Despite what it may seem, there are plenty of ways that you can stick to your workout regimen and focus on fitness this Halloween. In this blog post, you will find some of the top tips for how to make your Halloween fitness-friendly, and still fun. Trick-or-treat goodies do not have to be made of […]
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Unfortunately, aging isn’t something as simple as just letting it happen; there are lots of active aging care planning necessary to ensure an elderly person’s safety, security, and health as their age and needs progress. Although my parents are only in their mid-fifties, it’s important to begin to talk about some of these things. This […]
There are several fallacies and myths about fitness for seniors, whether from the things we tell ourselves or from erroneous information shared in the media. But fitness is important for all of us, no matter what our age. Here are some of the top myths of fitness for seniors, along with the truth… Myth: […]
Like so many things, our running speed tends to slow down as we age. However, that might not be totally due to the speed at which our legs move and our bodies function. A New York Times article from last month presents the results from a study that shows it may be due at least […]
Your core is probably the single most important muscle group to focus on strengthening for a fit, functioning body. Of course, you shouldn’t ignore your other muscle groups, but keeping your abs fit and strong will improve your posture, maintain proper support for your spine and back muscles, and set the stage for fitness in […]
Hydration is extremely important for a healthy diet and for safety during your workouts. When you are healthily hydrated, your body is able to carry important nutrients throughout your body, flush toxins from vital organs, and maintain an appropriately moist environment for your throat, nose and ears. Drinking enough water can be difficult – the […]
Fit After Fifty is a movement dedicated to inspiring and motivating people over age 50 to get moving and get fit to enjoy the benefits of better health. One of the major benefits of being fit in old age is an extended life, and one of better quality and enjoyment (because you’ll enjoy aging more […]
I recently came across a Huffington Post article about a fantastic new concept for elderly peoples’ fitness… playgrounds! Apparently communities in Europe and Asia have begun to open playgrounds specifically designed with seniors in mind – meaning low-impact exercise equipment – and the trend has come to the U.S. Playgrounds for seniors and parks that […]
By Norelle Done, www.simpleliving.com There’s a reason why the term “comfort food” was invented – sometimes we need it! For me, that desire starts happening in the fall, when the weather gets colder, the days shorter, and I come home from work in the dark. So I decided to give myself the ultimate comfort food […]
Effective exercise isn’t just about maintaining good form and challenging your muscles to work harder. In order to get the most out of your workouts, meanwhile avoiding injury, you need to maintain balance. To evaluate your body’s balance, give yourself a Functional Movement Assessment. Optimally, you should visit a sports medicine clinic or physical therapy […]
- Dr. Rachel Fischer, Occupational Health M.D.