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Balance Training Seniors Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Balance Training Seniors.

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Nutrition and the Elderly

Eating well is important at any age. But health issues and physical limitations sometimes make it difficult for seniors, the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, to get the nutrients they need for a balanced diet. Poor nutrition and malnut...  Read more

Transition into a Healthy Retirement

Once upon a time there was a distinguished politician who went into retirement after a long career of hectic schedules, important tasks, and continual limelight. After hanging around the house for the first week of his new-found freedom, he was gentl...  Read more

A New Definition For ''Old''

According to Webster's Dictionary, the word “old” is defined as “having been in use for a long time,” “worn, dilapidated, ancient, or decayed by time.” After an experience as a volunteer at the 1995 St. Louis S...  Read more

The Most Fun You'll Ever Have Burning Fat

If you’re looking for a new way to jazz up your fitness routine, why not try dancing? With the popularity of TV dance shows these days, there’s never been a better time to put on your dancing shoes. Why should celebrities have all the fun...  Read more

Try a New Sport this Freezin' Season

The weather outside is frightful-- but that pond in your neighborhood is delightful. Frozen solid now, it offers all kinds of possibilities for winter sports that’ll keep you trim until springtime. What’s more, if you take to the ice...  Read more

HOW CAN YOU GET A GOOD MEAL AT A SENIOR FACILITY
Updated 8/14/2014 2:48:51 PM

SENIOR FACILITIES OFFER WHAT THEY OFFER, & LOTS OF TIMES WITHOUT CONSULTING RESIDENTS. WE HAVE A MEETING EVERY TUESDAY MORNING WHERE RESIDENTS SAY WHAT THEY LIKE & DISLIKE ABOUT THE MEALS. UNFORTUNATELY, SOMEONE SUGGESTS A "WONDERFUL" MEAL THAT OTH...  Read more

New Senior Sparker
Updated 8/13/2014 8:31:21 AM

Hi Sparkers! I am 62 and about 70 lbs overweight. I have already lost some very slowly. I try to eat healthy and limit junkfoods, and walk for exercise. My husband is a couch potato and not supportive of me losing weight-he wants me to join him e...  Read more

Strength Training?
Updated 8/8/2014 2:34:17 PM

I am currently incorporating strength training into my workout routine. I downloaded an app, JEFit, to generate a strength training routine. I haven't settled on a single workout yet. Any recommendations?...  Read more

Balancing Nutrients
Updated 8/4/2014 5:01:33 PM

My carbs go way overboard everyday, along with fat and calories. My protein needs to be bumped up a little. I could lessen my carbs by having only one slice of bread in a sandwich, not eating junk food. Same with fat. No junk food. My...  Read more

Fell off the spark train!!!!!
Updated 8/8/2014 10:41:39 PM

I am so disgusted with my week!!!!!!!!!!!! I own the fact I did not pay attention, did not track and ate so many unhealthy snacks,very little exercise that I gained 6 lbs. Been sick for 2 weeks,had 2 spinal taps and bad reaction to both so spinal h...  Read more

Free Gym or Fitness Center Memberships for Seniors

Ask if you can receive a free gym membership through the Silver Sneakers program that comes with some health care programs for seniors. Programs may offer memberships at Ys, commercial gyms, or senior centers. Programs differ nationwide & consider yo...  Read more

iF IT'S NOT DISCOUNTED IT'S NOT NEEDED

tAKE ADVANTAGE OF COUPONS ON LINE, AND STORE DISCOUNTS, SENIOR DISCOUNTS AND CLEARANCE RACKS WHICH REQUIRES PLANNING AHEAD FOR MY NEEDS....  Read more

Working Moms

Helping working moms everywhere balance family, work, and achieving a healthy lifestyle....  Read more

Senior Playgrounds Offer New Exercise Options

Who says that playgrounds should be just for kids? London's Hyde Park area is set to open a new outdoor playground specifically geared toward older adults. The equipment will be designed to improve balance, flexibility and strength through low impa...  Read more

Is Diet the Most Important Factor for Senior Health? Maybe Not.

Healthy habits are important at any age, but it can be easier to get away with poor habits in your 20’s than in your 50’s and 60’s.  As we age, it becomes even more obvious that a balanced diet, regular exercise and taking good...  Read more