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Exercise Senior Citizens Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Exercise Senior Citizens.

Dancing Like the Stars!

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

Fantastic Frozen Dinners

Frozen TV dinners weren’t served often when I was growing up in the 60’s. However, on rare, extra-busy nights, I remember eating my meal out of that small, compartmentalized aluminum tray. They were always heated in the oven (since microw...  Read more

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

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

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

TRACKING EXERCISES
Updated 4/14/2014 11:04:09 AM

I have Leslie Sansone's Walk It Off in 30 days. Monday, Wednesday and Friday is walking and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday is firming. How do I track these?...  Read more

Core exercises not using shoulders?
Updated 4/19/2014 7:09:05 PM

I need a left shoulder replacement due to bone damage by arthritis. I have been doing water aerobics for over 5 years but I'd like to target my abdominals and core. Many of the land exercises involve the shoulders. Wall pushups are the worst...  Read more

Tellme your exercise that is past the comfort zone
Updated 4/12/2014 4:54:50 PM

I have done plenty of exercises that goes past a normal comfort zone, so I'm opening up this motivation thread for anyone that wants to post an upcoming exercise that is now past their normal comfort zone and then probably will post some thoughts and...  Read more

Knee sensitive exercises
Updated 4/12/2014 3:28:05 PM

So about 3 years ago I found out I have a tumor on my right knee, sort of to the inner side of my knee cap. It isn't cancerous and shortly after I found out about it, I lost my insurance and I was also just plain scared to have surgery cause I tend...  Read more

The "outraged citizen" friend or family member...
Updated 4/11/2014 4:53:34 PM

I have a few of these folks involved with my daily life and they always seem to be outraged by something that was reported by the media. It's usually something blown way out of proportion (my opinion, of course) but regardless of what it is they're c...  Read more

Remember Your Health Role Models

Remember the positive role models that your grew up with. Even if most of the people in your life growing up were not taking care of themselves, if there was even one person who modeled a positive, healthy way to live, then you had a role model. Che...  Read more

The process of becoming ?

I feel that this is almost the beginning of my becoming, and also turning into a Senior Citizen ( but your'e really only as old as you feel)Since I joined and really contributed to sharing deep and long hidden parts of me through 'SparkPeople' I feel...  Read more

Curves Divas

Calling all women who go to Curves! As we learn healthy eating and exercise habits we can support one another!...  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

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