently. The study, which was done by the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the […]
Don’t let vitamins get complicated! Supplements and multi-vitamins are certainly beneficial to a nutritional diet, but there are so many out there it can be overwhelming and expensive. However, a good diet with the right supplements doesn’t have to be confusing, and you don’t need to take a handful of pills every day to achieve […]
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